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How do I know if I have yeast infection? A question most women ask especially if this is their first yeast infection. Fist, let us discuss what is yeast infection and what are the factors affecting yeast infection. Yeast infection is a very annoying condition especially for women who are commonly infected by this disease. Yeast infection is caused by the fungus Candida Albans which are always present in the vagina. Increase growth or reproduction of Candida Albans leads to yeast infection.
Be Free From Yeast Infection by YOUR NAME Disclaimer The following book is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. If you have serious yeast infection, seek the advice of a medical professional before following any of the advice in this book. Introduction How To Recognize Yeast Infection How do I know if I have yeast infection? A question most women ask especially if this is their first yeast infection. Fist, let us discuss what is yeast infection and what are the factors affecting yeast infection. Yeast infection is a very annoying condition especially for women who are commonly infected by this disease. Yeast infection is caused by the fungus Candida Albans which are always present in the vagina. Increase growth or reproduction of Candida Albans leads to yeast infection. There are many factors contributing to the propagation of yeast infection that women should know and some of them are: Imbalance in your system due to antibiotics and stress Wearing tight undergarments or underwear materials that promotes sweating Pregnancy Taking Pills Frequent douching Hormonal replacement for menopause Diabetes or increased sugar level Even with the knowledge of the different factors affecting yeast infection, you will still ask the question “how do I know if I have yeast infection?” especially if this is your first yeast infection. A doctor can tell you if you have yeast infection by examining your vaginal discharge under a microscope but initially you can tell that you have yeast infection if you have these symptoms. Severe itching, swelling and burning sensation in and around your vagina , so bad that you can hardly walk Vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese Vaginal discharge that smells like bread or beer Asking the question “how do I know if I have yeast infection” is very important to have the right diagnosis. While it is important to know all about yeast infection and to know that what you have is really yeast infection, finding cure for your yeast infection is of course your main goal to put an end to your sufferings. Prescribed medicines may cure yeast infection but if you experience recurring yeast infections don’t ignore it as it may lead to chronic yeast infection. Most women have recurring yeast infection and this should not be ignored. If you have tried prescribed medicines and it brought you nothing but temporary relief, do not despair because yeast infection can be cured permanently. There is an all natural way and drug free treatment for yeast infection that treats not only the symptoms but the root cause of yeast infection. CHAPTER 1 Yeast Infection Symptoms and Natural Cure Yeast infections are as annoying as they are common. About seventy-five percent of women will get at least one yeast infection in their lifetime, forty-five percent will get more than one, and then some women suffer from chronic yeast infections. Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida albicans. Yeast is always present in the vagina, but an overgrowth of yeast is the problem. Yeast is generally a harmless fungus that is always found in the vagina, digestive tract, and mouth in small amounts, but when an imbalance occurs, the candida multiplies which causes an overgrowth and results in a yeast infection. The symptoms of a yeast infection are vaginal itching, burning, discharge that is usually thick and white, painful urination, and pain during and after intercourse. There are many possible causes of yeast infections. Sometimes simply taking an antibiotic results in a yeast infection. In addition to destroying bacteria that cause illness, antibiotics kill off the "good" bacteria that normally live in the vagina. Without this necessary bacteria in the vagina, yeast cells can take over and grow out of control. Other possible causes are wearing tight clothing, particularly underwear, douching, using feminine sprays which causes moisture, uncontrolled diabetes, and pregnancy. Recurrent yeast infections or yeast infections that don’t seem to go away even with the medicated treatments are usually a sign of a more serious underlying medical condition such as diabetes or a poor immune system. Sometimes women are first diagnosed with diabetes after seeing the doctor on the first onset of yeast infection symptoms. Pregnant women are especially prone to develop yeast infections because pregnancy changes the hormonal and chemical balance in the body. Yeast infections can be difficult to treat during pregnancy and some pregnant women will experience recurrent yeast infections. Women who suffer from fatigue, illness, stress, and a poor diet are more likely to get yeast infections.There are steps women can take to help prevent yeast infections including: 1. Eating a healthy diet 2. Wear loose clothing and cotton underwear. Avoid nylon underwear. 3. Keep the external vaginal area clean and dry. 4. Avoid irritating soaps and vaginal sprays and perfumes. 5. Change pads and tampons frequently. 6. If you have diabetes, keep a stable blood sugar level. 7. Only take antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor and never longer. 8. Do not douche. Women who have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection should see a doctor the first time they experience the painful symptoms. Once a woman has had a vaginal yeast infection, she will easily recognize the embarrassing yeast infection symptoms. There are many over-the-counter treatments for yeast infections which can be easily found in stores. The treatments are usually anti fungal creams which are inserted into the vagina before bedtime. Some treatments are 1 day treatments, while others are 3, 5, or 7 day treatments. The shorter the treatment time, the higher the cost. Pregnant women are advised not to use any medicated products unless advised by their doctor. There are also completely natural ways to cure yeast infections. Imagine being able to cure yeast infections with no medications, no side effects, and without the costs of buying the over-the- counter-treatments. Over-the-counter medicated treatments cures the majority of yeast infections, however they can be only temporary treatments. The yeast infections may come back, even worse than before. Many people who use natural treatments report never having another yeast infection again. This is probably because the natural, holistic methods listen to the body and gets to the root of problem, while the creams temporarily kill candida in the vagina, which is always present in the body anyway. The key to your success in eliminating yeast