Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the risk of yeast infections.
Decreased estrogen levels during menopause can make it easier for yeast to grow.
3. Tight Underwear:
Tight underwear, especially those made from non-breathable fabrics, can trap moisture and heat, creating a perfect breeding ground for yeast.
4. Antibacterial Soap:
Antibacterial soaps can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina, making it easier for yeast to overgrow.
5. Spermicidal Contraceptives:
Spermicidal contraceptives can irritate the vagina, leading to an overgrowth of yeast.
Prolonged exposure to moisture, such as swimming or wearing wet clothes, can create a favorable environment for yeast to grow.
7. Antibiotics in Meat:
Consuming meat that contains antibiotics can disrupt the body’s natural balance of bacteria, making it easier for yeast to overgrow.
8. Sitting for Long Periods:
Sitting for long periods, especially in tight clothing, can trap heat and moisture, leading to yeast overgrowth.
9. Hormonal Contraceptives:
Hormonal contraceptives can upset the hormonal balance in the body, leading to yeast overgrowth.
Tampons can cause micro-abrasions in the vaginal wall, creating an environment that is ideal for yeast.
11. Chemical Irritants:
Exposure to chemicals such as chlorine or detergents can irritate the vagina, leading to an overgrowth of yeast.
Certain medications, such as steroids and chemotherapy drugs, can weaken the immune system, making it easier for yeast to grow and cause infection.
13. Weakened Immune System due to Illness:
Certain illnesses, such as HIV and autoimmune disorders, can weaken the immune system, making it easier for yeast to grow.
Chronic stress can weaken the immune system, making it more susceptible to yeast infections.
15. Poor Sleep Habits:
Lack of sleep can weaken the immune system, making it easier for yeast to overgrow.