AN EFFECTIVE AND NATURAL PREVENTATIVE SOLUTION
DMS AGAINST FUNGI
Most microscopic fungi are harmless or even beneficial. Only around 100 of these can cause problems and infections such as mycosis. However, according to various studies, including those conducted by the WHO, fungi harmful to humans are developing more and more resistance to antifungal drugs. As it becomes increasingly difficult to get rid of them, it is essential to take preventative action to avoid their proliferation. Laurastar DMS (Dry Microfine Steam) is an effective and natural solution. Propelled at a temperature of up to 160°C, it eliminates up to 99.999% of Candida albicans fungi.
NOT ALL “HOME INVADERS” ARE FRIENDLY
THE FUNGI KINGDOM
There are over 200,000 species of fungi that are important for medical purposes. These microscopic organisms are only about ten micrometres long, ten times smaller than a strand of hair. They mostly live in equilibrium with humans. Some of these species cohabit with bacteria to form the gut microbiota. They represent 10% of the intestinal flora and play an essential role in our health. However, about 100 of these microorganisms can affect humans, particularly people with weakened immune systems. Every year, fungal infections kill more than 1.5 million people worldwide. Although infections caused by fungi and yeasts are pretty common and mostly benign, they alter the hydration, pH, nutrient concentrations or microbial composition of the skin and mucous membranes. Their development into mycosis is favoured in humid areas, mainly where there is much sweating: the groin, armpits, interdigital spaces, wounds and mucous membranes. The infection can become invasive when it is chronic or reaches the bloodstream, mainly affecting people with an immune deficiency or infants. It has been on the increase for many years in hospitals.
75% OF WOMEN AFFECTED
ZOOM ON CANDIDA ALBICANS
Candida albicans is a microscopic, usually harmless fungus found in the genital tract, digestive tract, mouth and on the skin. When the immune system is weakened, it proliferates and can cause candidiasis. However, this mostly benign fungus can lead to complications in weakened individuals.
Diabetes, stress, excess sugar, certain medications such as the contraceptive pill, and pregnancy increase the risk of developing candidiasis. As a result, women are more affected.