Vaginal yeast infections are quite irritating. They are uncomfortable, itchy, and sometimes painful. Most vaginal yeast infections are caused by the Candida family of fungi. The infections are not harmful to otherwise healthy women.
Most of the organisms live in a healthy balance as a part of your vaginal flora. However, certain triggers may cause an imbalance resulting in an infection. These triggers could be a change in your vaginal pH, or the microbiome is disrupted. It may be something like your blood sugar being high or your gut microbiome being off balance. When an infection occurs, it can lead to irritated, itchy, burning sensations in your vagina and vulva, increased urination, and an unpleasant discharge.
Preventing and healing yeast infections naturally
It’s best to take a multi-pronged approach when dealing with a yeast infection. You need to use vaginal probiotics and herbal treatments to address the overgrowth of harmful fungi while restoring balance to the microbiome and your overall health.
If you want to treat a current yeast infection or prevent one from the beginning, look at the triggers below and make some lifestyle changes, ideally eliminating the triggers. This may mean avoiding sugar and alcohol for several months. You should also reduce exposure to chemicals that act as endocrine disruptors and put your health at risk.
There are 6 key triggers that can cause an imbalance in your vaginal microbiome by altering your pH, increasing blood sugar, or damaging the healthy flora. The result can be a yeast infection.
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