Yeast Infection Complications

A yeast infection (Candidiasis) occurs when a fungus is able to pass through the resistance barrier of a body and establish a colony. Persons with an immune deficiency can run the risk of developing serious complications from yeast infections. A body with an immune deficiency is not able to fight infectious diseases as easily as a normal, healthy one. Immune deficiency can be broken down into two types: primary immunodeficiency and secondary immunodeficiency.

Primary immunodeficiency refers to those born with a defect in their immune system, while secondary immunodeficiency can be brought on by factors such as aging, malnutrition or a medical procedure such as an organ transplant. Persons with Candidiasis and who also have a weaker immune system, are at risk of having the infection attack the esophagus which could then lead to a more serious condition called candidemia. Candidemia is the presence of yeast in the blood.

In the event of a yeast infection, there are a number of natural treatments.