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Doctor insights on: Overgrowth Of Yeast In The Body

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Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things ?

Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things ?

Generally unrelated: Where would yeast be overgrowing. This theory of yeast overgrowth producing many other issues has never been scientifically proven and when subjected to inquiry does not stand up. Now, if you are immune suppressed, like with HIV disease you can have multiple illnesses simultaneously and this can include systemic yeast infections and pneumonia. Hope this is not you. Have a good thanksgiving. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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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Can eating sugar & carbs cause a yeast infection? Is there a blood test for overgrowth of yeast in body?

Can eating sugar & carbs cause a yeast infection? Is there a blood test for overgrowth of yeast in body?

See below: No 50% of us carry candida without symptoms sometimes for some reason-usually not known disease with it starts. A culture of the organism is easily done and most times a smear from the site is sufficient for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can Rosacea , Seborheic derm. ,milk allergy , stomach sensitivity and toe fungus or althletes feet , all be connected to yeast overgrowth in the body?

Can Rosacea , Seborheic derm. ,milk allergy , stomach sensitivity and toe fungus or althletes feet , all be connected to yeast overgrowth in the body?

No: The so-called Candidiasis syndrome has never been supported by scientific findings. All of the above-mentioned issues are very common occurrences although unusual for one to have all of the probles at the same time. Having said that, sehorrhea is considered to be an untoward reaction to Pityrosporium orbiculare, a fungus found normally on adult skin. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a overgrowth of yeast in my blood?

Clinically: There are folks who can check your live blood under a microscope and determine the yeast in your body. The traditional medical community does not approve of this though. Most don't even believe in yeast in the blood. ...Read more

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How is a overgrowth of yeast in the gut treated?

How is a overgrowth of yeast in the gut treated?

Intestinal yeast: Typically a result of antibacterial agents, immune disorders, or dietary issues, the cure often depends in part on cause. If you are not on antibiotics and do not have an immune system problem, the best cure is to add good bacteria back by eating yogurt or taking probiotics available at your grocery or health food store. Sometimes we will use prescriptions like Nystatin or other agents. ...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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How does sugar relate to yeast overgrowth?

How does sugar  relate to yeast overgrowth?

Helps yeast grow.: High blood sugars are often associated with yeast infections especially in the mouth (thrush) or on the skin (particularly in skin folds such as the axillae, groin creases or under the breasts) or vaginal yeast infections. A key to preventing such infections is to control your blood sugar level. ...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