Yeast infections are very common amongst both men and women. Most women suffer from yeast infections in their vaginal tract. A healthy vagina has some good bacteria and yeast in a balanced percentage. When the yeast cells multiply and disrupt the balance, you may be suffering from a yeast infection. It is marked by whitish discharge, itching, burning and pain during urination or sexual intercourse. These infections can both be mild and severe in nature.

Do yeast infections really go away just like that?

Mild infections are not something to worry about and do not cause health hazards. They can go away on their own even if you leave them untreated. This is what most women do thinking that their yeast infections will go away on their own even if they leave them untreated. Usually, when your immunity is high, it fights the infection on its own and kills the growth of yeast cells. Moreover, if the reason that was causing the infection has stopped, it may die a natural death. Women, who may have got recently exposed to humid weather or not taken care of feminine hygiene or tried some new product, may temporarily contact a yeast infection.

But at times, these may take a severe form and if left untreated for years, they can pose several health complications. Sometimes, you may also have candida yeast overgrowth happening in different areas of the body. This can lead to long term yeast infection damage in the body if left untreated. You never know that some of the allergies you are facing or the mood swings, digestive problems and weight gain may be somehow related to an untreated yeast infection left and spread in your body.

These are the ways in which severe yeast infections can affect you if you leave them untreated:-

• Yeast infections that you consider to be mild may turn severe if left untreated or even if they go away, they may recur again when you least expect them because the root cause of the infection was left untreated. It happens at times that the condition which is responsible for the growth of the yeast in the body is left unidentified which causes the infections to occur time and again and grow severe and more irritable with time. In such cases, it is very important to stop the growth as well as check the root cause of the yeast infection.

• Yeast infections can spread to other parts of the body if you leave them untreated for long. It also harms your immune system and leaves you vulnerable to other kinds of infections too. This is why you must try to get yeast infections treated as soon as you see them instead of waiting for them to go away.

• Yeast infections, when left untreated for long can get severe in nature and cause extreme burning sensation and itching making it difficult to tolerate.

• Yeast infections are common during the menstrual cycle because the vaginal tract remains moist which is an ideal condition for yeast growth. But women who are suffering from yeast infections during menstruation are at a greater risk of getting severely infected in the internal parts. The yeast growth may spread to the intestine and cause diarrhea and other irritable syndromes. It may also affect the permeability of the intestinal membranes leading to a leaky gut condition where the undigested food particles enter the bloodstream, contaminating it.

• Yeast infections that remain in your vaginal tract may prevent you from getting pregnant. The pH level of the vagina changes when you have a yeast infection growing there and this affects the sperm cells which lose their effectiveness.

Thus, it is advised to resort to any homely treatment for yeast infections to be on the safe side. Do not leave them absolutely untreated and on their own. Living for many days with an irritating and itching yeast infection in your body is very uncomfortable and something you surely won’t enjoy. It may also be doing you greater harm in the longer run. Treating them at the right time puts an end to many complications that may arise later.
There are many anti-fungal medications available for safe treatment of yeast infections. Other than that, you can also be on a Candida diet at home to naturally treat the infection and check the growth of the yeast so that it does not get food to grow. Probiotic yoghurt is known to be very good to kill the yeast cells and stop their growth. Other than that, also take care of your regular personal hygiene and refrain from chemical products for your private parts to avoid worsening the symptoms. These are simple homely ways which always lead you towards a healthier life.

Also, you should know the natural ways to find how to get rid of a yeast infection in short time period. It helps you greatly to cure your disease with simple stuffs.

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I am Rahul Raheja, Highly passionate writer, who loves creating an imaginary world with his writings.Business Development Consultant, Strategist,Blogger, Traveller, Motivational Writer & Speaker