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Is Candida Overgrowth Real
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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