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Doctor insights on: Yeast Intestines

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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?

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

Intestine (Definition)

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


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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 more

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How can you tell if you have mold, fungi, and/or yeast overgrowth in your intestines?

How can you tell if you have mold, fungi, and/or yeast overgrowth in your intestines?

Unusual: All of us have yeast as part of our normal intestinal flora. "overgrowth" would be very rare unless something was severely wrong with your immune system, you had been receiving antibiotics or other abnormal circumstances. You don't go looking for this for casual reasons. ...Read more

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Is there anything doctors can prescribed that effectively restores the balance of flora in your intestine ? I have a " yeast " problem.

Is there anything doctors can prescribed that effectively restores the balance of flora in your intestine ? I have a " yeast " problem.

VSL#3/Florastor: The probiotics vsl#3(more than 100 billion yogert bacteria per capsule) and florastor( the good yeast saccromyces boulardii) are probably the best probiotics. ...Read more

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Can the intestines develop a yeast overgrowth and if so is it treatable with OTC products?

Can the intestines develop a yeast overgrowth and if so is it treatable with OTC products?

Yes: Intestinal overgrowth is possible but is not treatable by OTC medication. You should seen a gastroenterologist if you suspect an overgrowth syndrome. ...Read more

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What kind of medication can I take for intestinal yeast problems?

What kind of medication can I take for intestinal yeast problems?

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

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Can there be such a thing as an intestinal yeast infection?

Can there be such a thing as an intestinal yeast infection?

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

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...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