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How can I avoid yeast after periods?

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th January 2010 03:00 AM

IT is common for ladies to suffer from yeast infections around the time of their periods. Oestrogen, a female hormone produced during the menstual cycle, causes the deposition of glycogen (sugars) in the cells around the vagina.

IT is common for ladies to suffer from yeast infections around the time of their periods. Oestrogen, a female hormone produced during the menstual cycle, causes the deposition of glycogen (sugars) in the cells around the vagina.

Ask the doctor with Dr. Gloria Ndagire

Dear Doctor,
I get yeast after my periods and I usually treat myself when I become itchy. Can I do anything to avoid it after my periods?
Princess

Dear Princess,
IT is common for ladies to suffer from yeast infections around the time of their periods. Oestrogen, a female hormone produced during the menstual cycle, causes the deposition of glycogen (sugars) in the cells around the vagina.

The release of progesterone, the other female hormone causes shedding of these cells hence making the sugars available for the fungi to feed on and overgrow.

Changes in the vaginal PH around this time are also responsible for the overgrowth of the organisms.The sugars usually decrease after the periods, so symptoms subside.

Some individuals are more likely to experience these changes than others.
You need to get intensive prolonged treatment in order to eliminate the fungi. See a doctor for a proper prescription.

Topical medications are not very effective in cases where recurrence is common. Other helpful measures include cutting down on your sugar intake, avoiding deep vaginal washing with soaps and using cotton underwear.

How can I avoid yeast after periods?

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