A recent study performed jointly by School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins University and St. Mary’s University discovered a protein that prevents the body’s immune systems from attacking the fungus that causes yeast infections. Basically, it seems that there is a naturally occurring protein in your body that helps candida to grow out of control.
Making Sense of It
It may seem strange that your body is built in such a way that it helps you get yeast infections. What we know is that candida naturally occurs in your body – it is the overgrowth that causes the problems. Yet we also know that a lack of candida in the body will also cause problems. It is natural that your body will prevent a necessary fungus to be entirely killed off. While the news may appear to be bad, it is just one more piece of information to use to better understand how your body works.
The Real Source of the Problem
When doing the homework on how to minimize the chances of getting a yeast infection, you find man-made products marketed to improve a woman’s hygiene are on the list to be avoided. Vaginal douches, feminine deodorant sprays, and man-made fabrics such as nylon are to be avoided to reduce the risk of a candida overgrowth. This common information puts the conveniences of our modern culture at odds with a woman’s health.
It Is Personal
Candida affects every woman differently, in some cases not at all. However you approach the control of candida it is clear that your body is not working against you, but for you. Understanding your own body and evaluating different possibilities that will best help you rid yourself of a yeast infection when it does occur will go a long way in reducing the anxiety level if a yeast infection should occur.