infections is working with your body by stopping the internal cause of Yeast Infection while maintaining that inner natural balance where Yeast Infection ceases to exist. CHAPTER 2 Chronic Yeast Infections a Problem? Get to the Root of the Problem and End Them Forever You will no longer have to suffer the signs and the humiliation of a yeast infection thanks to a natural twelve-hour treatment. And as you may understand, yeast infections can be the most horrible thing a woman can get. You should truly avoid the use of medication. Even though many medications do work, your body responds better with alternative techniques like herbs and supplements. Medicines normally instigate added troubles than the primary problem, like an upset stomach and vomiting and when that's added to the irritation of a yeast infection, it can effect the entire healing progress even more uncomfortable. Consider that alternative treatments have been around for millennia. They may not all work, but there are always further options. These natural remedies perform more effectively than over the counter drugs. Infections should be treated by locating and eliminating the cause, just as the 12 hour cure does for yeast infections. Bandaging a injury will simply mask it. If you believe you have a yeast infection, you need to look for signs like reddening or sores, discomfort during intercourse, agonizing urination, continual itching, exhaustion and sometimes menstrual pain. Practicing proper cleanliness is the best way to prevention of yeast infections. Take showers or baths each day, use soaps without harsh chemicals or perfumes, and don't re-wear your old clothing. Put them right into the wash as swiftly as you're taking them off. Yeast infections tend to be distressing, but they're curable. You can get treatment for a yeast infection and it is best to do it earlier than later. If you've got any of these signs, get it checked out! Start a treatment. Do not engage in sexual relations while you are undergoing therapy since you can pass a yeast infection to your wife. The infections are embarrassing, but they aren't the worst thing for anyone to suffer thru; thankfully, nobody wants to ever learn about it. CHAPTER 3 The Most Common Causes of Yeast Infection Adult humans have 3 to 4 pounds of beneficial bacteria, numbering about 70 trillion individual organisms, living in our digestive system. Yeast is present in every one of us. The shear strength in numbers of the beneficial bacteria keeps yeast in check. They are in charge and make yeast produce vitamins, such as the B complex, within our bodies. If this balance is altered by reducing the good bacteria, yeast, being very opportunistic, will spread and take over as a yeast infection or as a fungal parasite or candida (mold), causing a wide variety of unhealthy side effects and diseases. The most common cause of yeast infection is antibiotics and their overuse... Dr. John Pitt, on Penicillum in 1979 stated: "It is very ironic that this humbled fungus, hailed as a benefactor of mankind, may by its very success prove to be a deciding factor in the decline of the present civilization". Simply stated, antibiotics are dangerous mycotoxins, fungal metabolites, that kill bacteria, even the good bacteria that are present in our intestines and essential for good health. This upsets the delicate balance of the yeast to bacteria ratio in your digestive system, giving the yeast fungi the upper hand in creating a yeast infection. Without the good bacteria in your system to control yeast, it spreads and becomes a toxic fungal parasite known as candida. Penicillin is a good example of a fungal by-product called a mycotoxin. It was discovered from a mold (mold is a fungus) experiment that Dr. Fleming was performing on a bacteria colony. He added some mold from bread to the colony and observed that the fungus killed all the bacteria; producing the substance he later named penicillin. The number one cause of yeast infection was born in 1928 and is so over-prescribed today that yeast infection is a growing epidemic. Another cause of yeast infection and the destruction of stomach flora are anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen... These two drugs are common over the counter medications that many people take. Very few people realize what they are doing to their health by taking them. America has become a nation of drug dependent people. Not a night goes by when you don't see a TV commercial for some kind of drug promising some miraculous cure for something. These drugs all contribute to the destruction of bacteria and are a cause of yeast infection. Another cause of yeast infection, theorized by some doctors, are birth control pills given to women. In the natural menstrual cycle of women, right after ovulation on about the 18th day, both progesterone and estrogen decline to very low levels. At the same time estradiol begins to rise into menses and then these three hormones return to normal. Most birth control pills contain estradiol in significant amounts and add to this problem. The hormone link as a cause of yeast infection for women is very common. Almost all women that suffer from recurring vaginal yeast infections will tell you that they do indeed get flare ups at the third week of their cycle. . Fortunately, there are now natural herbs and supplements to treat and balance the hormones to eliminate this problem. Like colloidal silver as a minerals supplement. According to the 2001 Asthma and Allergy Report, the first immunodeficiency syndrome was identified in 1952. Since that time 95 more have been identified with new conditions being discovered every day. The report also states that increased use of antibiotics in infancy is contributing to increased risks of allergies. What is interesting to me is in the 1950's antibiotics came into wide spread general use in medicine. Do you see a correlation here? The most common prescription for antibiotics is for upper respiratory infections, but according to Dr. Carol Kauffman, "most of these infections are caused by a fungus". So they do not require an antibiotic as treatment, yet doctors continue to prescribe them. This, over time, will alter the balance in stomach bacteria allowing the yeast to overgrow, and the result is candida, or worse. And by using colloidal silver as a mineral supplement it will solve this problem. Doctors plead ignorance when their patients develop allergies, intestinal disorders, etc, not even realizing that the very drugs they prescribed are the cause of a yeast infection and these other fungal diseases. Over time, your good stomach bacteria become overwhelmed by yeast as it kills even more of your good bacteria. Candida or fungal disease is the result. By using colloidal silver as a mineral supplement for treating yeast infection it will not affect natural flora. Colloidal Silver safely kills over 650 disease-causing bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and molds, has no negative side- effects (the body requires silver for tissue regeneration and promotes the replacement of specialized cells) and