Candida Yeast Infection Diet: An Alternative to Dangerous Drugs part I

Suffering from vaginal pain, itching or dryness is not easy. And things get worse when these symptoms put a shadow on your sex life, making your relationship difficult. Therefore, you should know there are three types of vaginal irritation. The first kind, the vaginal dryness occurs more often while your body enters menopause as the amount of oestrogen is lower. This is causing a decrease in the production of lubricants; consequently the soreness and the itching during intercourse are not far away from happening.

The second type of vaginal irritation is vestibulitis. This is an inflammation of the area at the entrance of the vagina. This is also caused by a very sensitive area in that region of the body. The exact causes of this irritation haven’t been figured out yet, but it’s been reported that the chemical substances in soaps or deodorants have been causing this type of irritation. So always pay attention to your toiletries and don’t use them if you are suffering from this irritation.

And finally, vaginitis is the third type of vaginal infection. This is an itching, even burning sensation which appears deep inside the vagina. And this ‘blessing’ doesn’t come alone: it brings a heavy, ugly discharge. A Candida yeast infection is the cause for these symptoms. And another cause is the infection with the Trichomonas organism.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, keep your calm and get treated. But before rushing to the drug store, you should know that there is an alternative Candida treatment: the Candida diet. Some of the uncomfortable symptoms will fade away if you pay attention to what you are eating and you stick to a low carb diet completed with some nutritional supplements.

But, before starting any Candida diet or any Candida treatment, you have to see a doctor to thoroughly identify the exact cause of your vaginal problems.

Candida yeast infection is the most common vaginal infection and it is usually treated with anaesthetic gels which are numbing the sore area and stops the brain from feeling the pain. Steroid cream is another common Candida treatment which has an inhibiting effect on the amount of histamine produced by the body. This histamine is the chemical responsible for the soreness and the inflammation of the area. Antibiotics, antifungal or anti-protozoal drugs represent other cures for Candida yeast infection as they go straight to the source and kill the parasite. Antidepressant amitryptiline can also be a part of your Candida treatment as it is mild painkiller which will soothe your pain during night time.

This type of treatment for your Candida yeast infection may seem a good solution, but all drugs have unpleasant and unwanted side effects. The anaesthetic gel may cause irritation and the steroid creams may cause the thinning of the vaginal walls. Antibiotics are usually weakening your immune system and antifungal drugs may cause a burning feeling to the affected area. But the anti-protozoal medicines can make you lose your appetite and even have nausea sensation. Another Candida treatment, the amityptiline may make you experience dry mouth, blurred vision and even fainting.

Therefore, you should be aware of the fact that there is another way of treating a Candida yeast infection: the so-called Candida diet. This alternative Candida treatment is working is a very simple manner. By eating mostly low carb foods you will create an environment hostile to the Candida yeast which will eventually cause its death.

But you must pay attention not to provide the yeast with the sugars and carbohydrates it needs to multiply. This is the reason why the Candida diet consists only of low carb food. So you must give up consuming sweet food like honey, fruit juices or any kind of fruits. Be careful at not having too much milk or dairy products as they contain a high amount of sugar lactose and antibiotic residues which will create the perfect environment for the multiplication of the Candida yeast.