So what is yeast infection? And, naturally enough, your next question might be something along the lines of, “How do you get a yeast infection?”
Well, this is your lucky day believe it or not since I’ve answered that very question in the next section called “Causes of yeast infection”. But for this section I’ve stuck to explaining what I can about yeast infections in general.
The first thing that I have to tell you, is that although not of a serious nature, a yeast infection is not something that you will want.
Not that you necessarily have the option of saying no to a yeast infection. This is far from the case. When you get a yeast infection it’s not because you welcomed it with open arms.
Then again, you might not even recognize your symptoms for being a simple yeast infection. Or conversely you might mistake something far more serious as being a simple yeast infection.
There are a few ways to determine if you have a yeast infection, but just to be on the safe side, I would personally think about consulting a doctor.
This becomes especially true if the symptoms don’t fade, or if you suffer from recurring attacks.
Basically though, and to put it very simply, yeast infections occur when your natural bodily balance becomes slightly skewered.
It could be down to any number of reasons – which I’ve gone into in the section “Symptoms of yeast infections” – but the plain and simple fact is that your body has somehow lost its natural balance on things which in turn can lead to any number of problems cropping up.
Yeast infections, are one of the ‘any number of problems’ which can crop up.
Since bodily imbalances means that all the bad germs and bacteria that are floating around can finally find a foothold on you somewhere, this means that you will generally contract something or other, maybe a cold, maybe a yeast infection.
When you get a vaginal yeast infection it’s because the good bacteria that live in your vagina have been outnumbered by the bad yeast producing bacteria.
And since your vagina is the perfect place for yeast bacteria to thrive – dark, damp, and warm – you have the pleasure of hosting them until such time as you can find a cure to get rid of them.
That’s why some of the things that you should avoid if you tend to suffer from recurrent yeast infections, is staying for a prolonged time in a wet bathing suit.
Not only do you provide the yeast with the perfect place to thrive in your vagina, but with a wet swimsuit you’re also providing them with additional fodder by providing them with more warm and damp conditions.
So to cap it off, yeast infections generally occur when there is a bodily imbalance. And no matter where on – or in – your body you get a yeast infection, it occurred because the conditions were right for yeast producing bacteria to thrive.
These right conditions would entail having warm damp places that are also conveniently dark, and where the body pH levels have been imbalanced.
One other thing that you should remember, and which I’ve also covered later in the book, is that a yeast infection need not be the condition. It can instead be a symptom of another perhaps more serious condition.
And that’s why it’s always a good idea to consult with a doctor, physician or other qualified medical practitioner before treating yourself for a yeast infection.
This is especially true the first time that you believe that you might be suffering from a yeast infection.
You can always speculate and conjecture that a yeast infection is what you have, but you can never be certain. There’ll always be the possibility that it’s not a yeast infection but something else.
So like I said earlier, err on the side of caution and get a confirmed medical opinion before you go any further.