Candida Albicans infection causes nearly one hundred percent of all yeast infections. Not exactly either age or gender specific, Candidiasis infections flourish within most moist warm areas on the body like the oral cavity, penis, vagina, arm pits, fingernails and toenails.
This yeast is always within each of us however is only allowed to prosper when the body’s pH balance starts to rise in acidity. This pH imbalance may be caused by stress, diet, external forces and hormonal imbalances.
There are several terms for a yeast infection, Thrush, Candidiasis, Candida. They are all the same thing, caused by the multiplying of a fungus, Candida Albicans. Anyone can be affected, both genders and any age.
The genital area and in particular the vagina, is a perfect breeding ground for the fungus and that is why vaginal yeast infections are the most frequent type to occur. This means that though not limited to women, it is more usual for it to happen to a woman.
There are several causes or triggers that lead to the overgrowth, a few mentioned here are clothing, medication, pregnancy, improper drying after bathing, incorrect wiping after a bowel movement, not changing out of wet clothing, diabetes and diet.