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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 5 Things You Need To Know About Yogurt and recurrent vulvovaginal candidiases (yeast Infections) (Making Informed Decisions About Your Vaginal Health) So what do I do? There is currently no clinical data that supports the use of yogurt as an effective alternative treatment for yeast infections. If you think you might be experiencing a yeast infection, seek advice from a medical professional. When you take control of your health, you take control of your life. Consult your primary care provider for advice on vaginal health! 1. Here's a thought: the only evidence that yogurt is an effective treatment for yeast infections are from blogs on the internet. Can you believe that? Most of the people presenting these ideas have no medical credentials. 3. 4. 2. 5. NUTR 511 Infographic Erik Johnsen By the numbers - How common is VVC? 55% of female university students report having had at least one episode by age 2529 to 49% of premenopausal women report having had at least one episode in their lifetime9% of women report having had 4+ infections in a 12-month periodIn women with an initial infection, the probability of RVVC was 10% by age 25, and 25% by age 50. References:1. Sobel JD, Barbieri RL, Kauffman CA, Eckler K. Candida vulvovaginitis. UpToDate. Updated: June 30, 2014. 2. Falagas ME, Betsi GI, Athanasiou S. Probiotics for prevention of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis: a review. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006 Aug:58(2):266-723. Probiotics. Dynamed. Updated: November 4, 2014 Why is yogurt thought to be good for yeast infections? Yogurt contains probiotic cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus, a bacterial species present in large numbers in the GI tract. Ingestion of probiotic cultures is thought to make the GI tract and female reproductive system work better by providing the body with "good" bacteria. So what's the big deal? RVVC can become a serious problem without medical intervention.Yogurt can be safe, but RVVC, when not treated, can lead to even more discomfort than there needs to be.Without treatment, you could be doing yourself more harm than good by continuing to use home remedies.
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