is absolutely safe for human consumption. It becomes a never-ending cycle. You get an antibiotic for your cold or flu; women especially get a vaginal yeast infection. The doctor gives them an anti-fungal or an anti-fungal cream, or they purchase it over the counter at the local drugstore. The infection is beaten for a time, but then it returns. This will continue to happen until the cause of yeast infection is addressed with natural therapies as colloidal silver natural and diet. In 1998, two scientists Bernstein and Ross discovered that antibiotics "significantly increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in humans". In studies done on mice in 2000 and published in "Principals and Practices of Infectious Diseases", a "single injection of streptomycin eradicated the protective effective effect of normal flora". Streptomycin is prescribed usually for people that are allergic to penicillin and definitely establishes one of the causes of yeast infection to antibiotics. Now it would be a rare individual that could go through life with never being prescribed an antibiotic. Choose wisely if you really need to take them or not for whatever it is you have at the time, since they are the main cause of yeast infection in humans. Have your doctor prescribe Nystatin with it to avoid the overgrowth of yeast infection. Then get on a good probiotic product such as Total Immune Booster, which actually does grow new bacterial colonies. For several decades, silver has proven itself in the treatment of burns, and eye, ear, nose, throat, vaginal, rectal, and urinary tract infections. Silver has been prescribed as an adjunct treatment for reproductive disorders in women and the circulatory system, as well as a treatment for AIDS infective complications. (For use on the following we reccomend you purchase the colloidal silver as it is smaller and more effective: It has been used as a remedy for allergies, boils, ulcers, lesions, thyroid conditions, infantile diseases, parasites, wounds of the eye, enlarged prostate, warts, bladder inflammation, infections of the inner ear, sleepwalking and anorexia nervosa.) Colloidal Silver also acts as a tissue regenerator by stimulating the production of de-differentiating cells, which promotes the replacement of specialized cells. The following is a partial list of the more than 650 disease conditions in which colloidal silver has demonstrated proven clinical improvement: Acne, Acne Rosacea, Anthrax Bacilli, Arthritis, Athlete’s Foot, Blood Poisoning, Bladder Infections, Bubonic Plague, Blood Parasites (causes gray hair), Cancer, Candidia (Yeast Infection), Chilbains, Cholera, Chronic Fatigue, Colitis, Conjunctivitis, Cystitis, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diptheria, Dysentery, Eczema, Fibrositis, Gastritis, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis, Herpes Virus, Hay Fever, Impetigo, Influenza, Keratitis, Leprosy, Leukemia, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Lymphagitis, Malaria, Meningitis, Neurasthenia, Ophthalmia, Pheumonia, Pluerisy, Pruritis Ani, Psoriasis, Pymphagitis, Rheumatism, Rhiritis, Ringworm, Rosacea, Scarlet Fever, Seborrhea, Septicemia, Shingles, Skin Cancer, Staph Infection, Stomach Flu, Strep, Syphilis, Tonsillitis, Toxemia, Trench foot, Trachoma, Tuberculosis, Whooping Cough. It is also used for all bacterial, fungal and viral attacks on plants. Simply spray diluted silver on the leaves and add to soil water. Foods as a Cause of Yeast Infection There are many foods that can be a cause of yeast infections but antibiotics are the primary cause of yeast infection due to the fact that they kill beneficial bacteria in the intestines. This allows the yeast and fungi to take control and proliferate in the human body. Antibiotics are also present in many common foods that most of us eat. More recently antibiotics are now being detected in the water supply from our overuse. The wastewater enters the sewer system, which is then treated, and pumped right back into the water table. The antibiotics are never removed and it becomes a never-ending circle. How do these antibiotics get in our foods? The most common foods that can be a cause of yeast infections in America are beef and dairy. The livestock industry gives antibiotics to their cattle, this is supposed to kill bad bacteria and make the food supply safer. But they are also used to fatten up cows. A fat cow will sell more than a thin cow, won't it? These antibiotics are getting into the dairy product food chain. They are present in milk, cheese, and the meat itself. This is creating antibiotic resistance in humans and bad bacteria, not to mention the long-term health effects to our children, and it ultimately destroys the beneficial bacteria in our intestines allowing a yeast infection to grow in your body. They also shove these cows into unnatural feeding environments and fatten them up with grain foods that can be a cause of yeast infections, making the meat unfit for human consumption due to mold contamination. The meat can become loaded with mycotoxins from these molds. You eat it, and it is passed on to you. Other foods that can be a cause of yeast infections are grain foods. Wheat, oats, barley, rye, sorghum, corn, red apples, and peanuts are also universally contaminated with fungus. These foods find their way into our systems from cereals, pastas, breads, potato chips, crackers, peanut butter, cooking oils, etc. How can this be, you wonder? Grains are usually stored in silos for extended periods of time. They can be stored for years before they are ever sold and brought to market for food processing. During this time, they grow molds in these silos. Now I would assume when they go to process these grains for human consumption they would wash them, but the molds and mycotoxins will enter into the inside of the grain as they try to break them down into dirt. The grains get ground up for processing, and the rest is history. The worst of these grains, as far as mold contamination, are sold for livestock feed and alcohol processing--beer mostly. Other foods that can be a cause of yeast infections are peanuts, corn, and red apples, which will actually grow mold on them as they grow. Peanuts also are the most genetically engineered food on the planet, stick too organic. These foods can kill the beneficial bacteria in our digestive system because of the molds they are contaminated with. They also allow the yeast to grow since the yeast eats the sugars in these foods. They often sit in the intestine and ferment before digestion, which causes a condition known as dysbiosis, or toxic colon. These toxins alter good bacterial supplies and yeast gains the upper hand. Mycotoxins from molds and fungi are also known cancer-causing agents that are released by molds and yeasts. One of these mycotoxins, called aflatoxin, happens to be the most carcinogenic substance on earth. In the common diets of today, grains are consumed in all three meals in some form, from cereals to breads and pastas. So every day the average American is consuming .15mg to .5mg of aflatoxin. The