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What is candida overgrowth?

What is candida overgrowth?

Yeast overgrowth: Candida is a very common yeast found in the mouth, intestine, vagina, and skin. It can occasionally cause infection such as vaginal yeast infections. Less commonly infections of the mouth (thrush) and esophagus also occur. Candida overgrowth is a diagnosis often given by naturopathic doctors and has very little science or evidence to support it as a true infection or disease. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Addison disesase caused by candida overgrowth?

Addison disesase caused by candida overgrowth?

Where is overgrowth?: The common candida is present in everyone, as it lives with us. Haven't heard of it causing addison disease. ...Read more

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Candida overgrowth. To which doctor?

Candida overgrowth. To which doctor?

Primary care doctor: Each person should have a primary care doctor, who can usually treat the basic problems seen in medicine. Primary care means pediatrics, family medicine, general practice, or internal medicine. The doctor can examine the body part with the symptom, and decide if it is due to overgrowth of candida yeast or due to something else. ...Read more

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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What food promotes candida albicans growth?

Candida albicans: Some feel that high sugar meals promote Candida Albicans growth. This means sweets like cakes, cookies, candy, processed breads, etc. Using whole grain flour may help a little with this because the sugar would be delivered a little more slowly to your system, but it is still sugar. High sugar fruits (pineapple, papaya, etc) might be seen this way also. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans?

What is candida  albicans?

It is a type of : fungus/yeast,that causes mostly skin and vaginal yeast infections in people.Under certain conditions ,it can become invasive . ...Read more

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What's small intestinal bacterial overgrowth aka sibo?

What's small intestinal bacterial overgrowth  aka sibo?

SIBO: SIBO means there is an overgrowth in your small intestines of the types if bacteria that should only be in your colon/large intestine. ...Read more

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Could male candida (thrush) cause cancer?

Could male candida (thrush) cause cancer?

Nope: We all have candida in our bodies, kept in check by the immune system. Different forms of candida infection can be seen in immunosuppressed states (like aids) which carry a higher risk of certain cancers, but the candida itself does not cause cancer. We also see it in patients on treatment for cancer but again, it's only acting up because the immune system is down. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause Oral hairy Leukoplakia?

Not likely: It may resemble thrush, but the patches are usually softer than leukoplakia patches. If a patch looks suspicious, your dentist will do a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. Hairy leukoplakia can appear in people whose immune system is not working well. ...Read more

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Is gardnerella and candida contagious?

No: Both are ubiquitous in the environment and noramally live in our bodies. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause fishy vaginal odor?

Can a yeast infection cause fishy vaginal odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: Not usually. A fishy order is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more

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What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Yeast infection just means that you have an infection from yeast and it could be just about anywhere. Vaginal yeast infections and oral (mouth) yeast infections do tend to be the most common, but skin occurs too. ...Read more

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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium. ...Read more

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Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp. Do I have yeast infection?

Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp. Do I have yeast infection?

Likely yes.: If this is a result from a pap test, then fungus was identified in the slide made from the sample. In many instances, that may correlate to a clinical "yeast" infection. If you are asymptomatic, you should ask your health care provider as to whether or not antifungal therapy / ointment is necessary. ...Read more

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Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth cause gluten sensitivity?

Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth cause gluten sensitivity?

No: People don't eat gluten, they ear foods that contain gluten. These are grains, which contain some poorly digestible carbohydrates. Bacteria in the gut ferment these, can cause gas, bloat, pain, diarrhea- similar to symptoms of celiac sprue gluten bowel disease. The latter is immune related, the former is digestive. Important distinction re: diagnosis, and rx. Celiac lifelong exclusion;. ...Read more