The type of yeast that causes yeast infection as well as candida symptoms can be completely harmless, but at some point, its levels can grow to take over the good bacteria in one’s body which can cause a vaginal yeast infection.
Our body has millions of good yeast organisms, and the species of yeast that are responsible for causing yeast infection is a strain called Candida Albicans or candidiasis. These strains of yeast are types of fungi that are not associated to plant, this is because yeast and fungi can actually make their own food and that’s is basically how the regenerate, spread and grow around the body.
Once there is a change in the bacteria or hormone imbalance, this can increase the amount of yeast thereby causing an infection. These can be hormone therapy like birth control pills, pregnancy or antibiotics.
Symptoms of Yeast Infection Causes
The common yeast infection causes and symptoms are:
- Vaginal itching,
- Vaginal discharge( this can be white, thick, clumpy and odorless),
- Irritated skin around the vagina opening which is the vulva and labia with swelling and redness,
- Some bleeding,
- Pains during sex and going to the toilet,
- Irregular menstruation.
In the body, yeast infections are able to develop in areas where the conditions are favorable for yeast and mold to grow and reproduce.
Yeast and fungus grow in areas which have moist, damps and folds, (like sweating) these areas are easily infectious: genitals, armpits, anal area, belly button(navel), around the nose(nasal cavity), around the ears, toenails, fingernails, mouth, throat and digestive tract.
Vaginal yeast infection can cause someone to be uncomfortable and can worsen if not treated. Candida yeast infection can cause different types of problems and can spread around the body.
Candida albicans causes the vaginal yeast infection causing overgrowth in the genitals. The candida virus affects the digestive systems and the symptoms are loss or change in appetite, food cravings, and digestive problems.