Menstrual Cycle….and its linkage to Thrusshhhh…..

If a woman is susceptible to vaginal yeast infections, there are two phases in her cycle she is more likely to develop…..

Week 2 (the week leading up to and including ovulation) and

Week 4 (week prior to the next anticipated period ).

Put simply, week after the last day of menstrual day and week before the first day of the next menstrual cycle.

Why is this so… ?

This is purely based on science, i.e. fluctuations of female sex hormone - oestrogen levels

During Week 2, high oestrogen levels help the organism that causes yeast infection (Candida albicans) to grow and take hold in the vaginal canal while at the same time reducing the body's resistance to its multiplication.

During Week 4, dramatically dropping oestrogen levels can alter the pH (measure of acidity) of the vaginal tract, leading to a reduction in the thrush blocking bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus.