Are Night Sweats Connected To Candida
Greetings. It's Eric Bakker, naturopath fromNew Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of supplements.Thanks for tuning in. I've got a question here from a gentlemen in England, a Mr. PaulWilson from Sussex in the UK. Paul's asking me, quot;Eric are night sweats connected to Candida?Can Candida cause night sweats?quot; Let's have a look at different kinds of reasonswhy you can get night sweats first, Paul. In fact, there are about eight or nine differentreasons. I've just pulled up a list here and I'm going to go through a few things withyou to explain to you more about night sweats. Night sweats is a condition that we referto when you're in bed, you're got the covers
on you, you're sleeping, and you wake up reallyhot and sweaty as opposed to fevers, which can happen at night or during the day. Sofevers are almost every time immune related and usually involve some kind of infectionlike influenza, for example. There are different kinds of tropical diseases that can causefevers as well. Menopause. Obviously, you're a guy so I wouldn'texpect you to get the same kind of symptoms. Some men do go through what we call andropause,so they go through a kind of a male menopause. But many females go through perimenopauseand menopause. So the menarche is the beginning of the menses. The menopause is really theend of the menses. It can occur. I've got
some patients who go through menopause asyoung as 38 and some who go through it as old as 62. There is no sort of defined datehere, but I seem to find that probably I'd say mid to late 40s, between around 47 and52, seems to be the key age for development of menopause.So what happens in this situation is the ovaries that produce the bulk of the sex hormones,estrogen and progesterone, they start declining. So the feedback loop between the ovaries andthe pituitary is not so active anymore because the woman's active menstrual years are reallybehind her. She doesn't need to reproduce anymore. So the ovarian pituitary hypothalamicloop starts to slow down and the ovaries atrophy,
they shrivel up a bit, they get smaller. Whathappens is the woman will notice that her period may go into decline. She may have aheavy cycle one month and maybe skip one another month. Some women have a very smooth transition.Others will have a much harder transition. I find especially the women who go througha lot of stress have this because the adrenal glands make about 30 to 40 percent of thesex hormones, and the ovaries make the remainder. If a woman has had a huge amount of stressin her life raising teenagers, going through a divorce, gone through lots of financialhardship, she may have a considerable adrenal weakness or fatigue, so the adrenals at thispoint can't step up to the plate and deliver
the right level of hormones that the womanrequires, estrogen and progesterone, and DHEA in particular. As her ovarian function declines.This causes a disparity and this often for many women I see can create anxiety, hot flashing,grumpy person, libido can hit the floor, all sorts of things can occur. And particularlythe lack of estrogen, we find the hot flashes occurring. And they can typically occur atnight in bed where she can throw off the covers. Husband can be cold. She can be hot. So thecovers can go on and off all night. Hot flashes in this case can often be accompaniedwith mood disorders, anxiety or depression, tiredness, muscle pain and weakness. I findin my experience that low estrogen often occurs
commonly with low testosterone, so you maywant to go to a and get some salivary testing done. You can also get some urinarytests done now for metabolites. There is a really good lab called Precision Analyticalthat does what we call the Dutch test, which is superb for looking at the stress hormones,the sex hormones, and what we call the androgens as well. That's a very good test, the Dutchtest. That will determine what your level of hormones is like. If you're worried aboutmenopause, get tested and then get these levels of hormones balanced. Quite often, this willmake a big difference for menopausal night sweats.Idiopathic hyperhidrosis. Idiopathic means
Can A Yeast Infection Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes
Good day, Eric Bakker here again with anotherquestion, a frequently asked question regarding yeast infections. Does yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes? Swollen lymph nodes are a result of a problemwith your immune system. There could be many reasons why you have swollen lymph nodes,and where you have the swollen lymph nodes. A common place is the cervical lymph nodesaround the neck. You can also have swollen lymph nodes in the groin, around the armpits,so there's various areas where you can commonly get them. Cervical ones are quite common withpeople.
My questions to you would be do you get nightsweats with these swollen lymph nodes? Do you have altered appetite or weight loss?First thing that you would do is to get a blood test done. Have a complete blood countand have all the white cell parameters, in particular, to see if there's any infectiousdisease going on. Swollen lymph nodes can also commonly occurwith food allergies, I've noticed. Food intolerances or food allergies can occur there. Wheneveryou've got a weakened immune system, you're going to be more prone to a yeast infection.I would not believe that a yeast infection directly causes swollen lymph nodes, but theywould occur as a secondary consequence to
a weakened immunity. Swollen lymph nodes need checking out. Therecould be many different types of problems. You could've picked up an acute herpes problem.It could be something even like Leukemia, so it's very important for you, particularlyif it's a recurring problem, you've had it for a long time, is to get checked out carefullyby your for swollen lymph nodes to see exactly what this problem is. In many cases, however, these things are selflimitingand acute and they disappear. I've seen it occur with bee stings. I've seen it occurwith food allergies. So, you know, get checked
out first and don't get too worried unlessyou've had a problem with this for many years. These things often occur. So to answer your question, I don't thinkit causes swollen lymph nodes as such, but there may well be a relationship between themboth. Thank you for your question.