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A woman's hormone levels are responsible for many different conditions and functions within her body. From emotional and mental health to physical appearance and fertility, hormones can make the difference between healthy functioning and disease or illness. The birth control pill greatly impacts hormone levels and can lead to a candida condition.
Typically birth control pills, otherwise known as oral contraceptives, are made up of the ovulation-suppressing hormones progestin and estrogen. When there is no ovulation there is no egg to fertilize, which prevents pregnancy. While the goal of no pregnancy may be met, these hormones flowing through the body's system can cause a hormonal imbalance in the body. For example, increased estrogen in the body increases blood sugar levels which in turn feed yeast, leading to a candida yeast overgrowth.
Candida has been on the rise for decades, just as birth control pill use has been on the rise. While there may be other factors involved, it is easy to recognize the connection between use of the pill and candidiasis.
When the body's intestinal flora is disrupted and yeast grows uncontrolled, mild to very severe symptoms can result, including:
a?¢ Foggy brain or inability to concentrate
a?¢ Irritability, anxiety, depression and/or mood swings
a?¢ Digestive problems, i.e. bloating, gas, cramping
a?¢ Vaginal yeast infections
a?¢ Skin problems, i.e. eczema, psoriasis, acne and other rashes
a?¢ Breastfeeding candida on nipples and breasts
a?¢ Oral thrush
a?¢ Weight gain
a?¢ Cravings for high sugar or high starch foods
Often medical doctors will attempt to treat the symptoms with medications; however, treating symptoms is not the answer. In order to truly cure candida, one must treat the source of the problem: yeast overgrowth.
For a woman using oral contraceptives, the first step to improving candida symptoms may be to change her form of birth control. This will give the hormones a better chance to regulate, and will help to control the yeast growth. Some alternative non-hormonal forms of birth control are:
a?¢ Cervical Cap
a?¢ Contraceptive sponge
a?¢ IUD (Intrauterine Device)
a?¢ Tubal ligation for female; Vasectomy for male
a?¢ Natural family planning
In addition to changing birth control methods, it may benefit you to seek treatment from a natural or holistic doctor. They will likely guide you in a candida diet to fight the yeast overgrowth as well as other natural remedies to manage symptoms and get the condition under control.
Frequently Asked Questions
women's health; yeast infection?
I have a yeast infection, and my doctor told me they are quite common and often reoccuring so I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to decrease my chances of getting another one? It's gross, and makes sex EXTREMELY uncomfortable. I've had this yeast infection for nearly two months and never realized (all I noticed was sex sucked, and I'd never had one before) could an untreated yeast infection lead to a more serious issue?
Try eating a serving of yogurt every day. It actually does help keep it away. If you left it untreated for an extremely long time, you can run the risk of getting sepsis (bacterial infection in the blood stream) but is unlikely. If you weren't suffering really bad from yeast infection symptoms for the past 2 months, then I wouldn't worry about it. I'd only worry about sepsis if you had been suffering severely for months and months at a time.
Woman's Health - Yeast Infection?
Ok. So what does it feel to have yeast infection? Can you get it even though you haven't hit puberty yet? My bottom area hurts and i keep leaking discharge. Someone please help me
First of all, a yeast infection will probably be more itchy than painful (although it can be so itchy that it can get painful), and your discharge will probably be chunky like cottage cheese. I'm not sure if you can get them before puberty, and I'm also not sure about what kind of pain you're feeling. But discharge is normal, every girl (even before puberty, usually a couple of years before) will leak some throughout the day. It varies per girl how much, but it is almost always evident by some clear or milky white spotting on your panties at the end of the day.
However, if you have had sex and your normal discharge smells different than usual or is tinted green or it hurts to pee, you should get checked out by a doctor to make sure you dont have an infection.
If not, dont worry. Discharge is a normal part of being a woman.
hey i got a ? for women's health is it possible that can you have sex while still have a yeast infection?
i just want to know if its possible that you can still have sex while you still have a yeast infection . i just curious about it that's all thank you for your help and i just hope that it isn't embarrassing or anything like that. =/
Its not a good idea.
1) Men can actually catch yeast infections so you risk infecting him if he's not wearing a condom.
2) If you're using medicine, sex will interfere with it.
3) While you have an infection you're likely to be drier so you're more at risk for tears and other problems during sex.
Short answer...take the medicine and wait until its cleared up.
Why are men hanging out in the women's health section answering questions about yeast infections?
Is this like standing outside the ladies room hoping to pick up girls?
someg...didn't I see you this weekend at
Nope. Just seeing who the lepers are.
Women's health: Confused if I am having a yeast infection?
I get them a lot, this time it is really confusing me. I am not having any sort of discharge. It can smell when I use the washroom, but not all the time. I have had a severe yeast infection before and this one doesn't compare to it. I am a bit itchy (that's usually how I can tell and plus the discharge,which i don't have) I did go to the gyno and she did a swap test on me. I called the clinic today and she did say everything came back negative.
TODAY, Is where I am very confused. I woke up went to the washroom and found faint light pink on the toilet paper (and it has been like this all day but only on the toilet paper none on my panties). I am not the type who does bleed in between periods. I should be getting my next period next week. I am sexually active. I usually always wear a condom and when I don't it is usually on my safe days. My husband didn't wear a condom 2 days after my ovulation day, but that time i did use the washroom right after and I am pretty sure most of it fell out of me. I doubt I am pregnant but it can be a possibility.
I am really confused if this faint light pink bleeding is from a yeast infection (even though tests shows everything is negative) or if i am having any other thing wrong with me or if i did get pregnant?
fyi. my last period was on feb.18th and my next is due on march 19th ( according to my iphone app) and my ovulation day was on march 4th and had unprotected sex on march 5 or 6th
thank you for anything, sorry if it was long but I am concerned.
i did get tested at the gyno for a yeast infection, B.V, or any other STD's. It was all negative and I am using anti-fungal vaginal cream. The bleeding just concerns me.
I doubt it's a yeast infection.
It could be implantation bleeding.
Generally, an embryo will implant somewhere between six to twelve days after conception.
Sometimes, when the embryo implants into the lining of the uterus, the woman will notice a small amount of vaginal bleeding.
If you ovulated on March 4th and conceived on March 5th or 6th, you would be at the beginning of the six to twelve day implantation window.