Yeast Infections Specialist

Advanced OBGYN Institute

OB-GYNs located in Weston, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL

The burning and itching of a yeast infection requires immediate attention. The all-female practice of the Advanced OBGYN Institute has a clear understanding of the discomfort of this all-too-common condition. They offer medical relief and prevention advice for women in Weston and Pembroke Pines, Florida. Dr. Kompal Gadh helps women who are having struggles with ongoing yeast infections with diagnosis and measures to prevent future infections.

Yeast Infection Q & A

What is a yeast infection?

A healthy vagina contains yeast, but when the vagina becomes unhealthy, that yeast can multiply and cause uncomfortable symptoms. Yeast infections cause intense itching, burning, and discomfort.

Are yeast infections sexually transmitted diseases?

No. Many women have yeast in their vaginas, even when healthy, so the infection is not considered an STD. The infection can also occur in women who aren't sexually active, so it's not linked to sexual intercourse.

What could cause a yeast infection?

Scientifically speaking, vaginal yeast infections occur because of an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungus that lives in the vagina. In a healthy vagina, the lactobacillus bacteria keeps the growth of Candida albicans in check. However, an imbalance in a woman's system, which can occur for a number of reasons including the use of antibiotics, can allow the yeast to thrive. Some common triggers for yeast infections include:

  • Antibiotic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Immune system weakness
  • Diet high in sugar
  • Poor sleep
  • Stress

 

Women who are dealing with recurring yeast infections need to find the underlying cause and address it before continuing to treat the infections. The doctors at the Advanced OBGYN Institute can help.

How can a woman prevent vaginal yeast infections?

Women can do several things to help prevent yeast infections. Some of these include:

  • Eating a well-balanced diet low in sugar
  • Washing underwear in hot water
  • Replacing feminine products regularly
  • Eating yogurt or taking a probiotic
  • Not wearing tight pants, tights, leggings, or pantyhose
  • Not douching or using feminine deodorant

 

Many women are able to discover what triggers their yeast infections, but not all can. Dr. Gadh at the Advanced OBGYN Institute, can assist women in discovering their triggers and treat the condition.

What treatments are available for yeast infections?

After diagnosing a yeast infection, Dr. Gadh will offer a number of treatment options, including:

  • Over-the-counter suppositories or vaginal creams
  • Fluconazole, a medication to treat yeast infections
  • Topical antifungal medication

 

The severity of the infection and the number of infections a woman has had in a year will determine which treatment the doctors at the Advanced OBGYN Institute recommend. To learn more about yeast infection treatment, schedule an appointment with the Advanced OBGYN Institute.

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