Women are more likely to have yeast infection than men and more often the infection is found in the vaginal area. Though yeast infection is not a serious complication, it should not be ignored. And if treatment was made before, women are still encouraged to use preventive measure for vaginal yeast infection because yeast infection may still appear again.
Due to women’s susceptibility to vaginal yeast infection, you might think that there is less chances for you to treat yeast infection. However, you can treat permanently the yeast infection if you can properly determine the causes of the infection such as bad hygiene, unhealthy diet and bad habits.
Insufficient amount of essential nutrients decreases the efficiency of the immune system to protect the body. Hence, healthy diet with vegetables and fruits is recommended. If necessary, ingest supplements for treating yeast infection.
Apparently, unhealthy lifestyle accelerates the reproduction of Candida fungi and thus disrupts the natural flora of the vagina. Good hygiene is highly recommended. One good example to live well and healthy is to start practicing cleansing your vagina twice a day. Also, only clean the vagina from front to back and not the other way around.
Apparently, too much of a good thing is also discouraged. This includes too much washing and scrubbing of the vagina. Though washing is recommended regularly, it is still unhealthy if done more than enough. The reason for this is too much washing disturb the natural balance of the natural growing microorganism.
Sex addiction is also a contributor to the development of yeast infection. Actually, women will get more vulnerable to yeast infection if they made sex with men that are potentially a carrier of the infection. This means you should start practicing having sex with only one partner to prevent yeast infection from attacking you. Safe sex may be acceptable but using oral contraceptives are strictly discouraged.
However, there is still a probability that you will have yeast infection even though you practice healthy living. Hence, you also need to be familiarized with cures and treatments for Candida infection, especially the natural ones. In fact, natural treatment such as yogurt or garlic is highly effective but cheap.
Before jumping into the water, you must test the water first. This is the same thing about yeast infection treatment. You have to be diagnosed with yeast infection first before you can use yeast infection treatments. So, talk to a medical professional and ask for a medical check up.
Prasanta Chatterjee is involved in healthcare market research since 2009. He loves to write about alternative health, herbal health along with general healthcare.