What causes Thrush...

...and why yeast infections occur

Now you've met the good guys and bad guys, but actually what causes thrush?

How does the balance of power shift to give the bad bacteria the upper hand?

Why and how does something natural (and usually harmless) become such a pest?

what causes thrush

One of these 'suspects' could well be the culprit...

  • Taking cortisone medication
  • A course of antibiotics – especially when taken for lengthy periods – i.e. teenage acne treatment or for frequent ear infections
  • Digestive medications which reduce the acidity of the stomach
  • Oral contraceptives or HRT
  • Compromised immune system
  • A diet lacking soluble fibre and high in refined starches and sugar

Your life is all about balance

and as you get busy, it’s not always easy to make sure that the balance is maintained.

Thrush is one of the health challenges which can be caused by stress and fatigue.

Whether you are doing a full-time job outside the home or a stay-at-home Mum juggling your time to fit in the needs of all your family members, life can be stressful.

Perhaps you have had frequent respiratory infections or have been caring for a very ill family member - any number of circumstances can cause your system to become less robust than it should be and this gives an opportunity for things to go out of whack.

We will deal with some practical suggestions which can help here a little later on.

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