Candidiasis, most commonly known as yeast infection, is an infection caused by a group of microscopic fungi.
More than 20 species of Candida are present and the most common among these is Candida albicans.
The candidiasis is found in women of all ages throughout the world. It is so common that three out of four women get infected at least once at some time in their lives.
It can occur on various parts of your body and also occurs internally in several cases. Mostly, it occurs on areas of your body that are exposed to moisture for longer periods of time and where the skin rubs against skin.
The moist external areas of your body where candidiasis affects are mouth, nostril, upper thighs, navel, the armpit area (underarms), the groin, between and under the breasts, and vagina. In babies, it typical occurs in diaper areas and mouth.
The candida is a type of fungi that is present naturally in everyone. Normally it is harmless. However, when your body falls out of balance due to any reason then the candida fungi grows extremely, causing a group of diseases.
Actually, there are several types of Candida: Candida Parapsilosis, Candida Tropicalies, Candida vini, Cutaneous Candidasis, Thrush, Vaginal Candidiasis, Penile Candidiasis, Pulmonary Candidiasis, Esophagus Candidiasis, Invasive Candidiasis.
Candidiasis is not like other medical conditions where it occurs due to a single cause. It is a union of a wide variety of different factors where it slowly destroys your body.
About 80% of the American population has candidiasis that too unaware of the presence of infection in the body.
Today, majority of women have a potential candidiasis that leads to a various number of health problems directly or indirectly.
However, a candidiasis treatment could save a great deal of unnecessary treatments by simply eliminating other treatments and going directly to the source of the infection.
If candidiasis is not eliminated completely from your body, then it will increase and grow continuously where your body will unable to protect it-self from the infections caused by the candida fungi.
However, there are several different products available in the market designed to treat candidiasis. Some of these products need a prescription and some are available over the counter. Even, herbal products are also used to treat candidiasis.
The type of product you use to treat candidiasis depends upon the severity of your infection and your personal preferences.
When candidiasis is left untreated, then the infection allows the symptomatic pains of candidiasis to continue and possibly worsen in their severity. However, there are many untreated cases that progresses normally and the body clears up the candidiasis infection on its own.
This generally happens during the menstrual cycle. During menstruation, when the flow of blood elevates the pH level within the vagina then it minimizes the activity of the infectious cells because of their inability to grow in that pH environment.