According to the Mayo Clinic, three out of four women will experience a yeast infection at one point in their lives (Mayo). In addition, once you get a yeast infection, you are more likely to get another one.
Vaginal yeast infections can be spread by sexual contact, but in general are not considered a sexually transmitted infection. Treatment for yeast infections is relatively simple depending on their severity.
The Candida genus of yeast is a naturally occurring microorganism in the vaginal area. It’s growth is kept in check by the the lactobacillus bacteria. However, these bactera can’t work effectively if there is an imbalance in your system. This leads to an overgrowth of yeast, which causes the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections to be present.
Most yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans—a specific strand of yeast. These yeast infections are easily treatable. If you are having recurring yeast infections or problems getting rid of a yeast infection with conventional treatment, then a different version of Candida might be the culprit. A lab test can let your doctor know which type of Candida you have.
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