Hi, there. Erik Bakker again from Candida Crusher. Here’s FAQ No. 4. This patient prefers to remain anonymous.
Can low estrogen cause a yeast infection?
Yes, absolutely. Having a high or low estrogen level can predispose a female towards a vaginal yeast infection. Estrogen has quite an interesting effect on the vaginal tissue. So when there’s not enough estrogen, the tissue can be quite dry and the person’s much more prone to getting a bacterial or a yeast-related infection.
And if a person has too much estrogen or has too much mucous secretion, they can actually also favor the reproduction of many yeast in this area. Many females will notice an increase in yeast infections before their period or around perimenopause time for this reason when changes in estrogen occur.
So, yes, to answer your question, a low estrogen can cause a yeast infection.