western diet of today, due to sugars and molds in the foods we eat, is a cancer-causing machine. The addition of these sugars allows the yeast to thrive unbeknown to many people that have it, and allows it to inject its own mycotoxins into your body. This will suppress the immune system and lead to other autoimmune system diseases such as cancer, lupus, multiple sclerosis, crohns, arthritis, skin disorders, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, etc. if left untreated. Chlorine is added to the water supply of the US to kill parasites, microbes, and bad bacteria present in our drinking water supply. But when you drink this water directly from your tap, the chlorine kills the good bacteria in your intestines. To chlorine, bacteria is bacteria, it doesn't know the difference from good or bad. Fluoride also is a cause of yeast infection and killer of, not only intestinal bacteria, but also enzymes, which are the building blocks of all life and work on the cellular DNA level, as well as in the process of digestion and immune system health. Buying a water distiller and using this water to not only drink, but to also cook with. It is the only system that will remove fluoride from your drinking water besides reverse osmosis, which makes the water too acidic. Fluoride has been found, when used for cooking, to release toxic metals from common cooking utensils. So called bottled spring water in independent testing is not always safe either, due to pollutants in the air, coming to the ground in rain, and getting in the water table, it can be just as bad for you. You also have tons of run off from fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, and other chemicals in the water supply. A lot of so- called spring water is really just filtered tap water. The industry is not regulated very strongly, so you can't always be sure what you are really drinking. Buy a water distiller for your drinking and cooking needs. It will last a lifetime and be one of the best health investments you have ever made. So how do we avoid these molds and antibiotics in our foods that can be a cause of yeast infection? In almost every store in the country you can buy hormone and antibiotic free beef. Buy it, eat it, and simply don't buy the rest. Cut down on grain foods that cause yeast infections drastically by eliminating the chips, cookies, cakes, cereals, and pastas. Substitute pastas with rice that you have to fry first for a grain. Eat more organic eggs for breakfast and organic milk if you must. And don't worry about cholesterol, which is caused by mycotoxins in the blood stream, sugar, and trans fats, and is also an immune system response to these mycotoxins from fungus. Take away the mycotoxins and junk food and your cholesterol will be just fine. Cause of Yeast Infection and the Immune System Another cause of yeast infection is a generally weakened or deficient immune system. How does the immune system get worn down enough to be a cause of yeast infection in the average person? Many times a person has had an illness or injury and their health is never the same again. The body has been damaged too severely for the immune system to repair the cells properly, although it never stops trying. Over time, the immune system weakens to the point it can no longer defend the body. Instead, it focuses on other processes more important for continued life. Every day we are exposing ourselves to polluted air from the smog from our cars and power plants, which, if coal-fired, deliver acid rain containing mercury to the ground that enters the food chain. Mercury, aluminum, lead, and excess iron are definitely linked to chronic yeast infections. If your levels are high and you do nothing to solve the problem, you will not get rid of your candida yeast infection. There are now traces of over 300 toxins in our bodies that were not present before 1940. These toxins have been shown to bind to receptors, blocking important enzymatic reactions in the body weakening the immune system. Chemicals in the home from soaps, laundry detergents, toothpastes, perfumes, cleaning solvents, etc. are causes. I could go on and on in this area. Even carpet is made of petroleum and plastics that are toxic. The effect is cumulative, it takes time, but yeast or other diseases are always the result. Our foods are more and more genetically engineered and their food value becoming more and more questionable. Modern farming has stripped the soils of all minerals and vitamins, so foods have very little value any more. According to a report released at the 1992 Earth Summit, the USA has the worst soil in the world - 85% depleted. The rest of the world’s soils are not much better, with South America and Asia's soils being 78% depleted, Africa 75%, Europe 70%, and Australia 58%. This means the potency of our food supply is not able to sustain optimum health. Is it any wonder we are overweight and chronically ill? We are literally starving to death from lack of nutrition! Pesticides are used that kill beneficial soil based organisms that used to be a part of our diets from the family farms of old. We add chemicals to dairy foods to give it a longer shelf life. The average American eats over 7 pounds of sugar a year which is creating a Type 2 diabetic epidemic in this country. Obesity is at an all time high from sugar and processed grains which themselves are turned to sugar when digested. The pancreas kicks in some insulin that picks up the sugar and deposits it on the body as fat. Fat is the fuel the body was originally designed to run on, not sucrose. Sugar contributes to the cause of yeast infections by feeding the fungus in the body allowing it to grow and spread. Sugar is also by far the number one thing that can wear down your immune system. It is worse than smoking. All of our food is cooked, processed, and enzymatically dead, this causes the pancreas an additional load, and it, must create more enzymes to digest these foods. The metabolic enzymes are forced to help out with digestion when they should be helping repair cells and removing wastes. We vaccinate our children with basically poisons in the name of good health that actually weaken their immune systems. Another very common cause of yeast infection is mold growing in ventilation systems. I have personally seen this condition inside air conditioners. These mold spores blow into the home, and once you breath them, they can travel through the body, causing asthma and bronchitis. Predisposing Causes of Yeast Infection Trauma Altered Physiological states Drug Addiction Endocrine problems Indwelling catheters Blood disorders and neutropenia Corticosteroid therapy Reduced or dysfunctional phagocytosis Irradiation Transplantation Diabetes Malnutrition Burns Collagen disease All these things contribute as a cause of yeast infections today and weaken our immune systems. Bacteria are our first line of defense in our immune systems, and all these things can and do contribute to help kill them. It is becoming more and more necessary to take supplements every day to maintain a healthy body and a healthy