Before I’ll tackle yeast vaginitis, I’d like to define first what yeast means. Yeast is a type of fungus and it is commonly present in the normal human skin in areas of moisture such as vagina and the mouth. The Candida albicans is commonly the type of organism responsible for vaginitis.When the normal pH balance of the vagina changes or the hormonal balance changes Candida can multiple and that’s where vaginal yeast infection (yeast vaginitis) occur.

To determine its symptoms, here as follows:

a.) itching
b.) burning 
c.) soreness
d.) heavy, white cottage cheese look like discharge
e.) and the pain during urination or intercourse.

Based on what I have read, out of 4 women 3 experience yeast infection even once in their lifetime.  

So what are the possible factors that can contribute to vaginal yeast infection? Below are few of them:

  • Hormone level changes: this occurs during menstruation, pregnancy, birth control pills (with high estrogen) and estrogen therapy (during menopausal period) 
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Weak Immune System
  • Antibiotic use
  • Perfumed soaps, douching
  • Wet bathing suits, nylon underwear and pantyhose 

 How to do the treatment? That’s what I’m going to tackle next time!

What is Yeast Vaginitis?