What is candida?

Candida. Is a genus of yeasts. Many species are harmless but other species can cause disease.

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What is candida? And how to cure it?

Candida are yeast. These are a whole class of fungi that grow as 'yeast'. They can cause disease in certain situations. Usually those patients have some sort of underlying problem that allows these yeast to grow (for example diabetes, strong medicines that weaken the body - steroids, or other sickness such as in a surgical patient). There are many good medicines against Candida -but I suggest a doctor helps guide u. Read more...

What is candida overgrowth?

Yeast overgrowth. Candida is a very common yeast found in the mouth, intestine, vagina, and skin. It can occasionally cause infection such as vaginal yeast infections. Less commonly infections of the mouth (thrush) and esophagus also occur. Candida overgrowth is a diagnosis often given by naturopathic doctors and has very little science or evidence to support it as a true infection or disease. Read more...

What is candida? Where area does candida infect, and how can I detect it?

C. Albicans. Candida albicans is a fungus that is in our intestinal tract (mouth all the way to the anus) and in the vagina of females. The fungus serves a purpose to aid in our digestion and health. Infection can occur when it is out of balance. Most common cause is long term or heavy antibiotic use. The most common areas to get an infection are the vagina and the mouth where called thrush. Read more...

What is candida ab IgG and how is it contracted? What are the symptoms of candida ab igg? And how do you treat it? What is the prognosis?

Candida spp. Candida is a yeast-like fungus. The antibody (Ab) to this is formed by elements of your immune system and the particular antibody to which you are referring is an immunoglobulin G (IgG). This is not a disease and these results alone don't need treatment. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the test. Best wishes. Read more...

What is candida and why is it being said that it effects a lot of americans is this a fear mongering add campaign on youtube?

Candida. Candida is a type of fungus that people normally have on their body as normal flora. It causes vaginal yeast infections and thrush among other things. It usually doesn't cause people any major trouble unless they have a problem with their immune system or have been on antibiotics. Read more...

What is candida albicans?

It is a type of . fungus/yeast,that causes mostly skin and vaginal yeast infections in people.Under certain conditions ,it can become invasive . Read more...

What does candida in throat feel like?

Often nothing. Many times, there are no symptoms but, people can experience pain, trouble with swallowing and voice changes. If you suspect this, don't' try to treat it at home. See your pcp or ENT for a formal diagnosis and treatment plan. Read more...

What is candida spit test? Reliable?

Nope. The candida spit test is pseudoscience. It is a crude indicator of how thick your spit is, and that's about it. There is no reason to believe that spit thickness correlates in any way with the presence of candida, nor is there any scientific evidence that it does. It yields both false positives and false negatives, and in one study, its accuracy was no better than random guessing. Read more...