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How can I cure candidas overgrowth on my own?

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

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...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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Why does the medical community deny candida overgrowth?

Why does the medical community deny candida overgrowth?

Points of view...: Great question- your strong conviction on this subject is important. Many doctors are unfamiliar of the concept of candida overgrowth- it is still an area we are still trying to understand. With our increasing knowledge of how an imbalance of our normal human microbiome can cause an overgrowth of certain organisms-including yeast/candida, we will able to discuss this subject more thoughtfully. ...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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What problems can be caused by candida overgrowth in the body?

What problems can be caused by candida overgrowth in the body?

Hundreds of problems: Candida overgrowth leads to increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) which can cause food allergies ; autoimmune problems ; result in fatigue,
"brain fog, "muscle ; joint pains, hormonal imbalances, frequent infections (sinus, lungs etc), abd. Pain, gas, constipation, skin rashes etc. See http://www. Yeastconnection. Com/pdf/yeastfullsurv. Pdf
; http://huff. To/15mbzao
consult a holistic doc. ...Read more

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Am I able to have candida cleanse for systemic and local overgrowth?

Am I able to have candida cleanse for systemic and local overgrowth?

No such thing: Please forgive my frankness. After forty years of talk, the vast majority of people in the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of all truth-seekers -- believe that "systemic candida" is a cruel myth. Once a person thinks they have this, they NEVER feel well again, since no one is ever cured. Please get with a sensible practitioner -- perhaps an evidence-based holist. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for candida overgrowth? I have symptoms, but it is not visible.

Why ever?: The idea of candida overgrowth is a myth. The yeast is a common occupant of the intestines and is as much as 5% of the dry weight of your poo. I have seen some mega labs, one specifically, that advertises their test of submitted stools samples for their "normals" and advises folks to seek treatment. They always suggest you repeat the test $$$ to be sure you are better. ...Read more

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Need to know if I can possibly have candida overgrowth, I am 27 and can't get diagnosis?

You don't: Real candida is either a local infection with the diagnosis being obvious (skin, mucosal surfaces) or a grave systemic illness in people with severe immunosuppression. 'Systemic candida' is a 'pop' diagnosis made to explain vague symptoms. Accept it, and you'll not only not discover your real problems, but you'll spend decades trying various things & never be cured. Be a savvy adult. ...Read more

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Is an overgrowth of candida something that can be treated medically or can you only treat it by change of diet?

Is an overgrowth of candida something that can be treated medically or can you only treat it by change of diet?

BOTH: To successfully treat candida one must kill candida using antifungal agents which can be herbal or pharmaceutical, replace it with probiotics, and eat a low sugar ; starch diet. All of these are necessary- you could take the strongest antifungals ; it won't help if you eat sugar; sugar feeds candidia and you can't put out a fire if you are pouring gas on it!
see http://huff. To/15mbzao
good luck! ...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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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?

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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What works most effectively to do for thrush and candida overgrowth?

What works most effectively to do for thrush and candida overgrowth?

See your dentist: You should see your dentist if it is in your mouth (thrush). The cause of the infection should be determined and you should take the appropriate prescribed medication. ...Read more

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Is taking acidophilus supplement good for curing candida overgrowth?

Wouldn't rely: Solely on probiotics to cure a yeast infection. Antifungal medications are best for treatment. ...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

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How can I end intestinal candida overgrowth without dieting?

How can I end intestinal candida overgrowth without dieting?

Who says?: "intestinal candida overgrowth" is a diagnosis most often made by fringe practitioners. I remain undecided as to whether it exists at all, but I would urge you to get a second opinion from one or mroe mainstream physicians if you are actually symptomatic. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of of doctors treat intestinal candida overgrowth?

Please tell me what type of of doctors treat intestinal candida overgrowth?

Independent thinkers: This is not a mainstream diagnosis, and i'd be cautious especially if you've self-diagnosed based on something you've read. Your best move now would be to get with an evidence-based holistic physician in your community who can help guide you through an area that i'll be the first to admit is confusing to all of us. ...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

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