Yeast infection is a complex condition triggered by more than one factor, which is what makes it very difficult to get under control. This is one of the reasons why doctors still find this chronic condition so hard to eliminate using prescription drugs and over – the – counters.
Every health problem is multidimensional, the solution must be multidimensional/holistic in order to eradicate the problem from the root. This is one of the reasons why science and conventional medicine fail in treating most yeast inflictions.
Having hormonal imbalance (such as during menstruation), taking antibiotics, prescription medications, steroids and birth control pills can also trigger an onset of yeast infection. Lifestyle factors such as stress, hygiene, sexual activity and even the clothes that you wear can aggravate an already compromised Candida condition.
- Weakened Immune System
When our immune system is weakened due to several factors such as nutritional deficiency, high toxic buildup (heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, parasites), stress, lack of sleep or the use of pharmaceutical drugs such as antibiotics and steroids, the body becomes vulnerable to virtually every type of sickness and disease. In this state, the body cannot defend itself and cannot control the process of Candida overgrowth as it could if the immune system was at its peak performance.
- Congested Toxins In The Bowels, Kidneys, Blood And Lymph
Our constant exposure to thousands of toxins on a daily basis through the food that we eat, the air that we breathe, the drugs that we take and the poor quality of our water supply all lead to toxic buildup in the blood, lymph, kidneys and colon. This leads to short-term and long-term health conditions. Among them is Candida overgrowth.
Stress invoked by either lack of sleep, emotional issues, anxiety or pressure in your daily routine has been scientifically proven to trigger yeast infection
growth due to the following reasons:
Stress depresses your immune system since at the time of stress your body releases a hormone called cortisol, making your body defenseless against Candida.
Stress elevates blood sugar levels that feed Candida cells allowing it to overgrow.
Stress also changes our bacterial internal environment in the gut as it decreases the friendly bacteria and allows Candida to take over.
- Hormonal Imbalance
The friendly bacteria in the gut need a balance between estrogen and progesterone and an adequate amount of both for its support. When there is an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone due to birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy or even before your menstrual period, it can interfere with the intestinal flora, thus allowing Candida yeast infection to take control and multiply.
- Antibiotics, Prescription Drugs And Steroids
Antibiotics cause a great deal of damage and havoc to your system, in the long run, that can be difficult to repair. By taking antibiotics you not only eradicate the bacteria that caused the infection to occur, you also destroy the friendly bacteria, practically putting your health in serious risk. You’re exposing your body to the dangers of Candida overgrowth, parasite invasion, B – 12 deficiencies, nutrients that will not be absorbed, allergies and the overall colon health breakdown.
Antibiotics, drugs and steroids change the environment of the gut and stress the liver, one of the major detoxification organs, thus leading the way to yeast infection overgrowth.
The problems with antibiotics is that even if you don’t take them orally, they are found in most dairy and meat products, making your exposure to antibiotics on a daily basis almost inevitable unless you decide to change your diet.