Women Commonly Experience Candida Yeast Infections
Women’s candida yeast infections are a common reason why many women seek help from their primary health care practitioner, because many health problems which women face are caused by candida, or are directly related to a yeast infection. Most all the patients we see as naturopathic physicians are women, in fact women they make up over 75% of our client base, and many women we see are commonly burdened with complaints of their nervous, digestive or reproductive systems in particular. Women are particularly prone to vaginal yeast infections, and this is one area I have been specializing on with regards to treating yeast infections in particular. I started to notice that many women responded positively to the yeast protocols I was beginning to formulate in my clinic in the mid nineties, but it wasn’t until the late nineties that I came up with the Candida Crusher concept and started to finely tune my protocols.
Getting rid of a yeast infection can change a woman’s life completely, I can still recall patient telling me this: “I was terribly difficult to live with until I completed your treatment. After I stopped taking the oral contraceptive pill, cleaned up my system and changed my diet it all changed, and who knows, it may have even saved my marriage”. I have found that in most situations by following the Candida Crusher vaginal implant protocol I will outline very shortly, as well as the Candida Crusher dietary approach outlined in chapter 7; you can almost certainly cure yourself of this extremely annoying complaint. This has been achieved by many hundreds and even thousands of women I have treated for candida yeast infections over the past twenty years, and it can almost certainly be possible for you as well.
This fifth chapter of the Candida Crusher will focus primarily on women’s vaginal yeast infection, especially the chronic complaint of vaginal yeast infection and the related genito-urinary system afflictions as well. Naturally, women can also experience yeast infections in many other ways, and you will be able to read about these other manifestations of a yeast infections in other sections of this book. The vagina is quite a complex ecological environment with a high concentration of many different microorganisms. Between forty to eighty percent of women are found to have at least five to ten different organisms which can be cultured from their vaginal fluid, including lactobacilli, corynebacterium, and streptococci.
A normal healthy vaginal discharge is generally whitish and milky in appearance and consists of secretions from the cervical glands and various cells that line the vaginal and cervical surfaces. The discharge can vary widely during the menstrual cycle depending on the hormonal levels. Normally the discharge will be found to be more profuse and thicker just before ovulation and will be found to be thinner and scantier in the luteal phase, after the period. In my experience, it is from one week through until just before the menstrual period that a candida vaginal yeast infection can become particularly aggravating, and is at this time when the implant protocol can put to its best use. The anti-microbial treatments utilizing either the garlic method or the tea tree oil method will be found to be most effective.
The normal healthy vaginal pH (acid/alkaline level) is around 4.5 or lower, and this is due mainly to the lactic acid level that is primarily due to the beneficial lactobacilli species. In a healthy vagina, the lactobacilli bacteria and other beneficial species will inhibit the overgrowth of potentially disease-causing organisms such as candida albicans, yeast, or gardneralla vaginalis, bacteria.
By altering this delicate and complex balance, the likelihood is increased of the development of disease causing organisms. There are many possible infections and inflammations possible, including the common vaginal yeast infection known as vaginal thrush, which is experienced by a surprising amount of women worldwide.
Vaginal thrush is one of the commonest reasons many candida patients have consulted me over the years. It has been estimated that world-wide, around seventy-five percent of women at some time in their live have vulvovaginitis, and over half of them have more them one episode. Some experts believe that 15 to 20 percent of all women in the world have chronic and recurring vaginal candidiasis.
There are a number of names given to this condition, and the most common are: vaginal yeast infection, vulvovaginal candidiasis, moniliasis, vulvovaginal thrush or thrush, a yeast infection or a monilia infection or also terms used by many women to describe this annoying complaint.
Women Are Affected By Candida In Many Different Ways
Women are not only prone to vaginal yeast infections, but also tend to have yeast infections of the digestive tract, the ear, nose and throat as well as the urinary system. Let’s now look at the various ways women can potentially be affected, and how I recognize this in my clinic.
How to Recognize the Female Candida Patient
- The case history will tell you if you are dealing with a female who has candida or not. Has she had a history of taking the oral contraceptive pill?
- A mature woman with a history of hormone replacement therapy (estrogen therapy).
- Look for the woman with persistent vaginal thrush, especially if she has had her vaginal yeast infection treated with fluconazole or Monistat.
- If there has been a history of re-current antibiotic use before the onset of the digestive health problem, you can almost guarantee that this lady will have a yeast infection to some degree.
- Any woman with an annoying, irritating whitish discharge.
- A female who experiences painful sex or who avoids sex.
- Suspect any woman with chronic polycystic ovarian syndrome or endometriosis.
- Look for the female who has a strong sweet or sugar craving, careful questioning during the case taking will elicit this crucial information. Does she crave chocolate, sweets, wine or breads?
- Don’t just look for a craving or strong desire for chocolate, bread, candy or sweets, look for the desire to consume orange juice, soda or fizzy drinks, dried fruits like dates, figs, sultanas or chewing gum, biscuits and a host of other foods high in sugars.
- Look for the woman who eats many pieces (3 or more) of fruit each day. Fruit has plenty of sugar in it, especially oranges, grapes and dried fruits.
- Women who love to drink wine, (white wine particularly, or dessert wines, Pinot Noir, etc.) especially if there has been a history of the oral contraceptive pill or antibiotics.
- Women who love moldy foods like soft cheeses and sweet foods or drinks.
- Look for a woman who takes many kinds of dietary supplements including probiotics, digestive enzymes and bowel products.
- Look for a history of unresolved digestive problems, particularly if this has been of long duration involving many visits to doctors or naturopaths.
- Women whose partners suffer from yeast infections like jock-itch, the problem gets passed from one to the other.
- Ladies with toenail fungus, suspect digestive yeast related problems as well, especially if the localized toenail problem is of long duration.
- Poor motivation, depression and anxiety or any one of many different disorders may develop in women who remain without a firm diagnosis for candida.
You will find that the book Candida Crushercontains an incredible amount of useful information when it comes to candida. You will not only find out if you have candida,but how severe it is and exactly the steps you need to cure yourself. Are you sick and tired of all those signs and symptoms that you have recognized on this page, various signs and symptoms that could well be related to a yeast infection? Candida Crusher has already helped many thousands of people affected with candida world-wide, and it can help you. Get your copy of Candida Crusher and learn how to get rid of candida once and for all.