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Does Ketosis Cause Yeast Infections
Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...Read more
Not typically: Yeast infections typically cause redness and irritation, but not typically bumps that bleed. I would definitely be seen by a gynecologist so that you can get a thorough check up to make sure it's not anything else. Bumps are caused by hpv, herpes, blocked follicles, sebaceous cysts, that sort of thing. ...Read more
It may.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
No, not all.: But most do have the potential to allow yeast to proliferate because antibiotics that kill bacteria can kill the normal organisms that are pert of your vaginal flora. Antifungals would kill yeast since it is a fungus and antiviral medication would have no effect on either bacteria or yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Um, no: There is no communication between your genitals and your oral cavity. Bad breath can be caused by so many different factors, including cavities, periodontal disease, diet, sinus infections, and acid reflux (to name but a few), but not a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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