Yeast Infections: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment – Part-2
What causes yeast infections?
The yeast that causes candidiasis is always in your body and is harmless unless they happen to multiply out of control. Certain factors can increase the chances of fungus growing out of control.
The most general cause is the use of antibiotics. Certain bacteria that live in areas favored by candida yeast help keep the last population checked. They do this by using the resources needed by yeast to survive. When we take antibiotics to kill harmful bacteria, the good bacteria that act as our protectors against candida are also not spared. Yeast grows to the area emptied by bacteria and begins to multiply. Other factors that can cause microorganism imbalances include alcohol use, steroids, and birth control pills. The right pH balance inhibits the growth of this yeast and helps keep their population under control. Changes in body pH levels can cause an increase in the amount of enzyme that causes infection.
People with fragile immune systems are also very susceptible to candida infections. People who come to mind including people with AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and psoriasis, among others. Among AIDS patients, oral and esophageal candidiasis are very common. AIDS patients are responsible for 50% of people with this type of candida infection.
Penile candidiasis can result from having sexual intercourse with a partner who has a vaginal fungal infection, although other factors also play a role in its development. It is also not possible for a man who has it to forward to his female partner during sexual intercourse.
If yeast from superficial infections gets into the bloodstream, it can cause potentially fatal systemic candida infections. Again, this is more likely to occur in people with less developed or impaired immune systems.
If you are obese or pregnant, you have a higher risk of yeast infections. Obese people have more folds on their skin, and their sweat creates more favorable conditions for yeast to grow. Pregnant people are usually transient obese, and their immune systems are weakened, which increases the chance of being infected.