Description of Yeast vaginal test:
- test for candida works on the basis of a Pap smear
- has a reliability of over 95%
- result of the test can be read off after 10 minutes
- instruction insert is included in package
This product is CE marked and intended only for the use of health care professionals. The test is not intended for use by laypersons and the performance and safety of the test have not been assessed in home use.
Yeast infection is a fungus that causes a condition known as candidiasis, a disease caused by, Candida, especially Candida albicans. It is found naturally in living things and it is associated with infections which can be superficial or even internal. Yeast is single-celled and it requires favorable environments for it to reproduce. A yeast overgrowth is often referred to as an infection by yeast, simply yeast infection.
A yeast infection can occur in a variety of forms. Just a few types of yeast infections can include skin yeast infections, vaginal yeast infections, nail yeast infections, penis yeast infections, and oral yeast infections. All of these types of infections can be unpleasant. Yeast infections occur because of an overgrowth of the naturally occurring Candida albicans.
A yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is a type of yeast fungus occurring naturally inside the body. It can be found in the mouth, digestive tract, and stomach and it has an important function in the digestive process. This fungus is used by your body to process essential nutrients; in the right amounts it is actually very important.
Candida favors sugary environments, so people with high blood sugar content due to sugars in the diet, or diabetes, have a more favorable environment that allows it to flourish. A weak immune system also contributes to candida overgrowths.
Engaging in unprotected sex with your partner while they have an active vaginal or penile yeast infection means that you are likely to contract one too.
Risk factors for yeast infections include:
- Recent antibiotic use, for example for a urinary tract infection.
- Using the birth control pill or another form of hormonal contraception.
- Hormonal changes due to menstrual cycle or pregnancy.
- Wearing tight clothes, particularly non-cotton underwear or pants.
- Wearing moist clothing for extended periods, such as workout or swimwear.
- Having diabetes.
- Having leukemia or AIDS, both conditions that damage the immune system.