12 December, 2018

Does yeast infection affect fertility? Know more

Yeast infection is a common health issue for many women. It occurs due to a fungus in areas that have skin folds such as the tongue and the vagina. It can also affect the body of individuals who are overweight or obese.

A yeast infection may not directly affect your fertility but may cause obvious discomfort during intercourse. Frequent infections could also affect the pH balance of the vagina, and make it difficult for the sperm to reach the uterus.

Here’s what you should know about yeast infection.

Symptoms and Treatment

These are the common symptoms which may indicate a possible yeast infection:

  • Mild to severe itching around the vagina
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Burning sensation after intercourse
  • Swelling, irritation, redness, and fissures in the vulva
  • Thick white discharge
  • Odor from the discharge

Yeast infection is easily treatable using a medicated cream. See your doctor about it and they may suggest oral or topical medication, depending on whether you are pregnant or not. These medications help control fungal growth.

Tips to Prevent Yeast Infection

The following steps can help you prevent yeast infection:

  • Avoid wearing clothes that trap moisture. Wear cotton or other light fabrics that allow air to pass through.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes. This can create a conducive environment for fungus to breed.
  • Avoid perfumed baths and shower gels and soaps, especially if you have a frequent yeast infection.
  • If your partner is suffering from a yeast infection, avoid sexual intercourse. The fungus spreads through contact so it is best to avoid it while you have an active infection.
  • Avoid taking antibiotics without consulting your doctor.
  • Eat a healthy diet and reduce your sugar consumption.
  • Avoid using birth control pills.
  • Don’t use public swimming pools and hot tubs if you get a frequent yeast infection.
  • Eat more probiotic foods and yogurt.
  • Ask your doctor about supplements that will strengthen your immunity and build resistance against yeast infections.

In conclusion, the yeast infection will not affect your fertility but it will surely cause a lot of discomforts when you’re trying to conceive. To know more about ways to take care of yeast infection, visit our doctors at KIMS Cuddles.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


blog featured image

01 February, 2018

7 Fertility mistakes every couple makes

When trying to conceive for the first time, couples often make certain mistakes that delay conception. Here are 7 common fertility mistakes every couple makes and ways to improve your chances to get pregnant: Timing Typically, women have a 28-day cycle, which means ovulation generally happens around day 14. However, it isn’t guaranteed that every woman goes through the same. Individual cycles vary and you may have one that’s shorter or longer. In order to figure out the exact date of your ovulation, you can count back 14 days from the day you started your period. Seeing an expert to soon Most women under 35 take up to a year to get pregnant. If you’re feeling frustrated after trying for 6 or 7 months, and don’t have any underlying health problem, it is better to wait it out. Almost 80% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year. If you’re over 35, see an expert after six months of trying. Waiting too long to see an expert Sometimes, there are exceptions to the one-year-wait rule. If your cycle is shorter than 25 days or longer than 35 days, if your periods are painful or heavy, or you’ve experienced a pelvic infection in the past, see a doctor sooner to get everything checked.
blog featured image

15 February, 2018

5 Ways your Home may be causing your infertility

Sometimes, despite having no apparent health problems, you may find yourself dealing with infertility. It may be worthwhile to take a closer look at certain external factors that may be the reason behind your inability to conceive. One of them is the home you live in. Here are 5 things in your home that may be the reason behind your infertility: Soaps Antibacterial soap may be expert at eliminating germs, but it may also have an effect on your chances of conceiving. Apart from these, certain shampoos, dishwashing liquids, and certain toothpaste may contain triclosan – a chemical linked to the endocrine disruption that may play havoc with your hormones and interfere with your reproductive system. In men, triclosan can reduce sperm count. Make sure your household soaps are free from this substance. Canned Goods Hard plastics and those used to make microwave-safe food containers and water bottles may contain a chemical known as BPA or bisphenol A. It can also be found in the linings of aluminum cans. According to research, high levels of BPA in men’s urine can lower their sperm count. Even in women, those with twice as much BPA in their bloodstream had half as many viable eggs. Research has shown a link between BPA levels and polycystic ovary syndrome. Avoid
blog featured image

19 February, 2018

5 Facts about smoking and infertility

Smoking is injurious to your health. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being. If you’re a smoker, you probably know that it can affect your fertility. In order to improve your chances of conceiving, it is important to quit smoking. Here are 5 facts about smoking and infertility that you should know: Smoking can cause infertility Those who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than non-smokers. If you’ve been smoking for many years or smoke many cigarettes per day, you are at an increased risk for fertility problems. Smoking spreads more than 7000 chemicals throughout your entire body and organs. This can cause fertility problems, such as : Problems with ovulation Genetic problems Damage to your reproductive organs Damage to eggs or premature menopause Increased risk of cancer and miscarriage When smokers take fertility treatments, they tend to take longer to get pregnant. They are also likely to give birth to babies with health problems. Secondhand smoke can affect your fertility If your partner is a smoker and you’re trying to get pregnant, encourage them to stop smoking. Secondhand smoke may expose you to toxic chemicals that affect your fertility. Experts say that secondhand smoke is as damaging to your fertility as smoking
Loading booking..