What Causes a Vaginal Yeast Infection? And what can you do to avoid a vaginal yeast infection?

When you’ll know the yeast infection causes and symptoms, you’ll know how you can prevent infections from coming back.

There are many yeast organisms present in our body that are not harmful. Bacteria also live inside our body that are essential to our health and are usually harmless. The presence of yeast and bacteria inside our body should be in balance with one another.  You get a yeast infection when the friendly and non-friendly bacteria get out of balance which causes yeast to thrive.

Causes of vaginal yeast infections

Below are some of the things that cause an imbalance in bacteria that makes women susceptible to yeast infections.

A woman can get a vaginal yeast infection when she is having her period, is pregnant or is menopausal because hormonal changes occur in the body at these times. Using birth control pills and steroids can also contribute to vaginal yeast infections.  Other causes of yeast infections include taking antibiotics, having diabetes, stress, being overweight, reduced immunity, and wearing wet or tight clothing.

Menstruation. Just before a woman begins her monthly menstrual cycle, her body generally produces high blood-sugar levels. The sudden change in hormone levels can result in yeast infections. One thing you can do is change tampons or pads frequently during your period.

Pregnancy and yeast infection. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can result in yeast infections. During pregnancy, increased estrogen level causes the vagina to produce more glycogen, making it easy for yeast to grow there. Yeast infections are common in pregnant women and are difficult to prevent. A few things can help prevent them such as wearing loose fitting, cotton underwear and limiting sugary food as yeast needs sugar to grow.

Menopause. Although there is no solid evidence to directly link menopause with yeast infections, a connection has been made between estrogen replacement therapies, menopause and yeast infections. The higher the level of estrogen you’re getting from synthetic hormone therapy, the more likely it is to cause a hormone imbalance that can result in a yeast infection.

Diabetes. Women who do not control their diabetes well are more likely to get a yeast infection because of the sugar in the urine.

Drugs. Birth control pills, cortisone and chemotherapy drugs kill friendly bacteria.

A compromised immune system can also increase your chances of getting a yeast infection.

Stress. Being stressed can increase your chances of getting a yeast infection.

What you can do to avoid a vaginal yeast infection

Some of the causes of yeast infections are difficult to avoid. But here are some things you can do to reduce your chances of getting a yeast infection:

  • Avoid taking antibiotics when not necessary. Taking antibiotics decreases the number of friendly bacteria and changes the normal balance between germs in the vagina.
  • Avoid wet and tight clothing. Candidiasis is often found in moist areas of the body, including the vagina. Avoid wet and sweaty clothes as yeast grows in warm, damp areas. Wear clean, dry underwear. Change underwear after exercising.  After swimming or showering, dry your body thoroughly and change into dry clothes.
  • Avoid wearing tight panties and synthetic panties that restrict air flow and can increase sweating and irritation. Wear cotton panties that lets your body breathe. Wear loose-fitting panties to allow air circulation. Also avoid wearing tight-fitting pants or shorts which may cause irritation.
  • Avoid sugar. Some foods encourage the growth of Candida. Candida thrives on all food products that are simple sugars. Avoid eating any kind of sugar and any foods that contain sugar, including honey, molasses and grain sweeteners. Avoid foods that turn to sugar, including carbohydrates such as white flours, pasta and rice. Avoid foods that contain mold or yeast such as baked goods, pastry, cake, muffins, cheese, bread, dried fruit, melons and peanuts.
  • Avoid antibacterial soap which may kill the good germs. Perfumes and the dyes in soap can mess up your pH balance and harm the sensitive tissues.
  • Avoid vaginal douches as they reduce the good bacteria that protects against infection.
  • Avoid using antibacterial deodorants like feminine deodorant sprays and powders who are making it easy for yeast to take over and cause an infection.
  • Avoid scented and colored toilet paper, scented tampons, scented sanitary pads and anything else that can cause irritation.

In many cases, you can avoid yeast infections by avoiding the causes. I’ll discuss vaginal yeast infection symptoms and home remedies for vaginal yeast infection in future articles.

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2 comments to What Causes a Vaginal Yeast Infection? And what can you do to avoid a vaginal yeast infection?

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  • Edna Nuval

    I have been having yeast infection for about a year or two now I have been going to my OB Gyne and was given antibiotic and took them 1 tablet and repeat it after 3 days this I took already for about 3 times in few months but with no cure I have also taken some probiotic pills and seems with no help as well. Please help

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