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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

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I have been told i'm intolerant to yeast & that its 'eating away' at my gut and that I should have a strong pre/pro biotic to help it?

I have been told i'm intolerant to yeast & that its 'eating away' at my gut and that I should have a strong pre/pro biotic to help it?

Theory: The concept of yeast intolerance is one which has had adherents for years, often without any factual evidence to support the theory. Probiotics are not harmful in any way, but you can achieve the same results from eating non-pasteurized yogurt, which is much tastier. My philosophy is that if it will not harm anything but your wallet and you are willing to do this, please go ahead. ...Read more

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What are some foods/herbs I can add to diet to detox my gut. How long? Too much yeast for apprx 2 years. Trying to eliminate it. Please help Dr!

What are some foods/herbs I can add to diet to detox my gut. How long? Too much yeast for apprx 2 years. Trying to eliminate it. Please help Dr!

Yeast reduction: Taking probiotics daily and increasing raw garlic in the diet can help reduce yeast. Pau D'Arco, grapefruit seed extract, and caprylic acid supplements may also help. Avoid excess sugar and simple carbohydrates in the diet as well. As always, consult with your healthcare practitioner before using any supplement, as some can interact with medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly/ ate lots of yeast bread. Allergy?

Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly/ ate lots of yeast bread. Allergy?

Not necessarily: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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If you have reoccurring yeast infections, does this likely mean you have excess candida inside the rest of your body (ex gut)?

Possibly stress: Sometimes, imbalance of body's organisms (yeast, bacteria, etc) occurs with stress as well as after antibiotics. Try adding probiotics (trader joe's brand very good and inexpensive). ...Read more

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Could lower abdomen soreness be a sign of yeast infection?

Not normally a: Symptom of a vaginal yeast infection. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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I have vaginal burning/pain ll abdomen.All tests for infections are negative, yet treated with antibiotics and for yeast. I'm hurting so! help!

I have vaginal burning/pain ll abdomen.All tests for infections are negative, yet treated with antibiotics  and for yeast. I'm hurting so! help!

"Fire in the hole": Obviously the gyn md needs to do a more thorough examination to determine why the burning is occurring. Eliminate harmful body washes, anti-bacterial soaps and scented pads or colored toilet paper. If there is still "fire in the hole" then additional testing can be done by the md. ...Read more

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Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Never heard of it: Yeast in the guts is normal (also in the mouth). Overgrowth of yeast is often related to recent antibiotic usage. Leaking gut syndrome is a rare condition. ...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