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Where Do Yeast Infections Come From

Where do yeast infections come from? A yeast infection starts from within you. A lot of women think that it is an infection that is caught from something or someone, but they usually just start on their own. The reason that happens is because you have yeast in your body all the time, and the reason you start suffering from an infection is because something is not right. In saying that, fungal infectiosn can be caught through sexual intercourse, but this is a small precentage of infections.

Yeast in your body

You have yeast living in your body all the time. It’s not just limited to the area of your vagina. Yeast lives on your skin, in your mouth and in your intestines. The yeast is kept under control by your body’s friendly bacteria, and when you start suffering from a yeast infection that means your friendly bacteria has lost the ability to keep it under control.

Yeast mutates into fungus

When the yeast is no longer under control it grows in numbers, and then it mutates into fungus. It’s this fungus that is feeding on the skin cells inside your vagina, and it also feeds in your intestines. If you’re suffering from more gas and bloating than you use too then this is a sign of fungus in your digestive tract.

Your treatment

You have various choices of treatments for your yeast infection. Most women go for a cream at first that you can purchase in your local drug store. If these don’t work most women just keep on using them just to eliminate their symptoms, and they hope that one day their drug resistant yeast infection will eventually go away. But that never happens, and then they try something else.

Other sufferers try oral anti fungal drugs if the cream they used didn’t work. This works for a lot of sufferers, and like above, if it doesn’t, the sufferer usually just keeps on using the drug just to alleviate their symptoms.

If you use both of the treatments above an they don’t work you need to go back to your doctor to make sure that there is no underlying cause of your persistent infections such as Diabetes. If you are healthy and your infection keeps coming back it’s because the two methods above do not treat a yeast infection from the root cause. So you’ll need to start treating your infection naturally and strengthening your body’s natural defenses that have been weakened.

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Posted March 29th, 2011 in yeast infections.

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