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Can an overabundance of candida yeast cause excessive belching?

Can an overabundance of candida yeast cause excessive belching?

No: Belching is caused by swallowing air, either intentionally or accidentally. Candida play no role. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Can low thyroid be the cause of recurrent yeast infections?

Can low thyroid be the cause of recurrent yeast infections?

Not if replaced: Not if your thyroid is adequately replaced. There are many more common causes for recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

Bacterial overgrowth: When you have gastric surgery this stresses the bowel and can change the bacteria in the biofilm which lines the bowel. This different type of bacteria metabolizes the bile differently and this can upset the bodies ability to digest. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism lead to candida overgrowth in the body?

Can hypothyroidism lead to candida overgrowth in the body?

See below: Cancica is almost universal and any over expression or under expression of antibodies may cause cancica to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production.when withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor(which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more

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Can Ureaplasma cause there to be yeast in the urine?

Can Ureaplasma cause there to be yeast in the urine?

Ureaplasma: This organism is one potential cause of non-gonococcal urethritis, often a sexually transmitted disease. The use of antibiotics to treat this can result in secondary yeast infection (vulvovaginitis), but the Ureaplasma itself does not cause yeast in the urine (and in this case the yeast is probably coming from vaginal secretions contaminating the urine specimen). ...Read more

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Can a long-term exposure to vapors of certain chemicals (e.G. Acrylic acid) cause an erectile dysfunction in men?

Can a long-term exposure to vapors of certain chemicals (e.G. Acrylic acid) cause an erectile dysfunction in men?

Doubtful: Despite the 'pop' idea that 'chemicals' cause everything, if this were the explanation the same thing would be happening to the other men who work the same job. Erectile dysfunction has a variety of causes. If your favorite thoughts / pictures / videos / partner(s) don't get you hard like they should, a full checkup including hemochromatosis and prolactinoma screening is in order. ...Read more

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An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read more

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Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Never heard of it: Yeast in the guts is normal (also in the mouth). Overgrowth of yeast is often related to recent antibiotic usage. Leaking gut syndrome is a rare condition. ...Read more

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Can the acidity from balsamic vinegar cause irritation in people with intestinal issues?

Can the acidity from balsamic vinegar cause irritation in people with intestinal issues?

No: The pH of your stomach is actually more acidic. Drinking vinegar won't affect your intestines because it will be buffered in your stomach. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. What are the food items if any that need to be avoided at this time which can cause overgrowth of yeast?

I'm diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection.  What are the food items if any that need to be avoided at this time which can cause overgrowth of yeast?

Candida diet: Diets that are low in sugar and carbohydrates but high in raw garlic and probiotics can help keep yeast infections at bay. Herbal supplements such as Pau D'Arco (tincture or capsule form) or the Candida-Cleanse by SolaRay may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)

Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)

Breastmilk: No direct relationship between having a kidney infection and decreasing breast milk production. Loss of appetite may be due to overall not feeling well. Make sure the antibiotic you are taking is compatible with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Which ear infection viruses or bacteria will surely cause ear infections in a child's playmates?

Which ear infection viruses or bacteria will surely cause ear infections in a child's playmates?

Not contagious: Ear infections are not contagious. Oftentimes, a baby or toddler has a an accompanying cold when having an ear infection. The cold is contagious to another child and that adds a risk of developing an ear infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


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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