Vaginal Yeast Infection

A yeast infection of the vagina is the most commonly found type of yeast infection. Over the course of a lifetime, approximately 75% of all women are likely to have a vaginal Candida infection. The cause of the infection is a higher-than-normal population of the Candida albicans fungus. Candida fungus can be found in normal, healthy women without causing an infection. The fungus is usually kept in check by the body's immune system and, specifically, the microorganisms that are found in the genitals. These naturally occurring and needed microorganisms are commonly referred to as vaginal flora. There are a number of causes of vaginal yeast infections and there are a number of natural treatments available to those that display the symptoms.