Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Common Myths about Yeast Infection

Yeast infection is a common affliction, and when something is as common as yeast infection is, it tends to generate several myths. That unfortunately is the case with yeast infection, otherwise referred to as Candida infection. Believing these myths often influences the course of the affliction. We will look at some of the more common myths here.

Only women suffer from yeast infection.
This isn’t true at all. Both men and women have the Candida organisms living naturally in their body and both men and women can get Yeast infections. In fact, men can get yeast infections on their genitals just like women can get vaginitis caused by yeast infections. Many studies have shown that Candida overgrowth is present in 90% of the population.

Only drugs and antifungals can kill the Candida organisms.
Drugs and antifungals can treat the symptoms of Yeast infection. However, they don’t treat the underlying cause. In fact, many Candida drugs and antifungals can cause a number of other harmful side effects and symptoms. If you suffer from recurring Yeast infection it is important to look at the underlying cause. Relying on drugs and antifungals will not alleviate the problem and  you may continue to have recurrence.

Home Remedies Don’t Work To Treat Yeast Infections
This is not entirely true. It depends largely on the home remedy. One popular home remedy for Candida overgrowth is known to be highly effective in eradicating the organisms and preventing a recurrence. This involves a holistic program designed to get rid of the infection naturally.

Yeast Infection is not a big deal.
Overgrowth of the candida organism  can overwhelm the immune system in susceptible individuals with serious consequencies. It can become systemic, and take over your blood and organs so it is a big deal. Candida overgrowth can also cause other surprising problems like weight gain, chronic fatigue, severe debilitation, headaches, hormonal imbalances and a wide variety of pretty serious problems. Yes, Yeast infection is a big deal.

 Only people with compromised immune systems get Yeast infections
While people with compromised immune systems are in danger of more serious complications from Yeast infections, the truth is that anyone can get it. Healthy, unhealthy, good dietary habits, poor dietary habits, male, female, young and old – The Candida organisms  exist in everyone and everyone is at risk.

However, you will strongly improve your chances of avoiding an overgrowth of the organisms if you take great care of yourself. This includes making sure you reduce stress, eat a nutrient rich, low sugar diet, eat lots of fibre and don’t smoke or drink heavily.

The organisms live in everyone and can cause real and serious health problems. No one is immune. If you suffer from Yeast Infection get some help and try to eradicate it. Simple lifestyle changes and a holistic approach to completely eradicate the organisms can make a big difference.


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