Diabetes and vaginal yeast infections

Today we would like to talk to the ladies because this is a problem that is common to them. We state conditions as they are for you to come out of your cocoon and seek medical help. If you have been having recurrent yeast infections and wondering why the hell they keep coming back, it could be because of your sugar levels. A yeast infection is a fungal infection commonly referred to as candidiasis. Research states that 3 in 4 women will have at least one yeast infection in their lifetime.

Why is there a link between yeast infections and diabetes?

The vagina has a mix of yeast and bacteria. As long as the two are balanced, no problem will arise because the yeast will be in check. However, if there is an imbalance, then you may develop a yeast infection response. Fungi feed on sugar, and if your sugars are not controlled, you provide a suitable environment for the yeasts to thrive.

Additionally, having diabetes may make these infections harder to treat due to immunity levels. This condition worsens if you are not drying yourself well and leaving the area moist. This is because yeasts grow in a warm and moist fold of skin.

Symptoms of yeast infection
-Itching on your genitals
-Pain/burning sensation while urinating or during intercourse
-A thick, white vaginal discharge. To learn more on discharge, check https://dmrckenya.co.ke/wp-admin/post.php?post=14865&action=edit
-Redness of the vulva
-Vaginal rash

How to prevent yeast infections

-Control your sugar levels
-Keep your vagina area dry
-Wash your hands often
-Avoid irritating chemicals
-Adding foods/yogurts with probiotics to your diet may help

Do not use soap to wash your genital area; plain water is enough. Oh, and what about this douching thing that is now becoming common among women? If possible avoid it like plague because it increases the risk of vaginal infections and other health complications. There is also this trending myth that inserting garlic cloves into your vagina treats yeast infections. Hell no! It does not. We repeat, your vagina is a self-cleansing organ, stop irritating it by finding ways of cleaning it. If you are having issues, how about seeing a gyna rather than self treatment.
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