Common Causes of Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infections [1] are very uncomfortable, and they could cause a great deal of pain. However, the condition is prevalent among women of different age groups. A yeast infection can develop for various reasons, which include pregnancy from hormonal changes.

Usually, yeast occurs in different parts of the body, but the immune system stops growing out of control. Hence, an over multiplication of yeast in the vagina causes an infection. Factors that change the typical balance of bacteria and yeast in the vagina tends to cause a yeast infection.

The most common cause of a yeast infection is the conditions that affect the immune system, like STDs. For adequate prevention, it’s essential to know the leading causes of a yeast infection. This article reviews the most prevalent causes of the condition that should be understood.

Weak Immune System

Women with weakened immune systems tend to experience a yeast infection because the body may be unable to fight off the yeast. Generally, when the body has immunodeficiency disorders, it prevents the appropriate fighting off infections and diseases, making it easier to catch viruses and bacterial infections.

A weak immune system may be due to some disorders like X-linked agammaglobulinemia, common variable immunodeficiency, and severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Apart from a yeast infection, a weak immune system can cause various types of diseases.

Examples of diseases or conditions linked to immunodeficiency disorders include job syndrome, Bruton’s disease, DiGeorge syndrome, complement deficiencies, leukocyte adhesion defects, complement deficiencies, and more.