By Natalia Rocon
Yeast in the vaginal area can be thrown off course by taking antibiotics (that kill all bacteria, including the good ones) or immunosuppressive drugs that weaken your immune system.
Chemotherapy can also be a cause of yeast infection since the immune system is down, making the body more susceptible to an attack. Other conditions like pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, and the use of oral contraceptives, can also predispose women to develop a yeast infection.
Why learn about causes?
Vaginal yeast infection is not a severe condition on its own but it can be a telling sign that there is something wrong with the body, particularly the immune system. The body is more than capable of taking care of itself from invading organisms but there are times wherein it could use a little bit of help from you. Learning about causes helps you be on the lookout for the presence of vaginal yeast infection, ultimately preparing you for the condition to manifest. And where you are prepared, you are more likely to seek treatment at the soonest time possible and not let the infection create deeper roots in your system.
What to do
There is a range of vaginal yeast infection products out there so you don’t have to worry about running out of options. However, do consider starting with those made from natural ingredients so you can use products that are more attuned to how your body works. There’s already an imbalance in your system so you don’t want to use products that will introduce chemicals that your body is not used to as this may potentially cause further imbalance instead of addressing the condition.