Yeast infection won’t go away? ? It is the question that many sufferers start to ask when their attempts to cure their problem, using topical treatments, lead to a dead end.
If you too suffer from the intense itching, redness and the sensation of burning with urination, then let me tell you, that I too have had my fair share of this painful experience.
I too have gone through the same painful experience; you are dealing with right now.
I had suffered from yeast infections for two long dreadful years. I had visited many doctors, and used many topical treatments that I can count.
For two long years I was caught in a vicious cycle, that went like this, each and every time, when I no longer can bear the itching and burning down there, I would have to take an appointment, and pay my doctor to prescribe me antibiotics.
And every time, I would follow my doctor prescription religiously, and guess what happened? In just few days, I would feel better, and the itching and burning would have lessened too much.
Relieved, and happy about the results, I would resume my normal life, and think to myself “Thank God I don’t have to put up with the itching and burning anymore!”
Yet lo-and-behold, it would take only a couple months, sometimes less, and again I find myself pondering over the question” my am I still itchy down there?”
I had become tired and sick. I was fed up, and disappointed. I had suffered so much, and still can’t see how to stop this vicious cycle.
The itching and irritation had taken control of my life. I stayed at home as much as possible, and on the few occasions I went out, I sat as close to the nearest bathroom.
I was a prisoner, being held hostage by this painful health condition.
It was then that I decided enough is enough. I decided to take matters into my own hands, and started looking for a safe and effective natural cure to put an end to this dilemma.
If you too want to shift to natural ways to treat this health issue, then keep reading to discover some powerful natural cures that work like a charm.
However, before we cover these natural cures, it is important to have a good grasp of what causes this health problem in the first place.
This is really important, because in order to properly address a problem, you need to understand what causes it, thus a problem clearly laid out is a problem half-solved.
What is yeast?
Yeast is a fungus, so it is a near relative to truffles, toadstools and mushrooms. Fungi thrive in moist environments; where nourishment is readily available, such as damp, leftover foods, windfall leafs, and soil.
Fungi have many good characteristics. For example, they are essential in the making of bread and beer. In addition to that, fungi, decomposes trash and returns it to the soil, so without them, the world would be one big landfill site.
However, this is not always the case. Unfortunately, there is one harmful type of fungi, called candida albicans, which is the primary cause of candida overgrowth.
In a healthy gut, candida albicans is a safe part of your intestines, nose, throat, mouth, and for women, your vagina.
It is only when candida albicans grow out of balance that you run into an array of health problems such as the rashes, itching, burning and discomfort.
What causes yeast to grow out of balance?
It all starts inside your intestinal tract, there line up approximately 100 trillion bacteria, about 3 pounds worth. It is a complicated living system that plays an important role to protect your body from any outside attacks, as long as it is balanced.
However, as soon as bad bacteria starts to outweigh the good ones, your body starts to shift away from its inner balance, which pave the way to the infection to take place.
Here are the most common factors that disturb your body inner balance, and cause yeast overgrowth:
- Consuming too much sugar. Candida albicans feeds on sugar, so eating many foods rich in sugar will potentially fuel yeast.
- The overuse of antibiotics, which are known to kill and damage the good bacteria in the gut, thus creating the ideal environment for candida overgrowth.
Taking too much antibiotics may lead to a myriad of health conditions, including but not limited to: gut health problems, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Obesity (struggle to lose weight).
- Taking birth control pills. One of the many side effects of The Pill is to throw off your body hormonal balances. Your gut is a complex organ, where a mixture of microorganisms is kept in check by good bacteria. However, the estrogen in The Pill disturbs this equilibrium by promoting the growth of yeast.
In a study conducted in 1999, at Louisiana State University, Chad Steele, Jessica Cutright, and Paul L. Fidel Jr. proved that an excess in estrogen develops the growth of yeast.
Not only that, but they also discovered that the ability of skin cells to stop candida from colonizing the vaginal walls had become inefficient due to the excess estrogen.
- Stress can also contribute to yeast overgrowth. When faced with a stressful situation, your body releases a hormone called Cortisol, which raises your blood sugar level, and depresses your immune system.
This condition allows yeast to feed on the produced sugar, which makes candida albicans to grow out of control.
Prolonged stress may also wear out your adrenal glands, which play an important role to protect your immune system. The adrenal glands produce hormones to regulate different systems within your body.
If your adrenals are affected by stress, will start to fell tired all the time, and most likely you will find yourself drinking a cup of coffee after another.
This health condition will make your immune system similarly drained and thus inefficient to fight pathogens such as candida yeast.
Here is what to do if yeast infection doesn’t go away?
One of the best ways to beat this health issue is by creating an environment where it is not easy for fungus to thrive in. This is done by adopting a few lifestyle changes, such as:
- Limit dietary intake of carbs, alcohol and sugars:
A diet that doesn’t include foods rich in sugar or carbohydrate is the best tool to stop candida overgrowth.
When you follow a diet rich in eggs, meats, chicken, vegetables, and healthy oils (such olive oil) you will cut off any food source to the yeast to feed on.
After starting the diet, you may feel unease for some time, this is an indication that the yeast are dying. Do not abandon your diet because of these symptoms; things will get better in just few days.
To lessen the symptoms that accompany the elimination of candida, it is advised to drink lots of water and take a hot bath.
- Increase your intake of good bacteria:
Since bad bacteria are taking over your body, you will need to remedy for this by supplying your digestive system with enough good bacteria.
Good bacteria are found in high quality probiotic supplements, as well as in fermented and cultured foods such as natto. These two sources of good bacteria will keep your gastrointestinal tract and vagina healthy.
In addition to the above, you can consider using certain herbs, and taking digestive enzymes to restore the balance of your intestinal bacteria, such as: Oregon oil, Caprylic acid, Black walnut, Biotin, and Garlic.
- Avoid exposure to medications and chemicals:
Stay away from birth control pills, antibiotics and corticosteroids. Also, avoid, household cleaners, paints, and perfumes, because they may cause allergic reactions.
People who suffer from yeast overgrowth are prone to chemical sensitivities, that’s why it is important to avoid or at least lessen the exposure to any object that may trigger this problem.
If you stick to the lifestyle changes mentioned above, it is possible for you to create an ideal environment for your body to fight the infection on its own, without using harmful antibiotics.
If you want to stop yeast infections from embarrassing you… from having to avoid the intimacy moments with your spouse and finding excuse why you “don’t feel like it”…from dealing with “gross” days and messy underwear, then watch this free presentation where Linda Allen a health consultant, nutritionist, and most importantly a former chronic yeast infections sufferer shows you the right way To Quickly Cure Your Candida Overgrowth without the use of harmless medications.
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