Hormone changes are one of the major causes of yeast infections, and extra fat cells can change our hormone balance.
This is why so many overweight women suffer from chronic vaginal yeast infections.
Obesity can cause insulin resistance, which means that the body needs to produce more and more of this hormone to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. The hormone changes caused by obesity is a significant risk factor for the development of adult onset diabetes, and that’s why chronic yeast infections are often one of the first signs of diabetes. (more…)