Candida – Causes and Treatment
Our body is a home to numerous bacteria, fungus or parasites. To a certain level, their presence does not harm the body but when they grow and create imbalance, a disease may cause. Among the house of virus, bacteria and fungus that resides in the body, Candida fungus affects the skin region. In a small amount, they are always present in the body without any harm. But the real problem begins when they find the right condition to multiply. Their overgrowth causes an infection called Candidiasis. In general, there are more than 150 species of this fungus but maximum infections are due to Candida Albicans species.
Types of Candida Fungus:
vaginal yeast infection
Researchers have found that almost 75% of the women in the world, at least once in life have a yeast infection. Patients with AIDS are often seen with Candidiasis in the mouth but people who have a strong immune system manages to keep this disease at bay.
Causes of Candida Infection and the Associated Risk Factors
Fungus basically thrives in those parts of the body that remains moist, sweaty or rub together for a longer time. Areas like skin folds, armpits or groin are more prone to candida fungus. When fungus on these parts of the body multiply they become pathogenic and causes diseases. Infants, overweight people, hypothyroidism, people with a weakened immune system, pregnant women and people who work in wet condition catches such infection easily. Sometimes the risk of rapid yeast die-off always persists with this kind of treatment, so medication needs to be decisive. This the reason, doctors advise plays a very important role in treating candida fungus.
Common Symptoms of Candida
Basically, symptoms of candida fungus vary as per the location of the part of the body affected. In common these following symptoms are found:
red or purple patches
cracks in the skin or scaling of the skin
Diagnosis and Treatment of Candida
Doctors examine the skin sampling or hair plucked from the affected area to diagnose the problem. Finding the root cause of the infection is crucial to treat it and hence, doctors may advise lifestyle changes. The treatment for candida infection is very simple and through easy medication, it is treated. In some cases where the potential infection crosses the border, the result can be life-threatening. Hence, instant treatment can help greatly. Gels, creams, powders or sprays are basically the best source for treating this infection.
Dysbiosis- Causes and Treatment
Dysbiosis is a condition when microbiota inside gastrointestinal tract goes out of balance. As we know, that a body is a house of numerous bacteria and fungus called microorganism. When this microorganism multiplies health condition deteriorates and Dysbiosis patient suffers from ailments in stomach and intestines.
Causes and Symptoms
We have read that when microbiota disturbs inside gastrointestinal tract, Dysbiosis condition follows but what are the conditions in which they grow?
- Dysbiosis may be the result of a change in dietary like more intake of sugar, protein and food additives
- Drinking alcoholic beverages
- Medications that affect gut flora
- Weakened immune system and high levels of stress or anxiety
- Unprotected sex with the person who has the infection
What are the symptoms found in this disease?
- anxiety and depression
- bad breath
- stomach upset, diarrhoea, bloating, constipation
- vaginal and rectal itching
Diagnosis and Treatment
Symptoms and cause of dysbiosis vary from patients to patients and doctors study the series of their history to diagnose the real reason behind the disease. Few of the tests that help in measuring the dysbiosis are :
Organic Acids Test: Here the urine sample test is taken and acid level is checked and the imbalance in the acid level indicates the disease.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis: In the laboratory, the sample of the poop is taken and test for the bacteria, yeast or fungi is taken. The imbalance tells the condition of the health.
Hydrogen Breath test: This is another type of test where the presence of the certain gases from mouth breathing is analysed. Doctors make patient drink a sugar solution and blow a balloon, the gas from the mouth indicates the right level of acidity. This is the most popular method to diagnose SIBO.
The right method to treat dysbiosis is to use an antibiotic. No other medication is as effective as the right antibiotic medicinal advise by the doctors.
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux)- Causes and Treatment
We have commonly heard that people often complain of ‘heartburn’. Millions of people experience acid reflux( flow back of stomach acid into the oesophagus). The oesophagus is the tube connecting the mouth and stomach and the flow back of acid through this tube causes a burning sensation. When this discomfort continues for a long time the chronic condition of GERD occurs but if the acid reflux is in a milder state, it is bearable. As we can understand that acid reflux in an acute condition is very disturbing, it’s symptoms are unbearable too.
The very common symptoms of GERD are:
- Burning sensation in the chest
- Swallowing difficulty
- Lump sensation in the throat
- Food regurgitation
To treat the symptoms of acid reflux or GERD, probiotic therapy is the best and easiest way. Benefits of probiotics therapy are immense and unaccountable. The foremost use of probiotic therapy is its ability to kill bad bacteria. it is so far the best approach to treat irritable bowel syndrome. And most importantly, they aid digestion which is the major cause of acid reflux.
This article contains thorough information on the effects of candida fungus, dysbiosis and GERD. treating them is very important to maintain a good health.
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