How does one get vaginal yeast infections? ~ Life Is Great

Thursday, August 31, 2006

How does one get vaginal yeast infections?

How does one get vaginal yeast infections?

Yeast infections such as Candida, Monilia, or fungus infections are
considered to be the most common type of vaginal infections. They result
from the overgrowth of fungus, which is normally present in harmless amounts
in the vagina, the digestive tract and the mouth.
There are many other factors that may trigger the growth of microflora and
result in vaginal yeast infections.

Here are some of them:
Taking hormones, including birth control pills;
Taking antibiotics, especially "broad-spectrum" ones, which can suppress the
growth of protective micro-organisms and lead to overgrowth of fungus;
Hormonal changes that come with pregnancy or even before monthly periods;
Elevated level of blood sugar such as that found in uncontrolled diabetes;
Using perfumed tampons or sanitary pads;

Are there any other ways to treat fibroids and cysts, besides the surgical

There are quite a few methods to treat fibroids nowadays, hormonal therapy
and phytotherapy among them. It is a surgeon or gynaecologist who will be
able to decide as to which method should be applied to treat the patient in
a particular case. The choice of treatment depends on many different factors

If fibroids are small, harmless and painless or not causing any problems a
doctor will wait and watch for any changes and may suggest waiting for
menopause, since fibroids often shrink or disappear after that time. If you
have problems during this "waiting" period (e.G., too much pain, too much
bleeding, your abdomen gets too big, or you have gastrointestinal problems),
you may decide that you do not want to wait for menopause, but instead
choose to have something done to treat your fibroids.
Hormonal medication is another non-surgical method of treatment for fibroids
One group called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist blocks the
production of estrogen by the ovaries. It shrinks fibroids in some cases,
but is not a cure. The fibroids return promptly when the medicine is stopped
Shrinking the fibroids might allow a minor surgery to be done instead of a
major one.

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