Candidiasis Disease, commonly known as thrush, is quite common. It is provoked by the Candida yeast multiplying in a large number.
Contrary to popular opinion, thrush can get sick not only women, but representatives of a strong half of mankind, and even small children (often newborns). Candidiasis can affect mucous membranes, skin and even internal organs. Most often in women occurs vaginal candidiasis.
Symptoms of thrush in women: itching and discharge – they are usually white, and are gray or greenish, reminiscent of curd mass, smell – sour, blurred.
Factors affecting the development of the disease
Candida Microorganisms are present in a limited number on the mucous membranes of any person. What factors can serve as the beginning of their active reproduction?
For women, as well, and for men of any age it is:
- long-term use of antibiotics and caused by them dysbacteriosis;
- General weakening immunity;
- constant wearing of narrow and tight underwear made of synthetic materials.
Only for women, increases the likelihood of developing thrush when:
- frequent vaginal douching;
- taking hormonal contraceptives;
- install IUDs.
Do I Need a diet when thrush?
Following the diet recommended by the doctor during the treatment of the disease is quite an important condition for recovery. Taking medications alone is not able to suppress all the foci of inflammation in one course. Yeast-like fungi almost always form Islands in the multilayer epithelium and multiply there, thereby causing a relapse of the disease. To avoid this, it is necessary to restore the normal microflora in the intestine, which contributes to the diet. Therefore the diet in thrush is based on the same principles as in treatment of dysbacteriosis.
Recommended diet for treatment and prevention of thrush:
Products that are desirable to use:
• fresh and stewed vegetables;
• boiled or steamed meat, poultry, fish;
• grain products (various cereals – buckwheat, rice, barley, oats, etc.);
• fruits, especially citrus fruits are useful (grapefruit, lemon);
• "live" yoghurts;
• carrot juice;
• products with antifungal action (garlic, red pepper, propolis);
• various spices;
• leaves and berries cranberries.
During the treatment of thrush from your diet should be excluded:
• sugar and all products containing it, also at the time it is necessary to limit the use of honey;
• dairy products, except butter (in small quantities) and natural yogurt, kefir;
• soy sauce;
And in the future, the use of these products should be limited, especially for sugar and products containing various chemical additives.
In winter and spring, when there is a shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables, it is recommended to take multivitamin preparations. In addition to the therapy will be infusion of herbs yarrow, sage, chamomile, eucalyptus, plantain and calendula.
To restore the microflora, the doctor may prescribe probiotics.