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Can blood sugar being high cause you to have a yeast infection for a long time?

Can blood sugar being high cause you to have a yeast infection for a long time?

Yes.: High sugars interfere with normal function of the immune system, and can increase the likelihood of a yeast infection in the vagina, or on the skin. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Can eating sugar & carbs cause a yeast infection? Is there a blood test for overgrowth of yeast in body?

Can eating sugar & carbs cause a yeast infection? Is there a blood test for overgrowth of yeast in body?

See below: No 50% of us carry candida without symptoms sometimes for some reason-usually not known disease with it starts. A culture of the organism is easily done and most times a smear from the site is sufficient for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ive had a yeast infection for 3 mos and have seen 3 drs. Blood sugar and thyroid are fine. I've taken diflucan and OTC. No relief.What else can i try?

Ive had a yeast infection for 3 mos and have seen 3 drs. Blood sugar and thyroid are fine. I've taken diflucan and OTC. No relief.What else can i try?

2nd opinion: First make sure that this is indeed a yeast infection in the first place. If problem persists, consult an immunologist to find out if there is an immune defect causing your persistent problem. ...Read more

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I have redness all around my vagina but i've been tested for herpes more than 3 times both blood and smear pap I do a have a yeast infection vagnitis?

Herpes is not....: Redness all around your vagina in no way would be herpes. I am very surprised that anyone would repeatedly test you for this when this is not the symptom for herpes. Redness all around your vagina is a yeast infection until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with herpes and a yeast infection at the same time. Is it possible that they could've mistaken them? I never got a blood test.

Herpes and yeast inf: It is possible but not probable that you have not been diagnosed correctly. You apparently have been having unprotected sex and have acquired these infections from a sexual contact. You should obtain counselling about your sexual activities to help you in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...Read more