A vaginal yeast infection occurs when too much yeast grows in the vagina. Yeast infections are very common, affecting nearly 75% of women. Although they are uncomfortable, vaginal yeast infections rarely lead to serious health problems.
Yeast Infection FAQs
What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
Some women with yeast infection may have no noticeable symptoms. However, when symptoms are present those most commonly reported include:
- A thick, white discharge that can look like cottage cheese and has no unpleasant odor
- Itching , redness, burning, and/or irritation around the vulva and the external vaginal tissue
What causes a yeast infection?
A healthy vagina normally contains a balance of many healthy bacteria and small numbers of yeast cells. The healthy bacteria, or vaginal flora, help prevent potentially unhealthy organisms, like yeast, from growing in excess and causing infection.
When the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted, yeast can overgrow and cause symptoms. Some factors that may contribute to imbalance and increase a woman’s risk of yeast infection include use of oral contraceptives or antibiotics, frequent use of douche or vaginal sprays, stress, lack of sleep, illness, pregnancy, age or menstruation. Women with immune-suppressing diseases such as diabetes and HIV are also at increased risk.
What are the best treatment options for a vaginal yeast infection?
Probably the most familiar OTC products are antifungal drugs designed to kill yeast that have grown excessively and caused symptomatic yeast infection. Delivered via messy creams or vaginal suppositories, OTC antifungals are good at killing yeast but do not address the underlying imbalance that allowed yeast overgrowth in the first place and caused the yeast infection.
YeastGard Advanced offers you a homeopathic alternative or complement to traditional antifungal treatments. YeastGard’s OTC treatments employ the principles of homeopathy to address the imbalance at the root of the problem. Rather than simply suppressing disease symptoms, homeopathic remedies are intended to act as catalysts for the body’s inherent healing mechanisms.
Such is the case with YeastGard Advanced whose unique homeopathic formulas, delivered in a variety of formats including probiotic enriched bases, help restore the healthy, balanced vaginal environment needed to resist excessive yeast growth and relieve yeast infection symptoms.
Is there anything I can do to reduce the frequency of yeast infection?
For women who struggle with frequent symptoms caused by recurring vaginal yeast imbalance, YeastGard Advanced Homeopathic Capsules are formulated to ease symptoms and, if taken daily, may help to reduce the frequency of recurring symptoms.
Things you can do to try and help reduce your risk of yeast infection include:
- Avoiding clothes that hold in heat and moisture, such as pantyhose without a cotton lining, nylon panties or tight jeans.
- Avoiding regular use of douches or vaginal sprays that can kill good bacteria and trigger imbalance, or cause irritation.
- Adopting healthy life style habits that support strong immune function like eating a well balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep.