candidaI have to deal with the issue of yeast infections as it relates to fertility as I have received many calls with respect to this subject.

This is exactly what this article is all about.

Every woman has had to deal with yeast infections at a point in her life but while some didn’t have problems dealing with the infection,many women struggle to completely get rid of the infection as it keeps coming back. It poses one way or the other by standing in the way of conception.

So the question is

What is Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Simply put,Vaginal yeast infection means that the vagina has too many yeast cells growing in the vagina. Naturally, fungus known as yeast lives in the vagina.

But the moment the yeast cells begins to grow in the vagina at a higher rate , there is a problem and so an infection is borne. This infection is called yeast infection.
Most of vagina yeast infections are caused by a specie of yeast called Candida Albicans.

The vagina is kept healthy by many bacteria and small numbers of yeast cells. A common bacteria called Lactobacillus acidophilus is responsible for keeping other vagina organisms like yeast under control.

But once there is an imbalance of these organisms in the vagina, the yeast gets out of hand and begins to multiply which then brings discomfort to the host.

What are the immediate causes of Vagina Yeast Infections?

Remember that vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of yeast organism that lives in small numbers in the vagina. It is also important to note that there are factors that provokes the multiplication of the yeast organism in the vagina.

Below are a few reasons that encourage the growth of vaginal yeast.

1. Antibiotics – Honestly, i am not against the use of antibiotics but like any western drug, antibiotics has its own side effects.
The imbalance that antibiotics cause besides the growth of yeast infection includes creating anti sperm antibodies.
If you need to take healthy antibiotics, there are good herbal options.

2. Birth Control Pills – High dependence and use of Birth control pills can also bring about the onset of vaginal yeast infections.

3. Diabetes – High blood sugars as a result of diabetes can cause vaginal yeast infections

4. High Estrogen Levels – High estrogen levels caused by pregnancy or hormone therapy may provoke vaginal yeast infections

5. Impaired Immune System – This is when the immune system does not work properly to protect the a person from infections. With the body’s defense system not working properly,
vaginal yeast infection is imminent.

6. Overweight – Being an orobo is a pass ticket for the continuous disturbances from Vaginal yeast infection. It is important you begin a weight loss program to overcome vaginal yeast infection.

7. Change in Vagina condition – Sexual intercourse, onset of menstruation and pregnancy.

8. Oral sex causes vaginal yeast infections especially if partner has thrush.

9. Tight underwear.- Tight fitted synthetic underwear is a good trigger of yeast infections. It is advisable the vagina gets a lot of air especially when going to bed at night.

10. Excessive intake of alcohol.- Alcohol contains sugar and it is worth knowing that vaginal yeast infection thrives on sugar.

11. Stress – Going through stressful situations is a big plus for the growth of yeast infections.

12. Poor diets especially when you consume too much sugar
13. HIV/AIDS and illnesses that causes a breakdown of the immune system.

These are just a few causes of the infection. It also important to note that not all vaginal infections are vaginal yeast infections.
I will highlight what you should look out for when you have vaginal infections.
These are what are called the symptoms.

Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infections

There are other vaginal conditions that share similar symptoms with vaginal yeast infections. These includes bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted infections.

1. Severe Vagina itching. Occasionally light itching may be experienced
2. Vagina discharge that is usually White, thick clumpy, and odorless or bread like odor.
3. Pains while urinating if urine touches irritated skin.
4. Pain in vagina during sexual intercourse.
5. Red, irritated skin around the opening to the vagina especially as a result of itching.

Home test for candida

I will show you how you can test for candida at home

1. Fill a glass of and place by your bedside before you sleep at night.
2. First thing once you open your eyes in the morning, draw up some saliva and spit it into the glass of water you placed by your bedside the previous night.
3. Observe the saliva immediately you spit. Check after another 3 minutes and every other 15 minutes thereafter.


A healthy saliva will be very clear and will float on the top of the water. Gradually it dissolves into the water without sinking. It will form bubbles and foam without making the water cloudy.

A Candida infected saliva will contain any of the following

1. Formation of Strings moving down towards the bottom of the glass
2. Cloudy specks suspended in the water.
3. Cloudy saliva that sunk to the bottom of the glass

The more of the strings and cloudiness you see, the more the candida.

How does vaginal yeast infection affect fertility?

There are a few ways yeast infections affects fertility and I will discus below.

1. Yeast infections causes burning sensations and itching as a result may make sex a no go area for you. And you know,no sex no conception

It is also worth noting that yeast infections can be passed to your partner, so it is highly recommended that you avoid sexual union whenever you have vaginal infections. Sex can resume once you have been properly treated.

2. With recurrent vaginal infections, the vaginal environment becomes very unbalanced and makes it harder for the sperm to reach the cervical opening. The reason being that the infection changes the consistency of the cervical mucus. So

3. Yeast infections can be passed on to incoming baby if you are pregnant.

Helpful Tips to avoid or reduce recurring yeast infections

1. Avoid eating sugar or sugary foods.This include sweets, candies,ice cream, concentrated fruit juices etc Instead juice your fresh fruits using a juicer and consume.

2. Eat lots of veggies and fresh fruits

3. Reduce the consumption of white flour, white rice or products made of refined grains.

4. Take garlic as it helps increase your resistance to infections and helps boosts immunity.

Available solutions for recurrent yeast infections

Normally yeast infections find a way to go especially during menstruation. The reason is that menstrual blood raises the pH of the vagina, as a result the yeast cells cannot grow causing them to decrease in number because they cannot grow in that pH during menses.

But for recurrent infection, the Yeast Infection Treatment Pack is our best recommendation.

The Formula ensures you enjoy the following

1.Your genital is clean by ensuring odor is exterminated and itching stopped.

2.Provides anti bacterial and anti viral protection for the body and vagina.

3.It kills candida, staphylococcus aureus and bacillus coli.

4.It helps replace vagina moisture. This takes away completely vagina dryness resulting in painful sex.

5.Helps to boost immunity to bacteria and viral infection as it works from the inside to elevate immunity and at the same time helps to stabilize blood pressure.

6. Enhances female fertility.

You have now been armed taking care of stubborn vaginal yeast infections. Go ahead and enjoy yeast infection free vagina.

Feel free to ask your questions in the comment box below.



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