Chronic yeast infection is an infection which can be caused by some of the Candida species, such as, for example, Candida Albicans, Candida Glabrata and Candida Tropicalis, and many others as well. There are even over a hundred Candida species that are likely to cause some type of infection in the human body. It is estimated that in the majority of cases, the chronic yeast infection is induced by Candida Albicans.
The best environment for the yeast microbes is warm and moist and for that reason, the yeast infection typically occurs in the mouth and genital area, although it can be spread through the blood to the lungs and many organs in the body, thus resulting in the systemic yeast infection that affects the whole body, which is very dangerous.
There are various factors that contribute to the appearance of the chronic yeast infection, such as excessive consumption of antibiotics and contraceptive pills, as well as excessive eating of sugary foods and poor personal hygiene. Furthermore, weakened immune system, pregnancy, stress and obesity are also some of the potential causative factors for the incidence of chronic yeast infection, which can appear in men as well as in women.
Facts about chronic yeast infection
It is estimated that even 75% of women come to suffer from yeast infection minimum once in their life, and that recurring yeast infection typically occurs in two out of five women. Aside from this, it is observed that chronic yeast infection mostly affects people from 21 to 30 years of age, but it is also present among the younger population. Weak immune system typically occurs due to frequent exposure to stressful situations and as a consequence, the yeast microbes start to overgrow, thus causing yeast infection. In a study, it is concluded that consuming a cup or two of yogurt every day can significantly reduce the occurrence of chronic yeast infection. Moreover, it is discovered that the dogs can also develop chronic yeast infection just like the human beings.
Subtypes of yeast infection
Oral yeast infection is also well known under the name oral thrush, while genital yeast infection is called vaginal candidiasis in women. In men, it is called balanitis and the head of the penis is the affected part of the body. Furthermore, nappy rash is the yeast infection in babies, while paronychia is the yeast infection of the nails. When the yeast enter the blood from the intestines, they may reach various organs in the body, such as the liver, lungs, kidneys and many other organs, thus causing so-called systemic yeast infection.