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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

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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Docs, could a person live without yeast/candida in their gut?

Docs, could a person live without yeast/candida in their gut?

Of course: Please be careful. Most of what you read about "gut flora" and especially "candida" online is fake -- even if looks like real science. If you let someone persuade you that you have a subtle "systemic candida" infection, or that you need to be carefully balancing your intestinal microbes, you'll believe you need all kinds of things you don't, and will never feel well again. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a yeast overgrowth in your gut? If so what would symptoms be and treatment. And name of the yeast

Is it possible to have a yeast overgrowth in your gut? If so what would symptoms be and treatment. And name of the yeast

Possible: One can have overgrowth of yeast in the mouth or gut. If one has it in the esophagus it can cause pain with swallowing. One should be evaluated for immune deficiency. The type of yeast is typically candida albicans. ...Read more

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Do you need to treat yeast in gut to keep from getting vaginal yeast infections from coming back?

Do you need to treat yeast in gut to keep from getting vaginal yeast infections from coming back?

No.: Yeast in gut has no relationship to vaginal yeast infections. Recurrent yeast infections should be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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Want to eat plenty of plain yogurt while on doxycycline to prevent yeast, gut symptoms. If i eat it hours after my dose, will still interfere w doxy?

Want to eat plenty of plain yogurt while on doxycycline to prevent yeast, gut symptoms. If i eat it hours after my dose, will still interfere w doxy?

Doxycycline ; dairy: Dairy products can interfere with the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics, including doxycycline, but the clinical significance is unclear. Tetracycline antibiotics can upset the stomach, so it is sometimes advised to take them with food, although they are best absorbed on an empty stomach. If you eat yoghurt 2 or more hours after you take the tetracycline, you should be okay. ...Read more

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What to know about yeast? I'm confident there is a problem with my gut con. yeast. I think if I can control it my health would improve significantly.

What to know about yeast? I'm confident there is a problem with my gut con. yeast. I think if I can control it my health would improve significantly.

Probably not. Sorry.: Sorry to maybe disappoint you, but "systemic" yeast infection, or yeast overgrowth in the intestine, is an urban medical myth. There is no such thing (not counting life-threatening fungal infections in people with cancer or immune deficient because of chemotherapy, etc). See a physician about your symptom and take it from there, but don't expect miracles or any yeast-related treatment. ...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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more