To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of candida yeast infection we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow candida yeast infection to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind candida yeast infection consists of three steps:
|Weakened Immune System||95%||Confirm|
|Stomach Acid Deficiency||4%||Ruled out|
|Magnesium Need||2%||Ruled out|
|Liver Congestion||1%||Ruled out|
|Household Mold||1%||Ruled out|
|Gluten Sensitivity||0%||Ruled out|
Have you been diagnosed with Candida Yeast Infection anywhere in your body other than the vagina?
Possible responses:→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Lupus patients are at an unusually high risk for contracting candida (yeast) infections.
Steroid hormones, immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory drugs, ulcer medications or acid blockers used for prolonged periods can all cause yeast overgrowth.
Genetic disorders such as celiac disease or hemochromatosis can cause Candida overgrowth.
Hormonal balance is necessary for support of friendly flora in the gut.
Candidiasis is more common and severe in individuals with weakened immune systems. Any condition that results in a weakened immune system can cause Candida proliferation. Common causes of immune deficiency are AIDS and cancer.
Alcohol kills friendly bacteria, increases toxic overload of the liver and thus allows Candida to grow.
Improper diets, such as those high in carbohydrates, sugar, yeast and yeast products can lead to Candida overgrowth.
Chronic constipation can lead to Candida overgrowth.
Chronic diarrhea can cause the friendly Bifidobacterium bifidum to be expelled from the colon and Candida may then proliferate.
Toxic metals, such as mercury (found in dental amalgams and some fish) and chemicals, such as aspartame, MSG and others can kill friendly intestinal flora, alter immune response and allow yeast to proliferate.
Environmental molds or chemicals can cause Candida.