A yeast infection, also known as Candida, is basically caused by a group of microscopic fungi or yeast called Candida albicans. It generally affects the vaginal area but can also develop around dentures, under the breasts, lower abdomen, nail beds, and beneath skin folds.
Factors that can increase the risk of getting a yeast infection are pregnancy, stress, chronic health conditions, diabetes, use of oral contraceptives, steroids and antibiotics.
Women can also get yeast infections after menopause due to declining estrogen levels, which thin the vaginal walls. Most men and women suffer from a yeast infection at least once.
Some of the signs of a yeast infection are itching, burning or swelling in and around the affected area. If it is a vaginal yeast infection, there will be pain or discomfort in the vagina during sex, a burning feeling when urinating, and odorless vaginal discharge. There are many simple home remedies that can eliminate the infection in a relatively short time.
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A common side effect of chemotherapy or antibiotic is diarrhea, which may be caused by the elimination of friendly bacteria found in the colon. Studies have shown that yogurt contain pro-biotic micro-organisms – such as Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobac terium longum which fights with the bad bactaria named candida and helps prevent diarrhea.
Some people who take antibiotics gets an overgrowth of bacterium Clostridium difficile, which causes pseudomembranous colitis. It is necessary to introduce the friendly bacteria to your digestive system and the plain yogurt without sugar is best for it and it prevents from all the above mentioned problems.
If you have nasal congestion, sinusitis, bloating, diarrhea, gas and constipation then you may have Candida (bad bacteria) overgrowth. It occurs in colon/ bowels. It cases the immune suppression and then may causes so many other fatigues. Avoid consuming sugar and sugar products and sweets to slow down the overgrowth of Candida/Yeast. You can eat fruits but should not consume sugar and all source of sugar. Whole wheat bread and whole fruits and washed raw vegetables are good to eat. If it is hard for you leave the habit of sugar then use sweetener as a substitute. Our diets include so many added sugar that makes the diet disaster. Sugar slow down the immune system help Candida yeast to overgrowth. Consume plain yogurt every day especially in the morning before breakfast after taking plain yogurt drink whole glass of clean crystal water. Start your breakfast 45 minutes after having yogurt for 6 months it will help you control your symptoms of bloating, diarrhea and gas problem.
Yogurt (Dahee) is one of the best health foods. It is high in calcium to build healthy bones, it provide us Vitamin B12, and foliate which supports blood supply in arteries and yogurt also contains pro-biotic (friendly bacteria) which helps in keeping healthy intestine. Yogurt’s friendly bacteria saves us from peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. Friendly bacteria of yogurt also reduce overgrowth of Candida (a harmful infection) and improve symptoms of bowel such as constipation, diarrhea.
Antibiotics kill not only invading bacteria but also healthy flora (friendly and protective bacteria Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium). The composition of the intestinal flora can be disrupted by the use of antibiotics, and chemotherapy. The disease dysbosis also refers to a chronic imbalance in our bowel flora. Antibiotic kills friendly bacteria and then harmful organisms, Candida, E. coli, Staphlococci and Klebsiella fill the vacuum of friendly bacteria in colon. Antibiotics turn the off the action of white blood cells in immune system. Kids given antibiotics during the first 2 years of their life will have increased chances of allergies in their later years of life.
The protective bacteria Lactobacilli of yogurt can keep the acidity of the vagina (the pH higher) and create a antagonistic environment against the AIDS/ HIV virus and decrease the risk of STD infections.
Instead of taking antibiotics, use grapefruit, onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric and vitamin C 500 mg two times to support immune system and keep the antibiotic as life saving drug for future use. Eat yogurt everyday if you are not allergic with milk products.