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I'm an athlete. Work out 5 days a week, take vitamins, but can't seem to get a flat stomach. I think I have yeast in my intestines?
So does everyone: Overgrowth of yeast and the symptoms that result are very popular topics of conversation in some circles, but don't have a lot of medical evidence backing them up. If your stomach isn't flat and you're over weight, lose the pounds. If you're not over weight, i wonder if you're comparing yourself to the unrealistic images seen in popular media. Better to think of good health than flat stomach. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Bloating, gassy, typically feeling worse after meals with carbs and symptoms are like ibs-c got worse.Can there be a yeast overgrowth in intestines?
Testing might help: Yeast overgrowth can definitely cause some of the symptoms you describe but so can bacterial overgrowth. There are specialized labs that can test for these and other causes of your symptoms. I would also consider food sensitivities (such as to gluten, dairy, etc.) as a possible cause of your symptoms. Sometimes elimination diets can be helpful in figuring this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She was given nystatin for a yeast infection and was told she has an overgrowth of yeast in her intestine but her rash isnt getting any better in 3 wk?
Is there anything doctors can prescribed that effectively restores the balance of flora in your intestine ? I have a " yeast " problem.
Many medicines/herbs: The most common medicines prescribed for intestinal candidiasis are oral nystatiin tablets and/or ketoconazole or fluconazole. Many herbs/supps are also effective: oregano oil, pau d'arco, garlic, caprylic acid etc. Limiting simple carbs and starches and taking probiotics are important parts of treatment. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html. ...Read more
Yes: Yeast in small numbers also live in the large intestine. Some people can get an overgrowth of yeast in the colon, usually due to taking antibiotics or taking in too much sugar - such as sweets, carbs, pop, fruit juice, alcohol. Yeast overgrowth occurs when something decreases the normal bacteria in the colon, then yeast overgrow, occasionally cause an infection, and cause vaginal yeast. ...Read more