If you have yeast infection, and you find yourself bloated a lot, then this could be a forewarning of a more serious systemic yeast infection. Find out here what causes bloating and why you need to take this symptom seriously.
A yeast infection is caused by a yeast-like micro organism called Candida Albicans that resides in most of us, but usually without causing us any real problems. This is because your body's beneficial bacteria keeps it in check, so that it doesn't mutate into it's fungal form, thus causing an infection.
But sometimes your good bacteria numbers are depleted to the extent that the Candida Albicans can 'overgrow' and multiply. And as is the case with any yeast, this fungus particularly likes the dark, warm, moist areas of your body, such as your intestinal tract, vagina, mouth, anus, etc.
In your intestines, a side effect of this 'overgrow' process is the production of gas, in the same way as gas is produced when making beer for example. It's the production of this gas that produces your bloating feeling. So you being bloated could be a sign that you have an intestinal yeast infection.
Now, vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections, whilst serious enough, are localized, and their symptoms are mostly physical in nature, so you are aware if the problem. There are no such obvious signs with intestinal yeast infections. But if you have an infection in those other areas, you may have it internally as well, without knowing.
And the problem with intestinal yeast infections is that the Candida Albicans can start to settle in the walls and eventually perforate their way through, allowing toxins to enter your bloodstream. This is called "systemic yeast infection", so you can now see why bloating can be a forewarning of it.
Systemic yeast infections can be quite serious because it can cause a whole range of other complications such as; irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, gout, allergies, arteriosclerosis, eczema, irritability, memory loss, learning difficulties, and many more. So the earlier your yeast infection is diagnosed and addressed, the better.
Your normal mainstream treatments typically use topical creams, pessaries, lotions, etc. But once your yeast infection has turned systemic you are likely to need intravenous injections.
The problem, that many women find, is that their vaginal yeast infection symptoms (for example) can seem to take ages to clear, or, they clear but keep returning once the medication is stopped. It is believed this happens because drug-based medications only treat the symptoms and not the root cause. In addition, the Candida Albicans can become drug-resistant. All this gives time for the possibility of a systemic yeast infection to kick-in.
So more and more women are successfully turning to totally natural remedies for fast, permanent relief from their yeast infections. There are even reports of relief in as little as 12 hours.