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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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What test will rule out candida esophagitis or laryngeal candidiasis in an otherwise health non HIV positive person? What specialists do these tests?

What test will rule out candida esophagitis or laryngeal candidiasis in an otherwise health non HIV positive person?  What specialists do these tests?

Inhaled steroids?: Healthy people don't get candidal esophagitis. They might if they use inhaled steroids, or have rare immune deficiencies. Oral antibiotics might increase risk for oral candidal infection (thrush); shouldn't affect larynx. Ent docs can evaluate larynx, throat: less invasive than endoscopy. Candidal esophagitis typically is painful, and may cause swallowing issues. ...Read more

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What is grade c esophagitis?

What is grade c esophagitis?

Esophagitis: There are 4 grades of esophagitis, grade c is defined as: grade c mucosal breaks continuous between > 2 mucosal folds, but involving less than 75% of the esophageal circumference. ...Read more

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What happens when esophagitis isuntreated?

What happens when esophagitis isuntreated?

Damage: The esophagus is damaged which can lead to scar tissue forming. This can cause difficulty swallowing. Also, ongoing damage to the esophagus is thought to cause precancerous changes to occur in the esophagus which, over time, could lead to esophageal cancer. ...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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Can yeast triger asthmas?

Can yeast triger asthmas?

Asthma: Yeast is a very vague term. People allergic to mold in the environment can have asthma triggered by them. There is a mold related allergic reaction that can occur resembling asthma called abpa but it is very rare. So not sure where is the yeast you are inquiring about. ...Read more

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Brewers yeast is good for?

Brewing yeast: I would guess...Mostly brewing yeast...There is some speculation that it can help stabilize lipid levels...Check with your primary care doc before you try it.. ...Read more

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Benefits/risks of red yeast?

Lowers cholesterol: Red yeast rice is natural "statin" that lowers cholesterol. It can be an effective treatment for those with mildly elevated cholesterol. Typically higher levels of cholesterol will require a prescription drug to achieve optimal control. Of course diet is very important in all cases. A low fat diet is key to lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

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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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Esophagitis (Definition)

Esophagitis is an inflamed esophagus. There are many causes including gerd (reflux) and infections (candida). Treatment is aimed ...Read more