We are painfully aware that a yeast infection is caused by a fungus that is present in the vagina. It is astonishing to know that at least 75 percent of woman will suffer from one in their lifetime. So let’s look at simple ways to take care of this at home.
One of the best overall remedies is a regimen of what is known as advanced probiotics. These are nothing more than live organisms that are usually there in the digestive tract and the vagina anyway. To lay, people, these are more commonly referred to as friendly bacteria.
These probiotics keep down the bad Candida organism. The specific one that is most often used to fight this condition is known technically by one of the following names. Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnose GR-1, and Lactobacillus fermented RC-14. It has been shown in some of the studies that a low level of the Lactobacilli in the area of the vagina is directly associated with yeast infections.
The beautiful thing about advanced probiotics is that it is easy to take and is commonly induced orally. Although you can certainly utilize them in the form of suppositories, these are much harder to find.
The common street term that you might associate with this type of treatment is acidophilus. This is finding its way into pill form and is also being more and more common I yogurt and milk products so you can be proactive in preventing the onset by using it regularly.
Probiotics have been around for a long time, and they are just now starting to become recognized by the general medical community. These treatments have long been embraced however by the holistic community and more advanced thinking doctors in the medical arena.
One thing that you have to consider when you are thinking about using advanced probiotics to fight a yeast infection is that it stimulates the production of vitamin K in your system. This is usually not a bad thing but if you or the person you are helping through an infection happens to have been a stroke victim and are on a doctor’s orders and taking Coumadin or Warfarin to help thin your blood. Make sure that you let your MD know because vitamin K can drastically alter your blood levels as far as this is concerned.
Once you have taken the advanced probiotics, they will gather in the intestines where they will continue to do what they are designed to do until or unless they are altered or destroyed by an antibiotic or other means.
You will find that there are a lot of marked improvements for your body when you are taking the Advanced Probiotics, and your digestive tract will also benefit from them giving you a nice win – win situation.
As with anything that you attempt to do that alters your body, use of common sense is the best avenue for you to follow to assure that the result is the treatment of the yeast infection without side effects.