Cause Of Yeast Infections
Yeast infections are a very
common and most women, about 70% of them, will get a yeast
infection at least once in their lifetimes. And some of these
women will get recurring yeast infections. To help prevent and
cure this though, the first thing that should be known is, what
is the cause of yeast infection?
Well, to begin with it should
be stated that there is no one cause of yeast infection, there
are many and they run the gamut from simple stress in life to
hormonal changes to transference through sexual
And since there is no actual
one cause of yeast infection that can be pinpointed and
isolated to avoid getting a yeast infection, it’s best if you
can be aware of most of them. In the long run this can help you
to avoid getting a yeast infection.
One of cause of yeast
infection is if you take antibiotics. This includes, if the
overuse of antibiotics, and even normal usage of antibiotics.
In brief, antibiotics are taken to kill off any bad bacteria in
Sometimes however it can also
kill off some of the good bacteria thereby causing an imbalance
in your body and promoting the growth of yeast producing
Another cause of yeast
infection occurs due to stress. A stressful lifestyle can and
will change your hormones around and this can sometimes result
in a yeast infection.
This same hormonal change is a
prime factor in the cause of yeast infection of pregnant or
lactating women, and women who are menopausal. The same applies
before and after menstruation cycles as this also promotes a
significant hormonal upheaval.
For men, the most common cause
of yeast infection is through sexual intercourse with a woman
affected with a yeast infection. This includes oral sex as well
as vaginal sex.
Other factors that can be a
major cause of yeast infection in women include the use of
douches, scented feminine hygiene products, feminine sprays,
and the regular use of spermicides.
The use of any or all of these
will imbalance the delicate balance of the vagina and can bring
about an onset of yeast infection.
Another cause of yeast
infection that is largely overlooked is clothing. This includes
the use of such items as pantyhose, tight jeans and synthetic
fiber underwear. Tight fitting clothes such as jeans won’t
allow the vagina to breathe, and articles of clothing made from
man made fibers will also do the same thing.