Chronic Yeast Infection

Known as Chronic Candidiasis in medical terms, chronics yeast infection is the result of an overgrowth of yeast in the gastrointestinal tract. However, it can also occur in association with mucus membrane. A range of factors underlying a high risk of chronics yeast infection includes using antibiotics, taking birth control pills, taking diet rich in carbohydrates, yeast-containing diet, and pregnancy (in case of women).

Symptoms Of The Condition

Chronics yeast infection is represented by a variety of symptoms depending on the specific type of infection. In case of women, for example, vaginal infection by yeast shows in recurring symptoms of itching, sensation of burning, and abnormality in discharge. Gastrointestinal infection is shown by symptoms of heartburn, bloating, constipation or diarrhea. Respiratory allergies with sneezing and wheezing is another indicator of the condition.

Menstrual abnormalities in women can also point to infection with yeast. Anxiety, depressed mood, frequent memory lapses, and lack of concentration are all the symptoms associated with the effect of chronic candidiasis on the nervous system. Fatigue, headache, and irritability are some of the other general symptoms associated with yeast infection.

Diagnosis

Chronic candidiasis is a condition that still lacks a highly precise and clear definition. Therefore, no laboratory test exists that can point out the disease clearly. For practical purposes, all cases of recurring vaginal irritation and thick vaginal discharge are considered as possible cases of chronic candidiasis at the root.

Patients with general complaints as mentioned above receive a physical examination, CBC (Complete Blood Count) test, tests for serum and liver enzymes, and testing of thyroid glands. If these tests reveal no other dysfunction, then chronics yeast infection is considered as the possible cause of the symptoms reported.

Treatment Of Chronic Yeast Infection

Therapies for treating chronic candidiasis include extended treatment with anti-fungal drugs until the symptoms are totally eliminated. Nystatin is the most popular drug for this purpose, taken orally and (in women with vaginal infection) as suppository.

Also, dietary changes are suggested, especially a check on foods rich in sugar or simple carbohydrates. A more specialized therapy is candida allergy shots i.e. enabling the immune system of the body to block future growth of candida after it has been injected into the patient’s body in very small amounts.

Means Of Prevention

Preventing chronic yeast infection requires you to avoid moldy (hot and damp) environments, practice regular body cleansing (bowel, kidney, liver and mouth), remain physically active, and wear clothes that allow sufficient air inside so that the body remains free of sweat accumulation. Use yogurt in your food in proper amount to kill the
infectious yeast in the bowels.