Yeast Infection; Risks and Causes
There may be multiple causes for the excessive growth of Candida Albicans, the most common type of yeast in a yeast infection, although the causes of the excessive growth are not fully understood.
Medication, with a lot of cases a yeast infection can happen to women who are taking antibiotics by mouth. This will happen to about 30% of women who take antibiotics. The reason this happen is because the antibiotics will kill the healthy bacteria in the vagina that limit the yeasts growth and this will cause the yeast growth to get out of control.
Sexual Activity; It seems that a high level of sexual activity including intercourse will increase the risk of developing Yeast Infection.
Pregnancy; During pregnancy a woman will experience higher than normal levels of hormones such as estrogen this will make it more prone for a yeast infection to develop.
Diabetes; People with diabetes will have a higher blood-sugar level. This will cause the yeast to grow out of control.
Weak Immune System; People with weak immune systems are more prone to Yeast Infection.