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    Candidiasis

    Candidiasis is an overgrowth of candida albicans, a yeast-like fungus in the body.  Candida albicans is a
    unicellular yeast found in everyone and is usually kept in check by the body's good bacteria, namely
    lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus.  If the immune system is compromised, the yeast proliferates and
    transforms into a pathogenic fungus that severely compromises the immune system.  It can release over 79
    known toxins for which the body can create an antibody.  Candidiasis can trigger a variety of symptoms and
    make the body much more prone to allergies and infectious agents.

    SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
    -Chronic digestive complaints, ie. gas, bloating, cramping, and rectal itching
    -Chronic fatigue
    -Recurrent vaginal or urinary tract infections
    -Food or environmental allergies
    -Low immune function
    -Severe PMS
    -Loss of libido
    -Depression or anxiety
    -Respiratory problems
    -Prostatitis
    -Brain fog or spaciness
    -Oral candidiasis (thrush), white patches on tongue

    CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
    1. Prolonged antibiotic use which kills the good bacteria, allowing yeast overgrowth
    2. Oral contraceptive use, estrogen replacement therapy, and steroid use can increase risk.
    3. Anti-ulcer medication including Zantac and Tagamet
    4. Immune suppression due to stress, environmental toxins, illness, and infectious agents
    5. Poor dietary habits, including high sugar intake
    6. Chemical / environmental toxins
    7. Alcohol use - alcohol is very toxic and feeds the yeast.
    8. Food and environmental allergies
    9. Hypothyroidism
    10. Diabetes; candida thrives in the presence of sugar
    11. Gallbladder problems
    12. HCL (hydrochloric acid) and/or enzymatic deficiencies
    13. Hypoglycemia and / or hypoadrenia
    14. Impaired liver function - liver is a key organ in fighting against candida
    15. Mercury amalgam dental fillings
    16. Recent surgery or extensive burns

    For a thorough evaluation of causes and treatments that will permanently eliminate yeast and candida, and
    help with many health problems, call our office today.

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