You may be among the women that have not yet suffered from a yeast infection. But chances are you will; according to a number of studies, at least 75% of women experience a yeast infection sometime in their lives.
Yeasts are microorganisms that can live within the vagina and are responsible for keeping the balance of the bacteria inside it under control. A yeast infection disrupts this balance and therefore increases the number of bacteria in the vagina.
Here are 3 things you should know about yeast infections:
- Their symptoms can be caused by other problems:
Studies show that many More than 30% of the women who report having a yeast infection actually suffer from a different condition. The main symptoms of a yeast infection include burning, itching, pain during sex, and odorless discharge
- Is it the first time you’ve had a yeast infection? Visit your doctor.
Even though you might be able to identify the symptoms, it is unlikely you have the expertise to diagnose yourself. Visit your doctor; he or she can make an accurate diagnosis and help you treat the infection.
Caution: treating your infection with home remedies can be dangerous. It could lead to a greater infection or worsen inflammation.
- It can happen after sexual intercourse:
Sex can also disrupt of the vagina’s natural balance of healthy bacteria, causing yeast to grow out of control. If you observe the symptoms of a yeast infection after having sex, it would be best that you visit your doctor. However, yeast infection is not a sexually transmitted disease.
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