Three out of four women get at least one yeast infection in their lives; nearly half have two or more; and about five percent of women get four or more in a single year. Most women can tick off the well-known causes of yeast infections: antibiotics, douches, weak immune systems or tight clothes made from barely breathable fabrics. But there are other, hidden causes that can also be common culprits. Increase your chance to prevent uncomfortable yeast infections by using healthy hoo hoo and being aware of the hidden causes.
Your estrogen is low
When you go through puberty, estrogen plumps up your vaginal tissues using a starch known as glycogen. Yeast loves glycogen, and without estrogen, they’d be all over it. But fortunately for us, estrogen feeds acidophilus, keeping the yeast at bay. Right before your period, though, your estrogen levels dip, and while they’re low, the yeast starts to grow. Symptoms tend to crop up right before your period shows up, but estrogen spikes again post-period to help even the score.
You eat too much sugar
Blood sugar spikes mean that a lot of glucose is running around in your system, which is like a dinner invitation to yeast. Sweets are one culprit, but plenty of healthy-seeming diets can be sugary traps. Eating a lot of fruit, juice or high-carb foods can cause blood sugar spikes, especially in the morning when your blood sugar is low.
You wear pantyliners
If you don pantyliners to keep your undies pristine, your efforts are probably backfiring. Pantyliners cause a low-grade irritation that can decrease the skin’s immunity. When our defenses go down, we get more symptomatic. Yeast also loves environments with little air, so the synthetic fibers in pantyliners that block airflow make yeast feel right at home.
You have vaginal eczema
When we think of eczema’s scaly, itchy rashes, we usually think of it cropping up on our arms or legs, but it can show up on the vulva and vaginal tissues, too. That causes chronic inflammation and irritation, so some people can develop yeast infections.
You use spermicidal condoms
The active ingredient in most spermicides is nonoxynol-9, which is not the gentlest substance. If the spermicide is irritating for the woman, then that will disturb her vaginal immunity and allow yeast to take advantage. That means spermicide creams, jellies, foams, gels, films and suppositories can all be problematic, along with diaphragms, which are usually paired with spermicidal creams, jelly or gels that can cause irritation.
More About Healthy Hoo Hoo
Healthy hoo hoo was designed with the help of a formulation chemist, not to cure, but to simply allow a women’s body to naturally hit the “reset” button. By avoiding over-washing and harsh cleansers, women who have been using healthy hoohoo are reporting improved moisture, comfort and odor conditions.
The line helps bring balance to the mucosal membranes by maintaining the proper pH environment for lactobacilli strainswhich act as barrier to harmful bacterium.
Several well-intentioned soaps, cleansers and wipes actually strip away some of the balanced goodness Mother Nature put down there to keep a woman’s body in harmony. Realizing those cleansers were filled with parabens (synthetic preservatives), fragrance and sulfates (harsh chemicals that make easy lathering possible), Stacy saw the need for a healthier alternative in the marketplace. She worked with a formulation chemist to create something simple, mild and better.