You may be asking yourself why you’re getting bouts of vaginal yeast infection right before or after your period, or why your symptoms seem to go away with period. This article will explain why it’s happening and what are the best ways to avoid getting yeast infections related to hormonal imbalance that you experience just before, during and after your period.
Just before your period the estrogen levels decrease. It lowers the pH in your vagina causing some of the friendly bacteria to die off. This creates a perfect environment for Candida to thrive.
What’s more, just after your ovulation progesterone levels go up and high levels of progesterone have been shown to weaken the immune system and your body’s ability to fight Candida decrease.
So it’s common to get a yeast infection before period because those hormonal changes lower your vaginal pH and your immunity providing a friendly environment for Candida to grow.
You may be asking yourself if your yeast infection will go away with period, so you don’t have to go to the doctor’s and get treatment. Are you hoping you’ll just put up with the itch for a few days and you’ll be fine? I’m afraid not. The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection may ease or even disappear completely during your period, because blood flow changes the pH level in your vagina and Candida can’t grow in a high pH environment.
However, if you don’t treat your vaginal yeast infection, the symptoms will most certainly come back once your period is over because many Candida cells will survive and will be able to multiply in no time, causing a new Candida bout.
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Unfortunately, although period can bring you a temporary relief from symptoms, it will not make a vaginal yeast infection go away. But there are many things you can do to avoid getting it in first place. Once you do get it, make sure you go to see your doctor to get diagnosed and treated. You may also try using some natural remedies for vaginal yeast infection or over-the-counter antifungal medications after consulting your doctor.
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My name is Kams and I'm passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I'll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.