Constant yeast infections can make one’s daily life miserable. Some are in tears when they are suffering one infection after another. Going through series of disturbing symptoms and medications can be really tiring especially when the medications can only give temporary relief and cannot really eliminate the infection. Yeast or Candida infection can be a stubborn condition that can torment people over and over again. Some women have them every two months or some more frequent than that.
Women suffering from constant yeast infections are getting sick of it and felt that their condition is affecting even their personal lives. Aside from the disturbing symptoms, they are worried that men may not put up with women having frequent Candida infections and they may stay single for a long time. It may not be life threatening but it can affect women’s lives more than you can imagine. To improve the quality of their lives, they have to break-free from constant yeast infections.
Candida or yeast is naturally present in human body but not harmful if kept in its normal level. They are only harmful when they become uncontrolled. So how to free yourself from constant yeast infections?
Choose the right kind of clothing. What you wear matters. The kind of clothing you wear can affect the growth and propagation of yeast. Yeast needs moist and warm environment for their growth. The vagina, areas under the breasts and folds of the skin are the perfect breeding environment for yeast. It is important to take care those delicate parts of your body to discourage the growth of yeast. The kind of clothing that you wear can either encourage or discourage the occurrence of infections. If you want to prevent infections, make sure not to wear tight-fitting clothes. Tight fitting clothing will not allow air to circulate and make it difficult for your body to breathe thus promotes sweating leading to yeast overgrowth and eventually infections. Although yeast infection may occur in other parts of the body, it commonly occurs on the vaginal area so avoid wearing pantyhose and underwear made from materials that promotes sweating. Wear breathable underwear. It is best to wear underwear made from cotton because it absorbs some of the moisture and allows air to circulate. Choosing the right kind of clothing is important to control constant yeast infections.
Bring your body back into its balance. Yeast overgrowth or constant yeast infections occur when the natural balance of the body is disturbed. Poor nutrition, lack of sleep, lack of exercise and prolonged use of antibiotics can disturb the natural balance of the body. Antibiotics kills not only the bad bacteria but also the good bacteria that fights the overgrowth of yeast, leaving the body defenseless against infections. If you are suffering from Candida infections and currently taking antibiotics, ask your doctor if it’s possible to stop the antibiotics and take care of your problem naturally. If it is not, then make sure to keep your body in good condition or well-balanced to fight infections. This can be done by practicing a healthy lifestyle which includes eating nutritious diet, regular exercise and complete rest or night sleep.
Stop feeding yeast. Yeast needs to feed to grow and if you stop feeding them, they will stop growing. Sugar feeds yeast, so cut down sugar on your diet to starve yeast and prevent their overgrowth. Of course, we need sugar in our body to keep us energized. Natural sugar from fruits and vegetables will not affect the occurrence of yeast infection. But the problem is most of us eat too much food with processed sugar on a daily basis. Sweets like candies, cakes and cookies, drinks like soda and juices are bad sugar that can encourage yeast overgrowth. By making a conscious effort of avoiding bad sugar, you are starving yeast and stopping their overgrowth therefore preventing constant yeast infections.
Avoid feminine deodorants and douching. Although yeast infection may occur on other parts of the body, vaginal yeast infection is the most common. If you are suffering from constant yeast infections, it is best to avoid feminine deodorants and douching because they may contain chemicals that can irritate and disturb the natural pH balance of the vagina leading to yeast overgrowth and infections. The vagina has a natural cleaning capability and so feminine wash, deodorants and douching should be avoided as much as possible.
Properly hydrate yourself. Drinking water can help you prevent constant yeast infections. Most people are not properly hydrated for not drinking enough water. Most people tend to drink more soda and coffee and less water. Drinking not enough water can make the body imbalance making you more prone to infections like yeast infections. Drink plenty of water or at least 8 glasses of water daily to make sure that your entire body is properly hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will not only prevent yeast or Candida infections but it is also good for your overall health.