Stress Anxiety And Yeast Infections

Stress,​ Anxiety and​ Yeast Infections
When talking about stress and​ anxiety,​ people usually think of​ problems related to​ work,​ finances,​ studies or​ the​ family. ​
Will the​ words yeast infection come to​ mind? Probably not. ​
But after thinking about it​ for quiet some time,​ I ​ finally concluded that yeast infection will definitely cause a​ lot of​ stress and​ anxiety to​ any woman like me.
When do we consider our jobs or​ studies to​ be stressful? Personally,​ I ​ consider something to​ be stressful when its demands are already too much for me to​ bear. ​
My anxiety,​ on​ the​ other hand,​ is​ triggered when I ​ feel that there is​ a​ looming problem I ​ am trying to​ avoid but still has a​ possibility of​ occurring. ​
Both these situations can be related with yeast infection and​ having it. ​
To understand this better,​ it​ is​ important to​ learn more about this health problem.
Yeast is​ a​ type of​ fungus and​ is​ scientifically known as​ Candida. ​
The kind of​ fungus specifically found in​ the​ womens genital area is​ called Candida Albican. ​
Yeast is​ naturally found in​ moisturerich parts of​ a​ persons body like the​ mouth and,​ for women,​ their vagina. ​
Aside from yeast,​ normal protective bacteria are also found in​ that area of​ a​ womans body. ​
Yeast infection results from an overgrowth of​ Candida Albicans or​ a​ diminished amount of​ normal protective bacteria such that the​ good bacteria are outnumbered. ​
Several factors may cause either an increase in​ the​ amount of​ yeast or​ a​ decrease in​ the​ number of​ protective bacteria. ​

Taking antibiotics to​ eliminate the​ diseasecausing bacteria also affects the​ protective bacteria in​ the​ vagina which will cause it​ to​ decrease. ​
a​ high level of​ bloodsugar among people with diabetes and​ women who have their menstruation triggers the​ proliferation of​ yeast. ​
Hormonal changes that pregnant woman experience also cause the​ bloodsugar level to​ increase resulting as​ well to​ a​ growth in​ the​ amount of​ yeast. ​
a​ weak immune system resulting from lack of​ sleep or​ poor diet will not be able to​ fight against infections and​ make it​ easier to​ take place. ​
Yeast also thrive in​ areas that are warm and​ moistureladen which is​ common in​ situations when women wear tight clothing or​ sweat excessively.
When a​ woman has yeast infection she will experience itching,​ irritation and​ soreness in​ the​ areas affected. ​
She also feels pain during urination and​ sexual intercourse. ​
Rashes form in​ the​ affected areas and​ vaginal discharges occur. ​
Itching is​ extremely bothersome especially during instances when one is​ already preoccupied with other important tasks. ​
The irritation must be very difficult to​ handle in​ situations where it​ is​ embarrassing to​ scratch ones self but feels a​ great need to​ do it. ​
The pain you​ avoid to​ experience despite the​ strong urge to​ urinate just might be too much to​ bear. ​
When placed in​ these kinds of​ situations,​ I ​ imagine that it​ is​ not impossible for a​ woman to​ feel stressful.
Fortunately,​ there are ways to​ avoid having yeast infection. ​
Oral and​ topical medications such as​ clotrimazole,​ ketoconazole and​ miconazole can be taken or​ applied to​ decrease or​ eliminate yeast proliferation. ​
Some medications,​ however,​ have adverse side effects such as​ nausea,​ vomiting,​ abdominal pain,​ loss of​ appetite and​ unusual fatigue and​ may trigger negative reactions with other medications. ​
Another option to​ address yeast infections is​ through lifestyle and​ diet modifications which requires wearing of​ cottonmade materials,​ avoiding the​ use of​ tight clothing,​ eating yogurt and​ decreasing the​ consumption of​ sugary foods. ​
Through regular and​ strict observance of​ these modifications,​ chances of​ having yeast infection may be limited.
However,​ it​ is​ already part of​ a​ womans system to​ regularly experience having menstruation. ​
it​ can also be expected for women to​ get pregnant at ​ a​ particular time. ​
These events can make a​ woman vulnerable to​ having yeast infections again. ​
The possibility of​ experiencing difficulties brought about by being infected,​ I ​ believe,​ can make any woman anxious.
Does this mean then that women cannot avoid having yeast infection? Maybe or​ maybe not. ​
Though if ​ it​ is​ true that every woman will experience having this problem at ​ least once in​ their lives,​ stress and​ anxiety must be expected to​ go with it​ as​ well. ​
Common stress management techniques most likely will not be effective in​ this situation,​ but proper hygiene and​ medication surely will.

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