immune system. Even the AMA recently suggested that everyone in the country should be on a multivitamin/mineral supplement for example like colloidal silver. The trick is to take quality supplements and eat mostly good fresh foods. Drink plenty of clean fresh water to flush out poisons and wastes from the body while minimizing environmental toxins in the home. The benefits? You will go through life healthier, more energetic, happier, and live to a ripe old age, if you so choose. Candida and yeast infections cannot be beaten with diet alone; it simply will not work without good supplements to support cellular health as by using colloidal silver. CHAPTER 4 Natural Yeast Infection Remedies Are Perfect Yeast Fighters Natural yeast infection remedies are preferred by the health- conscious women. Even though over-the-counter and prescribed treatments are easily available, those who are looking for more lasting solutions to their yeast infection problem are now turning to natural remedies for yeast infection. Simply put, most natural yeast infection remedies are not only effective in combating yeast infection, they can be used on a more regular basis without any harmful repercussions on our health. Natural yeast infection remedies can be easy to prepare. Folks always have this mindset that grabbing a medication or two at the pharmacy or clinic is the easiest and most convenient thing to do. This is not actually the case as natural yeast infection remedies too can be concocted with homemade ingredients. You get to save money and time waiting for consultation with your doctor. We have a number of natural yeast infection remedies that have been reported to provide quick relief and healing for yeast infection. Natural Yeast Infection Remedy 1 – Plain Yoghurt You may have heard about this. Yoghurt is rich in acidophilus which is a natural yeast killer. Use only non-flavored yoghurt without sugar content. There are different ways to use yoghurt to cure yeast infection. You can either apply it directly in the vagina using a yoghurt-dipped tampon or douche with water. Some folks prefer it to be frozen as a popsicle. It is said to be extremely soothing though you would experience a slight sting initially. Eating yoghurt brings the acidophilus directly into our bodies. Normally the yeast infection would go off in a matter of days. Natural Yeast Infection Remedy 2 – Acidophilus Its effect was explained earlier in plain yoghurt. You can get hold of pure acidophilus in certain foods, milks and diary products. Head to the supermarket for some shopping and read the product labels. Alternatively, you can find them in powdered form at health food shops. Natural Yeast Infection Remedy 3 – Gentian Violet Smear gentian violet over the yeast infected area. Remember to wear a pad when you use this remedy. It probably works after the first round of treatment. Natural Yeast Infection Remedy 4 – Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is one of the most potent natural yeast infection remedies. But we would not recommend using it as a direct topical medication because of its sting. Dilute it with water as a douche or take a bath in the apple cider vinegar-water solution. Natural Yeast Infection Remedy 5 – Buttermilk Buttermilk would build up your resistance against yeast infection. Be sure to drink at least one glass daily during the infected period. The yeast infection should clear up much faster. Read up on more potent natural remedies for yeast infection at my blog and discover secret treatment methods that can cure your yeast infection within hours using completely safe and natural yeast infection remedies. This article may be freely reprinted or distributed in its entirety in any ezine, newsletter, blog or website. The author's name, bio and website links must remain intact and be included with every reproduction. CHAPTER 5 Twenty Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Male Yeast Infection and a Simple Test Male yeast infection is a topic that is not discussed widely. Too frequently, information focuses on vaginal yeast infections and fails to address the fact that males can experience penile yeast infection as well as yeast infections on other parts of the male genitals. When a man gets a yeast infection he may experience no symptoms at all. But often there are symptoms which may not cause the male to think that the cause is yeast at all. The symptoms may or may not involve the penis or genital area. Symptoms of Male Yeast Infection Involving Penis and Genitals The major symptoms involving the male genitalia which may indicate a male yeast infection can be the same as symptoms which can indicate a much more serious sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as syphilis. However, the simple test provided at the end of this article can help determine if yeast is the culprit. The symptoms are: 1. Glan, the head of the penis, may become red and inflamed. 2. Urination may be slightly painful. This symptom usually do not cause the severe pain associated with more serious STDs but can be annoying. This symptom can also indicate a urinary tract infection. 3. Jock itch may develop in the genital area. 4. The male may experience sexual dysfunction not normally experienced. Symptoms of Male Yeast Infection Not Involving Genitals Here we will continue the list of symptoms, but focus on symptoms and signs which do not involve the genitals, often causing the man to fail to identify the source of the problem: 5. Digestive problems may appear because of the lack of intestinal flora balance due to the over growth of yeast. 6. Constipation may occur. 7. Bad breath may appear even though good oral hygiene is practiced. 8. Bloating due to yeast bacteria over-growth in the digestive tract may appear. 9. Frequent intestinal gas is another indication of the yeast imbalance. 10. Diarrhea may be a sign of male yeast infection. 11. Loose stools may be present but no actual diarrhea. 12. Irritability due to general health changes are common. 13. Mood swings in a man who does not normally experience mood swings can be a sign of male yeast infection. 14. Abnormal fatigue without unusual levels of activity may signal an infection. 15. Lack of energy in a male who is normally energetic can be a sign of a yeast outbreak. 16. Memory loss is sometimes a symptom. 17. Unusually dry, flaky skin which is itchy can indicate yeast growth. 18. Athlete foot outbreaks, caused by similar bacteria can be indicative of a male yeast infection. 19. Sudden onset of prostate-like problems such as frequent urination urges may be present. 