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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

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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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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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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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Can intestinal candidiasis cause recurrent vaginal yeast infections and abnormal/painful/irregular bowel movements?

Can intestinal candidiasis cause recurrent vaginal yeast infections and abnormal/painful/irregular bowel movements?

Yes: You need anti candida diet: no sugar, no flour products. Until you get better, also no fruit and no carbohydrates. Eat 1 tbsp of coconut oil with each meal. Eat lots of non starchy vegetables and enough quality protein. Consider betaine hcl with each meal, take it in the middle of the meal. Also take saccharomyces boulardi, which is the yeast against yeast. ...Read more

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Best antimicrobials for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth?

Best antimicrobials for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth?

Maybe temporary fix: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back). ...Read more

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What food promotes candida albicans growth?

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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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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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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Is small intestine bacteria overgrowth a cause of ibs?

Is small intestine bacteria overgrowth a cause of ibs?

In some cases...: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back). Xifaxan (rifaximin) is also helpful for c.Difficile in appropriate dose ; settings. ...Read more

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Does?Eating ?Yogurt kill yeast?Overgrowth in the intestinal tract?

Does?Eating ?Yogurt kill yeast?Overgrowth in the intestinal tract?

Can help prevent it: If you really have a yeast infection in the GI tract you will need long term anti yeast medication, you need to see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Could probiotics cause a yeast infection?

Probiotics: That's an interesting question. Generally, probiotics can help to replenish or maintain the normal flora, and keep things in balance. However, there is some evidence that probiotics may cause some imbalance, because this extra 'good bacteria' uses up oxygen. This may then affect the normal balance and precipitate yeast overgrowth. However, this is not established, it's just a theory. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more

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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

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Can bacterial infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

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Can bacterial infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Yes: For instance an infection in the wall of the colon triggered by diverticulitis can eat through the colon lining and cause a channel to form between the colon and a nearby structure like the bladder. This channel is called a fistula. In this example one symptom might be passing gas out your bladder (pneumoturia). ...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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What is overgrowth of commensalism flora?

What is overgrowth of commensalism flora?

Natural event: This wording is often used to describe what happens when you take an antibiotic.The antibiotic will kill off the germs in the body compartments that are sensitive to it. But this will leave room for the other germs that are in that space (throat, gut, skin) to grow into the areas left by the dead germs.The term overgrowth reflects the idea that a specific germ is found in an increased proporrtion. ...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 are the treatments given for candida overgrowth in gastrointestinal track?

Urban myth: Apparently you didn't like my previous reply. Sorry, but it's true: there is no evidence for candida overgrowth as a significant health problem. There probably are few if any doctors on HealthTap who believe in it or can recommend treatment. As suggested previously, you'll do best by seeing your regular doctor and having whatever symptoms you have professionally evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a herxheimer reaction to nystatin confirm a gastrointestinal yeast overgrowth? Was on doxy for 5 mo. Sick ever since. All other tests negative.

Does a herxheimer reaction to nystatin confirm a gastrointestinal yeast overgrowth? Was on doxy for 5 mo. Sick ever since. All other tests negative.

Jarisch-Herxheimer: Herxheimer reaction to GI yeast? I think the term is being used entirely out of its context. I think you should see a board certified gastroenterologist to help you get to a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I cure candidas overgrowth on my own ?

No such thing: There is no such thing as candida overgrowth, no matter what you might read on the web. ...Read more

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I'm confused on what i can and can not eat to prevent candida overgrowth?

I'm confused on what i can and can not eat to prevent candida overgrowth?

Only: I can only answer with a few questions: 1 is it two separate, unrelated questions? 2 where is the candida overgrowth? 3 what is it that you can not eat, and why? If you could ask again, making more clear those points, it would be easier to answer specifically. This far, the best answer should be: see your dr. ...Read more

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Will diflucan help treat candida yeast overgrowth in a male with symptoms?

Will diflucan help treat candida yeast overgrowth in a male with symptoms?

Fluconazole : Yes, fluconazole is an anti-fungal proven effective against candidal infections of various sites and is NOT dependent on gender. Persons who are immunocompromised (due to diabetes, chemo/radiation therapy, chronic steroid use, HIV, or extremes of age, etc.) are more susceptible to developing candidiasis. Common sites of infection include the mouth, genitalia, urinary tract, and esophagus. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate diagnosis for candida overgrowth in your intestines?

Go to a believer: The only way to get diagnosed with this "condition" is to go to a doctor who believes it exists. However, i don't recommend that approach, since there is no scientific evidence that candida overgrowth is a real medical condition. We have words for that kind of doctor, but they're not kind. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a candida rash does that mean you have candida yeast overgrowth?

I'm just wondering, if you have a candida rash does that mean you have candida yeast overgrowth?

Sure, but: You have a candida overgrowth where you have the rash. It doesn't mean you have a yeast problem anywhere else in your body. Just treat the rash. ...Read more

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Hey i'm taking gnc 10 bilion probiotic complex becoz yeast overgrowth.is taking gnc 25 bilion or 50 bilion is for fast recovery from candida overgrowt?

Hey i'm taking gnc 10 bilion probiotic complex becoz yeast overgrowth.is taking gnc 25 bilion or 50 bilion is for fast recovery from candida overgrowt?

No: That cannot be assumed to be true, because almost NONE of the probiotic supplements have scientific studies proving a particular supplement at particular doses can lead to "fast" recovery from a particular disease. "Yeast overgrowth" is very vague, because it does not say HOW MUCH overgrowth, nor even WHERE in the body the overgrowth is, or which TYPE of yeast. Usually, supplements are "untested". ...Read more

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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 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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How can I treat candida overgrowth?

What do you mean?: If you have it on a mucosal surface or your skin, your pharmacist can recommend a few remedies or you can get prescription-strength Rx. If someone has persuaded you that you have 'systemic candida' to explain vague symptoms, you've been deceived. If you read the blogs, people who buy into this fad diagnosis spend their lives taking meds but are never cured. Be smart & find what's really the matter ...Read more

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How do I know if I have candida overgrowth?

Oral white thrush: A candida fungal infection can manifest in multiple ways, depending on where in the body the infection is. You can have oral "thrush", which is a white plaque that does not go away on your tongue or the back of your throat, that can be painful. Another common presentation is a white thick vaginal discharge with itchiness. ...Read more

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What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

Depends on: the site of overgrowth. If pelvic, then a check with gynecologist is necessary. ...Read more

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Need some tips on eliminating candida overgrowth?

Vaginal?: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a person to have candida overgrowth?

No such thing: There is no evidence that "candida overgrowth" actually exists, no matter how much you might read about it on the web. ...Read more

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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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How long will fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?

Doesn't exist: There's no such thing as "candida yeast overgrowth, " nor does candida cause fatigue. ...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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How long could fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?

Not usual: It has been my experience that there is no relationship between candida and fatigue. You would have to have one overwhelming case of candida to cause your fatigue.......And why do you have the overgrowth. The fatigue may be a sign of an underlying problem which could be related to the candida. ...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


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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

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