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Candidiasis in pregnancy

Reference medical centre for the diagnosis and treatment of Candidiasis

What is Candidiasis in pregnancy?

Candidiasis in pregnancy is a common pathology, as the baby's immune system is gestational status favours the fungal growth candida albicansDuring this period, oestrogen levels rise; in addition to the ovaries, the placenta produces these hormones, causing one of the risk factors for Candidiasis. In addition, those taking oestrogen-containing contraceptives and other such hormonal therapies may also see their oestrogen levels rise and therefore suffer from Candidiasis.

When it grows, candida fungus attaches itself to the walls of the vagina.It is necessary to treat it in order to avoid the uncomfortable symptoms in the mother and transmission to the baby at birth.

During pregnancy, Candidiasis does not affect the foetus as the fungus is not transmitted through the umbilical cord. The risk is in the birth canal because during birth, the baby can come into contact with Candida and become infected orally and even on the skin. It is therefore important to taking care of your diet and following a natural treatment during pregnancyto control the growth of candida.

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Causes and Risks of Candidiasis in Pregnancy

Candidiasis during pregnancy is directly related to an elevated level of oestriol, the type of oestrogen secreted by women during pregnancy, which can increase by up to 1,000 times its normal volume, especially in the last three months of pregnancy.

This type of oestrogen increases in volume to promote the growth of the uterus as well as to prepare the birth canal. However, this growth is linked to candidiasis and even to the risk of breast cancer in later generations.

As mentioned above, the baby can become infected at birth and contract the disease. This contagion leads to a new risk to the mother during breastfeedingIf the baby has thrush, or oral thrush, the fungus can spread to the mother's nipple and cause great pain. You can prevent this by thoroughly cleaning and drying the nipples after breastfeeding.

Symptoms of Candidiasis in Pregnancy

A pregnant woman may be affected by Candidiasis, which can be intestinal or vaginal. Candida growth in the vagina during pregnancy is common because of the increased level of oestrogen. One of the symptoms is a change in the vaginal discharge which becomes whiter and more abundant. The itching and stinging are also characteristic consequences of Candidiasis that are particularly bothersome during pregnancy.

Candidiasis during pregnancy can also be intestinal, when there is a Candida yeast overgrowth in the intestines and can cause fatigue, gas and digestive problems. In the case of vaginal candidiasis, the main symptoms of the disease are symptoms are vaginal itching, stinging and/or pain.

Treatment of Candidiasis in pregnancy

Particularly during pregnancy, it is necessary to natural treatment such as those we propose from biological medicine. Always personalised, we design a protocol with non-invasive therapies with which we act in two ways: eliminating the factors that favour the growth of candida and recovering the balance of the organism.

The therapy used depends on the symptoms and location of the infection. For this, there are natural antifungalsThe fungus is a specific diet that eliminates the food needed by the fungi to maintain itself and that involves a intestinal cleansing or therapies that in combination can be part of the biological medicine treatment: colon hydrotherapy, ozone insufflations, focal magnetotherapy, among others.

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