CANDIDIASIS

CANDIDIASIS

CANDIDIASIS

Those who believed that human bodies are just a fairy embodiment of beauty (male or female), designed to enliven our fantasies, will be disappointed to learn that those (however aesthetic they might be on the outside) they are true fungi, bacteria and other small “pet” cultures (extremely ugly, especially when viewed under a microscope).

Such an oddness of nature is also the “Candidiasis”, a fungus that normally we all have in the body, present in equilibrium with a lot of other bacteria. A kind of a “party” where all the parasitary breath enjoys as the one on whose behalf they are living, is taking care every day for them to survive. As a residence, Candida prefers the skin or mucous membranes, usually being found though in the silence of intestines or oral cavity. And because it could not just exist, feeling obliged to give a certain meaning of its insipid life, it causes the disease called Candidiasis, becoming infectious in the human body when certain imbalances occur due to:

-decreased immunity (anemia, frequent colds, chronic or acute infection, untreated diabetes etc.); 

-administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics that affect vaginal flora;

-unprotected intercourse (given the fact that the disease occurs in men too, the infection can easily be taken by intimate contact without a condom);

-certain mental imbalances especially depression or anxiety (this is already a contemporary “trend”);

-Immunosuppression (decreased or diminution of immunity), occurred due to diseases affecting the immune system (such as AIDS), and after performing various treatments with chemotherapy, corticosteroids, etc. (another much morbid “trend”);

-diets rich in carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, pizza, pasta) and sugar (honey, maple syrup, sugar, fructose, corn syrup), yeast-based foods (bread left to ferment, vitamin B in its natural state, dried fruits, melons, frozen or canned fruits), drinks (wine and beer) or fermented foods, developed to moisture (mushrooms, cheese, soy sauce, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, mustard, tomato or mushroom sauce and spices);

-hormonal changes due to contraceptive pills, menstruation, pregnancy or birth process itself;

-wearing tight pants or underwear made of synthetic materials;

-inadequate intimate toilet (harsh soaps, washing genitals from the anus to the vagina, etc.). Also, too frequent vaginal douching favors the occurrence of vaginal flora disorders.

Candidiasis is an infection quite widespread, especially among women who have unfortunately experienced such a “fun” at least once in their life. Men are less exposed to contamination (even nature does not take into account the feminist wishes concerning gender equality), because benefiting of a little more robust physical constitution and thus a strong immune system, they are able to withstand with a certain nonchalance the “attacks” of this kind (to the dismay of bacteria and consorts).

The disease can affect the mouth, the skin, but most commonly is installed in the genital area (where else?), developing rapidly and not betraying its presence by any kind of symptom (what could you expect from such an obscene and treacherous fungus?).

In women, the most common “signs” of its presence are burning sensations accompanied by itching over the entire vulva and even surrounding areas. So if you see a woman in this situation shaking hand between her legs, no... it's not what you imagine!

Also, as a symptom it may appear an unpleasant secretion in the form of leakage, with yellowish-white color and cheesy aspect. Burnings are possible during urination, and sexual intercourse takes place accompanied by the discomfort of some mild pain. Many of these women’s partners may think that their “size” is the fault, but again... hurrying up with conclusions, you can wake up in an embarrassing error!

Men usually charge irritations, burnings, itching, discomfort in urination and urethral discharge (nothing unusual for them). These symptomatic manifestations (not also the disease itself) may disappear before any treatment.

Oral candidiasis affects the mouth and/or the area around it, materializing as a white “foam” on the irritated skin. So do not appreciate people with such manifestations to be as nervous or unmanageable. Attempts of removal (by scratching or picking), may cause bleeding. Unfortunately, most cannot help it.

The diagnosis is established by the physician after a laboratory examination of genital secretions or by sampling taken from the lesions that appear on the skin or mouth. Blood analysis is done only if the disease recurs immediately after treatment or if instead of improving, the initial symptoms get worse.

Candidiasis occurs in a similar way to many other common infections. Therefore, the opinion and advice of friends or acquaintances who “have read somewhere on the internet” will not be of any use... on the contrary!

Due to the multitude of factors favoring, totally avoiding the development of fungal infections is difficult. A greater attention is recommended to personal hygiene, but also to food, which should be a balanced one, varied and rich in vitamins. Last but not least, when you think of anything related to sex, do not forget the CONDOM.