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Doctor insights on: A Connection Between Systemic Candida And Brain Function

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

Get the right advice: For someone who has a symptom of brain fog, I recommend they meet with a psychiatrist and undergo cognitive testing. Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause this symptom, hopefully your level is normal, as you use supplements. Testing for stool fungi and IGG for Candida is not likely to help explain the cause of your symptoms. Try not to do self-diagnosis- it often leads to errors. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause brain dysfunction in a baby?

Does a yeast infection cause brain dysfunction in a baby?

Where ?: The body has several areas where yeast are normally found.It represents about 5% of the dry weight of poop in most people at any age.It will form superficial infections on the surfaces of the skin & inside the mouth.None of these cause brain dysfunction in babies. If it enters the blood of an immune compromised patient it can cause a fatal meningitis & blood poisoning.This is rare outside an ICU. ...Read more

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My four-year-old autistic son had his stool analyzed. There was much yeast in it. Is this a symptom of leaky gut or can it cause brain fog?

My four-year-old autistic son had his stool analyzed.  There was much yeast in it. Is this a symptom of leaky gut or can it cause brain fog?

No: I have reviewed some lab reports from mega labs that propose a normal value and suggest treatments when this normal component of the poo is found above their normal values.This is pure pseudo-science or snake oil. It does reach the autism community and embraced by some.Of course they will want you to repeat the studies several times to see if treatment worked. ...Read more

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My four-year-old autistic son has a lot of yeast in his stool. Can this be a symptom of leaky gut syndrome or cause brain fog?

My four-year-old autistic son has a lot of yeast in his stool. Can this be a symptom of leaky gut syndrome or cause brain fog?

Myth: Everyone has yeast in their stool. It is ubiquitous in nature and comprises a variable part in the stool within hours of birth.It tends to increase in proportion after antibiotic use kills off good bacteria in the gut, and return to lower levels after the other gut germs rebalance. ...Read more

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Can yeast overgrowth be the cause of my anxiety, brain fog, and facial lip rash? Diflucan (fluconazole) cleared rash for a month.

Can yeast overgrowth be the cause of my anxiety, brain fog, and facial lip rash?  Diflucan (fluconazole) cleared rash for a month.

Avoid sugary foods: If you have a problem with yeast, the cure is to avoid sugary food, including foods that turn into sugar after you eat them, like bread, cereal, pastries, and pasta. You may also have a problem with the immune system that makes you susceptible to yeast infection. Or you may have another infection such as epstein barr virus that has weakened your system. This would need a doctor's help. ...Read more

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Extreme itch after all food no rash.Colonoscopy endoscopy thryoid blood(full) abdominal CT contrast brain MRI urine 4 yeast clean hysterectmy 6yr ago?

Extreme itch after all food no rash.Colonoscopy endoscopy thryoid blood(full) abdominal CT contrast brain MRI urine 4 yeast clean hysterectmy  6yr ago?

Perhaps food allergy: To find out which food is causing the itch, you will probably need an allergist. You can try an elimination diet, food skin tests or blood tests for food to narrow down what you are eating that you are allergic to. If it happens after every meal, it is likely to be a staple food like wheat, milk or egg, so you are being exposed every time you eat. Quantities that seem small are huge to your cells. ...Read more

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I've been told u can't even eat fruit while treating vaginal candida. What's the connection?

I've been told u can't even eat fruit while treating vaginal candida. What's the connection?

Sugar! : Yeast love sugar! when attempting to avoid or treat a yeast infection you should limit sugar. It is ok to eat fruit, especially when it's at the bottom of a cup of yogurt. Yogurt replaces the good bacteria, limitting the growth of yeast! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the connection between poor stomach flora and vaginal infections like candida?

Could you tell me what's the connection between poor stomach flora and vaginal infections like candida?

Good vs Bad bacteria: There are both good and bad bacteria. When you don't have enough good bacteria then probiotics are used to increase these bacteria which are important for normal digestion. When antibiotics are taken both good and bad bacteria are destroyed. This gives yeast a chance to grow. One of the most common form of yeast is candida. ...Read more

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What are the appropriate tests and what should be looked at for candida possible systemic issues? (man)

What are the appropriate tests and what should be looked at for candida possible systemic issues? (man)

Myths: This diagnosis is a myth and not in any way real. Every human has candida growing on and in them. If the normal anti fungal medications are not fixing your skin issues you need testing of the immune system and a diet change taking sugar out of the diet. ...Read more

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Am I able to have candida cleanse for systemic and local overgrowth?

Am I able to have candida cleanse for systemic and local overgrowth?

No such thing: Please forgive my frankness. After forty years of talk, the vast majority of people in the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of all truth-seekers -- believe that "systemic candida" is a cruel myth. Once a person thinks they have this, they NEVER feel well again, since no one is ever cured. Please get with a sensible practitioner -- perhaps an evidence-based holist. ...Read more

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Is there a way i can get treatment for systemic yeast or candida?

Med eval: This requires medical evaluation & treatment. You need to make an appointment to see your physician. This is something that you can't get rid of using home remedies. ...Read more

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How does a hospital ER deal with someone who comes in with systemic candida?

Send you home: They would do some expensive test that will all be normal and then send you home recommending you follow up with your family doctor. There is no such disease of systemic candida. All humans living have candida in and on them. All humans. This is not the cause of your health concerns. ...Read more

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Which medicine cures systemic candida which is cause of allergies on the skin?

Which medicine cures systemic candida which is cause of allergies on the skin?

Candida: Systemic candida, if seen, is only seen in severely immunodeficient individuals and generally does not cause allergies. I suggest you consult a board certified allergist to identify your problem first. ...Read more

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Can systemic candida always mean hospitalization ?

Can systemic candida always mean hospitalization ?

Mostly yes: Systemic fungal infections, especially in the setting of immunocomprised status, need hospitalization for intravenous antifungals agents. ...Read more

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I am taking fluconazole 400mg/day for my systemic candida. I there health dangers with the drug at that dose for 6 weeks?

Fluconazole use: Yes - you definitely need to be monitored if you are on long term anti fungal therapy - especially at a 'high dose' as you are on. I recommend at least weekly chemistry tests (checking the kidneys) and LIVER TESTS (checking the liver functions). Fluconazole can inflame the liver - and your doctor should be helping keep track of these things. Also, I recommend you see an ID doc if you have Candida ...Read more

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How does a dr treat systemic candida and fungus at the same time ,with an IV antifungal?

IV antifungal meds: Hello, The majority of IV anti fungal medicines are potent and would also treat a yeast such as Candida Albicans. Candida can occur in mild skin and mucous membrane forms, or more severe systemic forms. Some fungi are particularly difficult to treat and require long term IV or oral therapy. It is important to have targeted anti fungal therapy directed by a physician knowledgeable in infections. ...Read more

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Can candida causing balanitis which is non albican cause further systemic issues? Has been ongoing for 11months -single dose fluconazole not enough?

Circumcision...: While the controversy over circumcision continues and varies over time, its indication is still certain for recurrent local information/infection. So, it is reasonable to proceed with circumcision. ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more


Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more