Yeast (candida) is a fungus that lives just about everywhere. Part of that everywhere includes your body. Under normal conditions, your immune system keeps the yeast in and on your body under control.
However, when you are sick or taking antibiotics, candida has the opportunity to multiply. And this yeast multiplication causes an infection.
Yeast infections may affect different parts of your body, and may experience various symptoms as follows:
- yeast infections of your skin causes itching and rashes
- vaginal yeast infections causes itchiness, pain and discharge
- thrush is a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
- esophagitis is thrush that spreads to your esophagus, making it painfully difficult to swallow
Yeast infections in your bloodstream can be life-threatening!
Antifungal medicine is the treatment used to eliminate yeast infections. And a weak immune system makes this treatment more difficult. Your immune system’s health relies on you to consume a balanced diet coupled with regular movement.