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Intestinal Yeast Infection

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Every one of us has a slight amount of yeast within us. For the most part, they don't cause any harm and are kept in check. On the other hand, if the delicate bacterial balance in your body is affected, they can grow out of control. You can find yeast in parts of the body that contain a lot of moisture, like your genitalia, intestines, mouth and esophagus, providing several places in which yeast can grow if not kept in check. If you don't treat them right away, you can have further problems down the road. Candidiasis is the formal name for a yeast infection.

Intestinal yest infections are conditions that people with a healthy immune system shouldn't experience. Your immune system and good bacteria in your body are the primary factors in keeping your yeast from growing. With a diminished immune system, however, yeast infection can occur. Yeast infections are much more likely in those with diabetes for this reason.

Your intestines and oral cavities are rampant with Candida fungus. As a result, intestines are usually affected when you get a yeast infection that is systemic. There are many effects that come with an intestinal yeast infection. To begin with, the intestinal walls will become lined with this fungi and yeast that has accumulated. The digestive walls provide ample nutrition for them to feed on. This energy will not get to you, however, so you'll constantly feel tired. Your ability to absorb nutrition from your food will be diminished greatly with the presence of yeast. Not only do they steal nutrition from you, they'll keep more nutrients from getting to you. You can even experience spreading of the yeast to other organs and body parts.

What's the cause of this? Antibiotic regimens can often lead to the growth of yeast and fungi. Bacteria is often killed by antiobiotics. However, the bacteria that keeps the yeast in check can also be taken out by these same medicines. As soon as the good bacteria is gone, there's no more balance, and the yeast spreads.

You can experience some severe symptoms if you don't get rid of the yeast right away. Fortunately, you can find a lot of natural treatments that are very helpful in getting your bacterial balance back on track. There are anti-fungal pills you can take, but many times it won't fix the problem to your satisfaction. You can get your good bacteria back to fight the intestinal yeast infection by ingesting yogurt and drinks with probiotics and active cultures. Make sure to avoid sugar and red meat, due to the favorable environment they provide for yeast and fungi.

You might want to drink a solution made from apple cider vinegar and honey on a daily basis to treat the infection. You can also ingest herbs that can help, which you can insert into teas or eat as powders to fight the infection. Candidiasis is susceptible to cranberry products, like sauce and juice. If you like tea, try using raspberry leaf, goldenseal root, and sage teas, as they can help.


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