What Is An Intracellular Latent Yeast Infection
Thanks for checking out my tutorial today. I'vegot a question today from a lady in New York. Eric, what is a latent intracellular yeastinfection? I've been reading a page on the internet and would like to know your takeon it. I just had a look at a page by a lady, Marjorie Crandall, actually, on latent intracellular yeast infection. This is something I've knownabout for probably about 15 years plus. And Crandall says here basically, it's a lowgradeyeast infection and it's not very active. It's also termed chronic atrophic erythematousCandidiasis, so atrophic means quot;not feeding.quot; It's not really growing and the erythematousmeans quot;redquot;. So redness, probably burning,
stinging pain, not growing, it sounds a littlebit like vulvodynia or a condition I see a lot with women where they'll get an area ofthe vulva red and inflamed. It's not active yeast but what happens isthe yeast will often get into the epithelial, deeper into the tissues. They'll stop growing,but they'll keep producing enzymes and also Candida byproducts like toxic metabolic byproducts.And this can create infection and inflammation on a deep level, and it can often create painlike burning, stinging. This is a typical pain that many women experience around thevulva region, a term called quot;vulvodynia,quot; pain around this area. It's latent, so it'snot very active.
What I'm not really happy with with what Crandall proposes is longterm use of some kind of a medical antifungal drug, probablyfluconazole, probably for 6 or 12 months and also continual use of topical hydrocortisone.I think this is not a very good treatment, Crandall, because giving patients longtermantifungals and topical steroids, steroids are really bad to use long term with patients.They create adrenal suppression. They weaken the adrenal and the stress access. They makethe person more prone to infection down the track. They weaken the immune system. Theyweaken the skin tissue. Longterm fluconazole has proven not to be effective. It doesn'ttarget any bacterial parasites, purely Candida.
It's not a good idea. You're weakening theimmune system. A typical fluconazole resistance has been reported in literature now for manyyears. So giving any drug or supplement for 12 months nonstop is a crazy idea.I've often said going into battle with guns and bombs and bullets and that, it's justnot really going to work. You're just basically upscaling. You're just creating more hostility,and counterattacks, is a good word to use. You can't fight Candida with guns or bombs.You just can't keep dropping drugs on these people all the time. It's not the way to doit. What's the solution when we've got this latentintracellular yeast infection? The first thing
I'd probably do is get the patient to makesome serious lifestyle changes. Crandall, in her defense, did mention some lifestylechanges, but unfortunately, the first three or four things on the page were all aboutdrugs, drugs, drugs. Lifestyle changes are the key thing to do with these patients.I've successfully helped hundreds of cases of vulvodynia of women get rid of this condition.Many, many times by looking at them very carefully, understanding that many of these women havegot high levels of anxiety and depression. They get relationship problems. I know allthis. I've seen it before. Many of them are working moms with a few children. They'rehigh stress. They've got poor sex lives. They've
got a lot of pain, irritability, and they'rereally sick and tired of feeling like this. They're sick and tired of going to the sand getting repeated drugs and no real results. These women often need a significant lifestylechange. I get them to cease all alcohol, all sweet foods, and all chocolates. A woman mightbe watching this and saying, quot;Done itquot;. Done it. Done it. It's not working. Been there,done that.' Okay, what you probably haven't done is made some other changes. You've gotto learn to say quot;noquot; to people. You've got to learn to relax more. You've got to taketime out because all this high stress and anxiety is only affecting your immune systemfurther and further. It's just pushing it
Can I Still Get Pregnant With A Yeast Infection
Hi there, Eric Bakker here again, author ofCandida Crusher and another question. Can I still get pregnant with recurring yeastinfections? You can; of course, you can still get pregnantif you have a recurring yeast infection. But it wouldn't really be a good idea to do that.It would make more sense to get rid of your vaginal infection before you conceive formany different reasons. I think for comfort, in particular, you'llfind if you can go through all your three stages of your pregnancy without a yeast infection,you're going to have a better pregnancy and a better delivery, wouldn't you agree? I thinkyou would. And also you don't really want
to have rampant vaginal infection during thedelivery time. It's not really something that many mothers would like to have. I can assureyou. So you still can get pregnant. It is possibleto treat a vaginal infection during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester, but it'snot something I really encourage you do in the first trimester, in particular, althoughthere are various douche protocols that you can utilize. So to answer that question, can I still getpregnant with a recurring yeast infection? Yes, you can. But I would prefer that youwould treat and eradicate this infection prior
to falling pregnant. And you can read allabout how to treat acute yeast infections in Chapter 4 and 5 of my book, Candida Crusher.Chapter 5, in particular, I outline quite a good protocol and many different treatmentplans for you, some of the best ones I've found for vaginal infection. So I hope that answers your question. Thankyou for your question.