Candida Question #5 What Is A Vaginal Yeast Infection? I Have Discharge Could This Be Vaginal Yeast Infection?

This person also wishes to remain anonymous. These are typical emails I get on a regular basis.

What is a vaginal yeast infection? I have a discharge. Could this be a vaginal yeast infection?

Well, in my book I explain in Chapter 5 in detail the difference between the different types of vaginal irritations and conditions that can affect that part of the female anatomy. That’s suffice it to say this area is a perfect breeding ground for a yeast infection. It is warm. It is moist. It is dark and it also has varying levels of secretions in there depending on the hormone level of the female at any given time.

So, it’s very common for females to have a yeast infection at some stage of their life, and most women, in fact, will at some time in their life have a yeast infection.

Generally, these are self-limiting and not a problem. It’s only when they become chronic and recurring that there is something further that needs looking into, and for this reason, I recommend that you have a proper diagnosis to establish whether you have bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. In fact, BV or bacterial vaginosis is more common than yeast infection. It involves bacteria and not fungus and is a frothy, fish briny smell, whereas the vaginal Candida albicans will have a more cheesy discharge and have a moldy musky sort of smell.

So, if it’s chronic and recurring, do get yourself checked out and have a good look at my book because there is extensive information in Candida Crusher on how to overcome a chronic vaginal yeast infection.

Thank you.

Candida Question #4 Can Low Estrogen Cause A Yeast Infection?

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.

Candida Question #3 Can Yeast Infection Cause Or Possibly Increase Any Allergic Response?

Hello, welcome back to Candida Crusher again. Eric Bakker, Naturopathic Physician. FAQ No. 3. This is an FAQ from Marjorie in Connecticut, USA.

Marjorie’s email here states that she’s been suffering from food allergies and believes she has Candida and wants to know if there is a link.

Well, there certainly is, and in many cases of people with yeast infections, I have found they have a condition known as Leaky Gut Syndrome, which can predispose a person to food allergies.

Not everybody with Candida has Leaky Gut, but certainly many people with food allergies will have a leaky gut. And often leaky gut and Candida and food allergies all seem to belong to the same person, for want of a better word.

So how do you get rid of the allergic response? You get rid of the allergic response by improving the small intestine function. And a key way to do that is to reduce foods which contribute to dysbiosis, to start taking in foods and particular products which are particularly affective in eradicating yeast and bad bacteria, and also to reintroduce beneficial bacteria. But at the same time, understand the very important connection between stress and the gut.

And there’s quite an extensive section in Candida Crusher. I’ve written on this exact topic, which I think is often what I believe is one of the missing links in recovery from a yeast infection. So have a good look in my book and you can read all about leaky gut, food allergies, poor immunity, and particularly recovering from food allergies and how they’re linked up with the yeast infection.
Thank you.