What Causes Recurring Yeast Infections
I've got a question here on somebody. Whatcauses a recurring yeast infection? Recurring yeast infections are caused by probablya partial recognition of the problem and some treatment that's been effective to a degree,so you may know you've got this problem, you'll fix it up a little bit. It'll go away to adegree, but then it will recur; it will come back again, so I commonly see this with people,many different people, who are quite busy and active. They sort of want to get rid oftheir yeast infection, but don't invest the right amount of time or effort to really eradicateit properly. This is very common with working people, busypeople, with moms with a couple of children,
for example, or guys that are selfemployedor working quite hard, you know, have got jock itch, for example. These people are verybusy. They go about their life. They get symptoms. They treat the symptoms. The symptoms go away.They feel good for a while, and then their symptoms recur. The only way you're goingto prevent these recurring symptoms is by tackling this thing properly and by gettingon top of the problem or making the right lifestyle and diet changes long enough, usuallyfour to six months, consistently making these changes to eradicate this infection. Thenbeing vigilant, being very careful that you don't get recurrence while monitoring thiscondition. And then if the symptoms come up
slightly, is to knock them on the head reallyfast while making those changes again. I write about this a lot in my book, CandidaCrusher, that the big danger period for a lot of people is when they're actually inthe recovery phase. Many people have got a lot to learn about a full recovery becausepartial recovery with many chronic conditions is much more common than full recovery. I'dsay 75 percent of people partially recover. Partial recovery can be meaning as symptomfree for weeks to months, but full recovery means no symptoms for 12 months plus. There'sa big difference. Most websites and books and practitioners you see will pitch to youpartial recovery through their treatments
because they don't push you hard enough orgive the patient the right information they need to fully recover. What causes recurring yeast infections isa partial application of wanting to get well, not fully committing. It's almost like you'vegot a job and from eight to five, five days a week, but you turn up at the job three orfour times a week. You don't go five days a week. You're not really fully committedto that job. You're going to annoy a lot of people. You'll probably end up getting firedfrom that job. It's the same with a yeast infection. Somepeople say to me, Look, I will do everything
you say, but I'm not going to give up alcohol.Of course they're going to get recurrence. Or as soon as they get a cough or a cold,they go straight for the antibiotic. Bang! Recurrence. Or they're over at a wedding andthey're feeling really good. They've felt good for two or three months. They're at awedding, and they get offered some champagne, some nice cakes, and some candies and thingslike that, and then they really go into this. They binge on this. They come home and a daylater, Oh, I feel so bad. I've got bad bloating, or things like that. Recurrence. So Recurrence is more common if you've hada period of feeling really good, and then
you go all out and you go crazy and have abit of a binge on something, and then wham, the symptoms recur. It pays to be vigilantand to be careful with your diet and lifestyle for a good four to six months at a minimumbefore you start going back into some of your old habits that lead you to the yeast infectionin the first place. If you can bear some of those points in mind,you can prevent recurrence of Candida infections. I hope that answers some of your questions. Thank you.
What Are The Consequences Of A Chronic Yeast Infection When Left Untreated
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, FAQ. Thisone's from a lady in France, in some small place in France. It looks like a French name. The question here is Eric, what are the consequencesof a longterm chronic yeast infection if left untreated? I may have done a tutorial on this before. I'mnot sure. But the consequences of any condition left untreated are not usually that good.This is going to allow all sorts of disease processes to take place. So if you look at a yeast infection, for example,if left untreated, a yeast infection could
turn out to be a chronic problem, which canlead to all sorts of longterm complications. Just like any infection of the genital tract,it needs prompt attention and it needs a resolution. It's important first to diagnose what you'redealing with, and after what you know what you're dealing with, treat it and get it overand done with. Any condition in the body left to become chronic is asking for a lot of problems. You know, they say that yeast infections areselflimiting, but even the experts can't agree whether a yeast infection of the femalearea is going to lead to infertility or conditions like endometriosis. We don't really know.A lot of people are divided over that. But
in my al experience, I've certainlyseen it be the link between infertility, endometriosis and chronic yeast infections, which are basicallyjust treated time and again, only to resurface. And it's the same with the male. If a maleget a penis yeast infection or a genital condition, it would pay to treat this condition because,again, it could lead to all sorts of complications. And I've certainly seen chronic prostatitislinked with male yeast infections. Intestinal yeast infections can lead to allsorts of complications for the gut. Liver disorders, diabetes, many different conditionscan come about from this. It can be very debilitating and cause you a lot of discomfort, pain andcost you a lot of money down the track in
medical bills and time off work. So it wouldpay for you to treat any chronic condition promptly rather than waiting for it to getout of hand and become very chronic. Yeast infections can often go from the digestivetract into the system itself, into the circulation. There's certainly studies which agree thatthis can take place. I wrote up one of these particular studies in my book of an Americangentleman who swallowed some capsules of Candida albicans and within only a few hours, it couldbe cultured from his bloodstream and produced from the urine. So we know that yeast infectionscan spread from the GI tract into the circulation itself quite rapidly, even under the rightconditions.
So Candida is generally held in strict controlin the body in accordance with the microbial balance which is occurring in the GI tract.But if Candida is given the upper hand through antibiotics or the pill or high stress, highsugar diets, for example, it can go rampant and become quite a severe major conditionwhich certainly needs treatment. So my recommendation for you is if you'vegot a chronic infection is certainly get onto it today rather than tomorrow and do somethingabout it, so it doesn't become a condition which is unmanageable even by the very bestian. Any condition is best treated right now and nipped in the bud before it gets outof hand and becomes chronic.
So I hope that answers the question thereabout the consequences of longterm chronic yeast infections if left untreated.