Is A Yeast Infection A Factor In People Who Are HIV Positive
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, with anotherquestion. One I get asked not that frequent, but I do get this question from time to timein my inbox. Is yeast infection a factor in people whoare HIV positive? Yeast infections are very common in peoplewho are HIV positive. And one of the main reasons for this will be that they have avery compromised immune system. And furthermore, many of them take immunosuppressant drugs,so conditions which will make a person need an immunosuppressive could be Hepatitis, HepatitisC, and HIV positive. There are various other diseases where immunosuppression will occursometimes as part of chemotherapy; other times
with auto immune diseases like rheumatoidarthritis. Immunosuppression can really increase your chances of a yeast infection. So patients who are HIV positive would dowell to work on establishing their level of Candida severity, have a look at my yeastinfection survey on yeastinfection , and have a look at a good eradication program. Candida Crusher is an excellent eradicationprogram and will be of enormous help to those who are HIV positive; not just to eradicatetheir yeast infection, but also to help significantly increase their immune health and to reducethe chances of many HIVrelated immune conditions.
So I hope that answers your question. Thankyou.
Male Candida Symptoms How To Recognize The Male Candida Patient
Hi there. Eric Bakker, naturopath from NewZealand, author of Candida Crusher, formulator of the Canxida range of products. Thanks forchecking out my tutorial. We're back again. We're going to now have a look at men. How to recognizethe man with a yeast infection? Men are different from women as we all know. How do you knowthat a guy's got a yeast infection? Let me read something out of my book and then we'llexplain a bit. In my al practice, 75 percent of patientspresenting with yeast infection related problems are females. Yet guys develop yeast relatedproblems as well. In fact, I suspect there are a lot of men out there with a yeast infection,yet do very little about it to get well. They
may even pass the problem on to their femalecompanions and then they may get it passed back to them. Women tend to be more keen toget their health onboard than guys. I saw my father try to conquer his yeast problemsfor many years. And it was only after many years that he went from to whoprescribed drug after drug, finding nothing wrong with him. This was in spite of severaltrips to the gastroenterologist, where he was examined by way of an endoscope and hada barium enema performed in addition to having every other test thrown at him. The diagnosiswas there was no abnormal disease and dad was prescribed yet more antibiotics. Thatwas in 1982.
And unfortunately, almost 30 years on, nothinghas changed. Yeast infected patients are still diagnosed by the mainstream as havingno abnormal disease if they present to their medical with several yeast relatedsigns and symptoms. If you've been to many different people and they can't find what'swrong with you, if you suffer from bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, constipation anddiarrhea, if you've been on antibiotics. If you can relate to this, do a stool test orgo and see someone like me or anyone else who knows about Candida to get checked outbecause you may have this problem. How do we recognize a male patient with aCandida yeast infection? I carefully check
the toenails and see if there is any athlete'sfoot. It could be a fungal nail or there could be infection between the toes. I find thatmen, for some reason, are known to more commonly complain of athlete's foot than women do.I'll often check the hands and scalp carefully, too. Particularly, if they're manual workers.Guys, in general, tend to be less interested in hand and foot care than female patients.Shoes and socks off and we'll often find something if we have a good look.Guys who adjust their groin regularly, so men who move their things around a bit. Ifyou know what I mean. Just go to a bar and look around, especially where alcohol is served.Many men subconsciously touch their groin
area and I'll bet that they're either obliviousto the fact that they have a yeast infection or too embarrassed to seek treatment. Manyof the typical male patients I see are blue collar workers, so these are going to be guyswho drive trucks, work as building people, they do physical manual work. They're workingclass men who typically enjoy a beer or wine after work. A social drink at the weekendand they snack on sweet stuff. They may not have the best diet and when carefully questioned,you'll find they burp, bloat and fart, which is quite typical for a guy that drinks beerand has a yeast infection. White collar office workers, so these areguys that maybe earn a bit more money. These
guys also work under high stress especially.They work long hours at the office. Many of them often drink alcohol and they eat overcomputers. They might eat take away food or eat out commonly with their colleagues. Somespend time with clients and conduct business over lunch and dinner or at conventions andgo to business meetings and typically alcohol is served. They'll go out. They'll spend thenight out drinking again and partying. It's all quite common.Men with yeast infections are typically the ones who consume lots of beer, bread and sweetfoods. Those who crave alcohol in general are prime candidates for Candida. And if theydon't crave alcohol, they'll crave sweet things