Fungal toenails, thrush and other fungal/yeast complaints usually occur due to a combination of local and systemic factors:
Normally, this is the result of some kind of trauma to the nail that will make it susceptible to the infection – such as when someone steps or drops something on your toes, or it could be the repetitive trauma on your toenails from wearing shoes that don’t fit properly.
Moist, anaerobic (oxygen-poor), fermentation conditions brought on by sweaty unventilated socks and footwear (sports people are especially vulnerable). People who play certain sports like basketball, tennis, racquet ball or netball are often more susceptible to a fungal toenail infection because of the sudden stopping movements that cause the foot to slide inside the shoe.
This provides an ideal breeding ground for yeast
- · Candida Albicans (check with your MD)
- · Dehydration
- · High blood sugar (cravings for sweet stuff)
- · High-carb diets
- · Lack of exercise
- · Poor/compromised immunity
- · Depression
- · Disturbed/unbalanced bowel flora
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