20. An unusual craving for sweets or carbohydrates because the yeast bacteria want to be fed. Simple Test for Male Yeast Infections This is a very simple, easy to perform test to help a man determine if the signs and symptoms he may be experiencing are in fact caused by a yeast infection. To prepare for the test, simply place a glass of water next to the bed before retiring for the night. Upon awakening, before getting out of bed, spit into the glass of water two times. During the next 15 minutes, watch the saliva in the water carefully. If the saliva dissipates into the water, there is most likely no yeast infection. But, if the saliva becomes cloudy, stringy, sinks to the bottom of the glass, or takes on an appearance of spider webs, there is most likely a male yeast infection present in the man's body. The appearance of these saliva indications is very noticeable, so a man with a yeast infection will have no difficulty recognizing the signs. Do not worry that the signals may be unclear. Usually, within the first five minutes, it will be very clear whether indicators of yeast infection are present. CHAPTER 6 What Are the Yeast Infection Symptoms in a Man? Just as it is possible for a baby to have a yeast infection, so is it possible for yeast infection symptom in man to exist. Many people are under the impression that only women can experience a yeast infection in their genital region. Although it is true that women are far more likely to develop these yeast infections, thinking a man cannot develop a genital yeast infection is a misconception that needs to be dispelled. Men, like women have candida present in their gut. A candida overgrowth, better known as candidasis, is simply the fancy way of saying yeast infection. For instance, oral thrush, and many skin rashes and infections such as athlete’s foot are all forms of yeast infections that are linked to candida. Thus, genital yeast infections are an infection caused by candida overgrowth and other contributing factors. What are the other causes aside from candida? Unlike oral thrush yeast infection symptom in man – often caused by HIV – A yeast infection that affects the genital region, known as a penile yeast infection, can be caused by different factors. Some of these factors may include the following – Sexual transmission – If a man has unprotected sex with a woman, who has a vaginal yeast infection, candida can be transmitted from her to him through direct contact, just like a sexually transmitted disease. Although this isn’t entirely a common occurrence, it can and does happen more frequently than one would think. Antibiotics – It is really uncommon for a penile yeast infection symptom in man to develop from antibiotics, but it is not impossible. Antibiotics are considered candida friendly because they destroy good bacteria and bad bacteria, creating an imbalance in gut flora which can result in candida overgrowth and lead to infection. Diabetes – Men who have diabetes are at a greater risk of developing yeast infections due to the fact that they have elevated sugar levels in their urine. What are the symptoms? The following are some of the penile yeast infection symptom in man to look for: • Irritation and soreness present in the head of the penis, often accompanied by itchiness. • The head of the penis may appear red and develop small blisters • Presence of discharge that appears thick and white • Little red itchy bumps may appear on the penis shaft or surrounding genital area if a yeast infection is left untreated. If a man is experiencing these symptoms, it is important that he visit his doctor to receive a proper diagnosis. There are two main reasons why a professional diagnosis is important – 1. If a man does not treat a yeast infection, he can pass it back to his partner, and she can continue to pass it back to him. Both sexual partners should be treated to eradicate the threat of infection. 2. Although a man may think he is suffering a yeast infection, in actuality his symptoms may be the cause of an entirely different medical condition- genital herpes. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that is characterized by little itchy bumps, and is a chronic disease that can not be treated with the same remedies as a yeast infection. Hence, always have symptoms investigated by a health care provider to be sure, and refrain from self-diagnosis. How is a penile yeast infection symptom in man treated? In most cases it is treated with the same topical cream prescribed to women with vaginal yeast infections. These creams are available without a doctor’s prescription at your local pharmacy. Just remember, that if you’ve never experienced a penile yeast infection before, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor, get checked out, and take his treatment advice to experience effective relief. CHAPTER 7 A Yeast Infection and it's Effect on Your Body A yeast infection will occur when the balance of yeast and the bacteria that controls yeast growth is upset. Most women will experience a least one or two yeast infections in their lifetimes. However, if you are getting three or more yeast infections per year, you have what is known as chronic yeast infections. Talk to your doctor because this could be a sign of an underlying health problem. Any disease that depletes the immune system can cause yeast infections, so it is vital that you get tested for these diseases. Did you know that a yeast infection is not limited to the vagina? It can be present in other parts of the body as well and cause various symptoms. These symptoms can range from intense itching to fatigue and headaches. The following are common sites for a yeast infection and their symptoms: Vaginal yeast infections. This is what most people think of when they hear the word yeast infections. Intense itching in the vaginal area, burning with urination and discharge are all common symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. Gastrointestinal yeast infection. A yeast infection that is present in the gastrointestinal system will cause heartburn, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. Respiratory allergies. An overgrowth of yeast in the body can cause runny nose, facial pain, wheezing and sneezing. Central nervous system. Yeast infection in the body can affect the central nervous system and cause depression, anxiety, memory deficits or loss of ability to concentrate. Menstrual abnormalities. Yeast infections can cause severe menstrual tension or PMS and menstrual irregularities. General systemic symptoms. A yeast infection can be systemic, which means all through your body. A systemic infection can cause fatigue, headaches or irritability. As you can see, the above symptoms are pretty general and can be a symptom of many diseases, so therefore a yeast infection would be hard to diagnose as the cause. However, if tests for other causes are negative and you are still experiencing recurring symptoms, talk with your doctor about treating you for a chronic yeast infection. Treatment for chronic yeast infection can be quite complex and involve months of antifungal medicine. Food changes may also be implemented to reduce the amount of yeast growth in the body. Foods rich in sugar and simple carbohydrates have been linked to yeast overgrowth. Men can get yeast infections also. It is usually contracted by sex with a partner that has a yeast infection. Occasionally, some men who take antibiotics and those with weak immune systems will get a yeast infection. But a male with a yeast infection may have no symptoms. This is because the yeast lives inside the urethra of the male and is very hard to detect. Sometimes a man will develop a red, itchy, rash around the tip of the penis. The most effective treatment for a male yeast infection would be a prescription oral medication such as Diflucan. Yeast infections can be annoying and can even disrupt your life. It is important to treat them promptly. If over the counter treatments aren't working, see your doctor. There may be another reason for your yeast infections. CHAPTER 8 Signs & Symptoms Of A Yeast Infection If you think you might have contracted a yeast infection... however, you are not precisely certain. It's conceivable if you have a yeast infection that you might not even be aware of it or worse... you may mistake it for another condition. There are crucial yeast infection symptoms that you must pay attention so that you can find out what is normal for your ability and so that you can ascertain the difference between a yeast infection and some other sort of infection. If you believe you have some or even all of the signs of a yeast infection, then you should visit your healthcare provider first of all. By getting in touch with your physician you can obtain a suitable diagnosis of either a bacterial yeast infection or some other sort of health condition that could be the cause of similar symptoms. If you have a yeast infection the physician can help direct you in the right direction to get the most appropriate medication specifically designed specifically to treat your infection. However, if you think that you completely understand the signs of yeast infection and you decide to treat the infection yourself that's fine. There are quite a few good nonprescription medications available for you to use to treat your yeast infection. One of the more common medications in the over the counter group on the market today is Monistat. Here's the caveat to you treating yourself, if you are going to treat it yourself you must be absolutely certain that you do indeed have a bacterial yeast infection, you purchase the medication designed to treat it and that you apply the medication directly as instructed on the box It's critical if you decide to treat yourself that you're absolutely certain that you do indeed have a yeast infection. If there is any doubt in your mind whether it is actually a yeast infection or not you must to see your doctor before you begin any type of treatment. The infection signs can include redness and soreness in the vaginal area, rash, a burning sensation, painful intercourse, intense itching of the area, pain with urination, and a generalized swelling of the vulva. Ask any adult female today who's went through a yeast infection and she'll be the first one to tell you that of all prominent yeast infection signals that the most intolerable of all is the acute itching. In fact this issue can become so awful that it virtually can interfere with your day by day activities. As a matter of fact it is one of the reasons that a lot of women will try to find nonprescription relief to immediately be able to handle the itching in order to get a speedy relief. Another one of the most bothersome yeast infection signs is the burning sensation related to urination. This is immediately followed by another dreadfully irritating yeast infection sign is pain during sexual intercourse. While both are quite annoying and most often affiliated with a bacterial yeast infection it is crucial to see your health professional in order to preclude other medical conditions. Vaginal discharge is another one of the yeast infection symptoms that can cause a barrage of problems and generalized irritation. And just like the itching, vaginal discharge can often lead women to look for help quickly... including over-the-counter medication to try to deal with the issue. Vaginal discharge is another one of the predominant yeast infection signs that can cause women problems. Vaginal discharge at times can be rather odorless and seem as a thin milky consistency and there are quite a little of other times the yeast infection signs can result in a diffuse vaginal discharge which is rather unsavory with a strong and hideous odor. The aroma may at times be one of accented yeast odor and other times may smell like sulfur or rotten eggs. The consistency of the vaginal discharge affiliated with a yeast infection can appear as cottage cheese. It is crucial that yeast infection symptoms be taken especially seriously. Repeated yeast infections must be dealt with by your doctor as they can point to even more grievous health problems. You might also think about that if you are treating a yeast infection that doesn't resolve them maybe you do not have a bacterial yeast infection after all. In this case, or worse, you must seek medical attention. After all your health hinges on it. Recognize the yeast infection signs so that you will be able to treat yourself or seek attention from your healthcare provider at the onset of symptoms. There simply is no need to suffer in silence. CHAPTER 9 Sex Is The Leading Cause of Yeast Infection In Men A reddish irritation appears, it is accompanied by a nagging itch, and it plagues you. Does any of this sound familiar? It doesn't matter if you are a single man out seeking affectionate intimacy or a married man enjoying the pleasures of sex with your wife. Yeast infection in man is an uncommon but real circumstance. Please read on... You may have read an article before on yeast infection and identified this as a yeast infection symptom in man. You didn't look into it at the time since it was your girlfriend at risk, and you focused instead on helping her know more about vaginal yeast infection. Though even then, you couldn't help but fear what little you read of yeast infection in man, fully aware that its symptoms aren't pleasant. Time passes since you first noticed the irritation, and still you try in vain to ignore it. But then the morning comes when you look down in the shower and stare, in morbid fascination, at a fear that has been realized. penile yeast infection, the veritable worse-case scenario when dealing with yeast infection in man, has made itself even more apparent. Soreness, clumpy white discharge, blisters resembling those of genital herpes-practically every known yeast infection symptom in man has manifested itself on your penis. And the one thing on your mind (aside from the endless string of profanity) is one question: How? It hardly matters that you are among few who have accepted yeast infection in man is a possibility or even that you can recognize its symptoms. Crucial as that knowledge is in addressing the condition as soon as possible, greater importance lies in knowing the causes of yeast infection in man and the ways to prevent it. Sex, for instance, is one of the leading causes of yeast infection in man, particularly penile yeast infection. This is because women with vaginal yeast infection can infect men during intercourse. Although it's not a given, and really quite uncommon, that a man who sleeps with a woman with yeast infection will end up suffering any yeast infection symptom in man, it does happen and it's better to err on the side of caution. Infection through sex is not one-sided though. A man with yeast infection can infect his female partner. This means that man must be as mindful of yeast infection as woman, not only to preserve his health but that of his bedmates as well. In fact, man should be the more vigilant of the two, since yeast infection in man doesn't always have visible symptoms. Once yeast infection is established the man and the woman can re0infect each other over and over again. Yeast infection will always be a threat to man and woman alike, but a little awareness can go a long way toward keeping the disease at bay. While coming to terms with the reality of yeast infection in man and spotting its symptoms are all well and good, there's no excuse for not knowing what can expose you to the disease, what you can do to avoid it, and what methods can help you if ever you get infected. With those in mind, you can rest easy, knowing a dream night won't become a nightmare later on. CHAPTER 10 How Natural Remedy For Yeast Infection Can Spare A Visit To The Doctor If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you have a yeast infection, you are in need of a natural remedy for yeast infection. A natural remedy for yeast infections can allow you to avoid going to the doctor when you already know what is wrong. You see, even seeing your doctor may not mean that you will get a prescription; there are pills on the market that your doctor can prescribe, but depending on your infection type and severity, he or she may recommend that you try a natural remedy for yeast infection. That is right; some doctors would rather if you try out a natural remedy for yeast infection rather than go on medications. Also, you may have more success with a natural remedy for yeast infection simply because you will not be using manufactured and unnatural chemicals, but rather natural products. One option in the quest for the perfect natural remedy for yeast infection is yogurt. Yogurt, many people claim, helps to keep the vaginal area healthy by maintaining normal acidity levels. But it is not just any yogurt; plain, un-flavored yogurt that contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, which basically works by producing more acid in the digestive tract and throughout the body. Yogurt, of course, is to be consumed, not placed inside the vagina as a natural remedy for yeast infection. As a matter of fact, any natural remedy for yeast infection that involves inserting something into the vagina (other than the doctor recommended over-the-counter suppositories) is probably a bad idea without doctor consent. A natural remedy for yeast infection should not be directing you to push an infection into another part of the body, unless your doctor says it is okay to try. Likewise, any natural remedy for yeast infection that promotes douching with a certain mixture is not a good natural remedy for yeast infection to perform without doctor supervision. Douching in general upsets the Ph balance of the vagina; this is what caused the infection in the first place. Nevertheless, some people have tried the following natural remedy for yeast infection with success. Tea tree oil is supposedly a great natural remedy for yeast infections. In Europe, it seems, women routinely use this oil inside the vagina as a natural remedy for yeast infection. This oil is available in most natural food stores. Another natural remedy for yeast infections is cranberries. Most everyone knows that drinking pure cranberry juice can help urinary tract infections; it turns out that it may also be an effective natural remedy for yeast infections. Whichever natural remedy for yeast infection you decide to try, remember that if the infection does not clear up within about a week, you need to go see the doctor anyway. Sometimes the symptoms of a yeast infection are actually indicators of something else, and only a doctor can tell you for sure. CHAPTER 11 How to Cure a Yeast Infection - Easy Steps That Will Keep You Infection Free Forever A well-known issue that is known to effect lots of women is the yeast infection. Seventy percent of women from all walks of life have put up with, a minimum of one yeast infection within the span of their life. There are several symptoms that are set in motion by these worrying infections. The following is a list of fundamental symptoms to watch for: If you are experiencing redness "down there," an itch that won't stop, and a feeling similar to burning during urination, you could very clearly have a yeast infection. You might not choose to go out at all, if the irritation is unpleasant enough. The next warning sign to be on the look out for is a obvious discharge from the genital area. This comes in the form of a thick, (frequently white) liquid that can either be frothy, thin or pasty. The odor produced from the discharge is another thing you might notice. The ailment will make itself exceedingly evident through this symptom. A yeast infection can also produce soreness or discomfort during sexual intercourse. Bear in mind that if you engage in intercourse at the same time as experiencing a yeast infection, you put your significant other in danger for acquiring it. This may cause a continuous cycle, as having sex again will produce him to reinfect you, yet again. The resultant pain and ache of these infections frequently set off despair or merely unpleasant moods. A yeast infection, also called Candida, may trigger other signs including gaining of weight, oral candidiasis, a desire to eat foods high in sugar or starch, worry, sadness, a hard time concentrating, issues regarding your skin, such as eczema or acne, exhaustion, and irritability. What can be done so you can hold an infection away? The primary action is essentially pretty common-sense. Here is a idea that almost everyone knows however does not automatically carry out in their personal life, and that is proper hygiene. Keeping physically sanitary is crucial. Don't pay attention to those folks who hold that you don't necessity need to wash each day, since you do. You must at all times make use of scentless soap and body washes with lukewarm water, and don't fail to remember to dry yourself off properly. Dressed in hygienic attire and keeping away from close-fitting slacks is vital, so dress in cotton panties. How come? It is critical since your whole body must to breath. Your skin is not capable to breathe correctly if you are wearing tight clothing. When you are perspiring and the skin is moist, microorganisms thrive in temperate, moist areas, thus producing a yeast infection. Keep in mind the symptoms. If yeast infection is maybe something you think you may possibly suffer from, get clean and obtain some medicine. There are several remedies used these days to halt repeating infections and aid your body in removing any present ones. If you leave your yeast infection without treatment, it may progress into a significant medical issue. Thank you for reading and God bless. YOUR NAME
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