Causes of Yeast Infections
There is a normal mixture of yeast and bacteria in a woman’s vagina, but the balance is very important, and if more yeast begins to form, it is considered a yeast infection. The bacteria in the vagina produces acid that controls the overgrowth of yeast, but when the balance shifts, it can cause the burning and irritation of a yeast infection.
This uncontrolled growth of yeast can be caused by a number of factors, including sexual activity, diabetes, a poorly functioning immune system, certain antibiotics and medications, and oral contraceptives. At that point, the Candida albicans fungus becomes impossible to control, which is when formal or natural treatments are necessary.