Thursday, 24 October 2013

How Do I Get Rid of Candida Infection?

Getting rid of yeast infection goes beyond the application of a specific therapy. A complete treatment plan which incorporates appropriate lifestyle changes as well as other necessary measures will be required to get rid of the infection and avoid a recurrence.

You probably know by now that yeast infection can cause miserably embarrassing symptoms, but you would like to make the necessary effort to get rid of these symptoms and prevent a recurrence, so that you can have your life back.

There is no doubt that adhering to appropriate lifestyle principles and combining them with a complete treatment plan that addresses all the ramifications of the infection ensures that you can get rid of this embarrassing affliction and prevent its recurrence. Let me give you some of the simple lifestyle changes you may need to make.

Yeast infection is caused by a fungus called candida which loves to live in moisture laden areas of our body. The digestive and the genital tracts happen to be two common areas. Generally, measures that will reduce moisture in the genital area would be helpful in controlling yeast infection in that part of the body.

Avoid prolonged wearing of wet workout gear or bathing suits as much as possible. Instead, wear loose-fitting underpants, especially if they are made of cotton. Maintaining proper hygiene such as simple hand washing will also help keep away yeast infections.

Dietary changes make a significant difference in the prevention of yeast infection and this forms part of the treatment plan mentioned earlier . The organism’s main source of fuel is sugar. The more sugar you eat, the more fuel you give to yeast infection. By reducing sugar in your diet as much as possible, you not only help in maintaining a healthy body, you will also curtail an overgrowth of the fungus. Become food smart by learning what foods act like sugar in your body. Reduce the consumption of things like alcohol, dairy, yeasty breads, sugar and sugar substitutes. Eat plenty of fibre every day.

Prolonged use of antibiotics also tends to eliminate protective bacteria and cause the proliferation of the fungus. It is not always possible however to avoid antibiotics, but it is essential that you do not take them for longer than necessary, as they have the effect of killing both good and bad bacteria. Yeast infection then gets room to fester and thrive once the good bacteria are gone. If it is not necessary to take them, please avoid doing so.

The immune system helps to fight off infections, and that includes yeast infections. Drugs which suppress the immune system have the same effect on the body as the excessive use of antibiotics. They cause the candida organisms to proliferate and invade the tissues, thereby starting a yeast infection. Similarly, medical conditions that weaken the immune system are also likely to bring about or worsen a yeast infection. Such conditions include H.I.V infection, cancer or cancer chemotherapy, steroid medications, oral contraceptives, diabetes et.c

When you protect your immune system and keep it healthy and strong, you help your body fight yeast infections. It is therefore beneficial to strengthen the immune system by reducing stress, fuel your body with nutritious foods, engage in regular exercises and get plenty of sleep.

You can get rid of yeast infection if you undertake the complete treatment, create habits and make lifestyle changes that will ensure that the infection does not recur.

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