Why does a thrush appear?
Every woman in her life is faced with thrush – there are no exceptions. Especially often pregnant women are prone to this disease, who are often embarrassed to tell their doctor about this problem and ask questions in thematic forums. But in vain, shy of this disease is not necessary.
The medical name for thrush is candidiasis. The reason for its appearance is a fungus of the genus Candida, which can be found in the body of any woman, because he, like many other microorganisms, is involved in some metabolic processes. The greatest accumulation of fungus can be found in the vagina, as well as on the skin or mouth. Usually Candida does not make itself felt, but under certain circumstances it becomes aggressive, which brings its owner a lot of trouble. By the way, thrush is not a sexually transmitted disease. In addition, most often it appears not because of sexual contact, but for a number of other reasons.
Scientists are still arguing about the causes of thrush, because under approximately the same circumstances, some women have it, others do not. Nevertheless, doctors have found out the most popular factors for the development of this not very pleasant infection: pregnancy, antibiotic use, weak immune system, taking birth control pills, diabetes, infections and diseases that are sexually transmitted.
So, antibiotics, though they destroy harmful bacteria in the body, often die with useful ones, such as lactic acid bacilli, which control the growth of yeast fungi. This is a kind of natural guards who protect against candidiasis. This is especially true for those women who are prone to the appearance of thrush – they need to take antibiotics as carefully as possible.
As for pregnant women, they have a tendency to thrush in this difficult period due to changes in the hormonal balance in the body, since certain hormones can change the acidic environment in the vagina to alkaline, which promotes the growth of fungi. Similar symptoms appear in diabetes.
But the latest tests of scientists have caused considerable interest among the public. The fact is that some women, who are often susceptible to a vaginal yeast infection, also suffer from spring allergies to pollen of certain plants. It turned out that a small percentage of women are allergic to the fungus Candida, so in the spring it is almost impossible to get rid of the disease in the usual way. If you have similar symptoms, it is advisable that you visit an appointment not only with a gynecologist, but also with an allergist.
A very important point – the detection of the fungus Candida in the body does not mean that you have thrush, because, as we wrote above, every woman has it. It is necessary to treat the disease only when there are deviations in the analyzes and the corresponding symptoms.