At least once in their lifetime, most of the women experience white chunky discharge, irritated, burning and itching that signifies a vaginal yeast infection. However, yeast infection is not a big problem, you only have to visit a pharmacy, take counter yeast infection and the problem is solved.
But, the OTC treatment does not work for many people, or it only works temporarily which means the yeast infection actually recurs within a several weeks or months. Here are some powerful ways to get at the root of the yeast infection for good if you are one of these unfortunate ones.
Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection:
The most important thing is, “is it really yeast?” If the infection came back clear, then it would be perfect to repeat the lab test because sometimes mistakes are made, these tests are not fool proof.
Irritation, burning, itching, and discharge signify vaginal irritation. You should also look for another possible reason such as hormone imbalances, vaginal dryness, allergies to spermicides or latex condoms, food sensitivities, bacterial overgrowth and even allergies to semen.
If vaginal swabs showed symptoms improved with yeast treatment, but the infection came back, then next question is “why is your system so receptive to yeast?” However, there are some possible ways to explore with your doctor (naturopathic):
Reasons for Recurring Yeast Infection:
Here are some important reasons for recurring vaginal yeast infection:
– Sexual transmitted reinfection
– Changes in your vaginal pH throughout your menstrual cycle
– Anti-fungal resistance
– Iron deficiency – Anemia
– Use of vaginal hygiene products –like bubble bath and douches that alter the vaginal pH
– A weakened immune system
– Disordered glucose metabolism
– Inadequate progesterone production
– Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and birth control pills
A naturopathic physician will help you to restore healthy vaginal and digestive tract flora, balance hormones, improve the function of the immunity for lasting improvement from recurring yeast infection and correct iron deficiency.