As one of the most common health issues today, Candida infections or candidiasis can be a really troublesome health issue to identify and in some cases treat. Luckily, there are various ways to combat this problem and with proper care and in due time you can get rid of the problems associated with this infection. Above everything else, one of the best ways to deal with this is prevention but if you are already dealing which this sort of medical problem, here are some of the most effective ways to get rid of it.
What Is Candidiasis and Candida
When it comes to candidiasis, it is really important to understand that Candida is essentially a wide range of funguses which are a form of yeast. They live inside your mouth and intestines and help with protecting your body as well as aiding you in digestion and nutrient absorption. Due to various health issues or complications, as well as poor diet, a number of issues related to Candida overgrowth can happen which will in turn start creating a variety of medical issues like depression, autoimmune diseases, dermatological problems, tiredness and many other complications. All this means that you can’t just eliminate all the Candida from your system but actually balance it out.
How to Test For Candidiasis
One of the more complex problems with candidiasis diagnosis is that it can range wildly in the number of issues it causes. Depending on the location of the infection and the specific culture of candida, candidiasis can present a range of different symptoms. In order to specifically determine what sort of problem you have you will have to do a stool, blood and urine test for your doctor to understand what sort of problem you are actually dealing with. Blood tests with high IgA, IgG and IgM anti-body results, high concentration of D-HYPERLINK "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10647119"Arabinitol in your urine often mean that candida overgrowth is a problem. Extensive stool testing may also be required to determine the precise culture of the infection.
When it comes to Candida treatment, there is often a wide range of solutions that you will have to undertake to fix the underlying problem of Candida overgrowth. In most cases, the issue with Candida overgrowth stems from poor diet that is too rich in carbohydrates and this means that you will have cut back on such food. Mostly, candidiasis starts becoming a problem when candida starts going through your intestines walls and into your blood stream. Reducing the amount of carbohydrates will force the candida to slow down its growth and allow other friendly bacteria to catch up and keep candida in check.
Eliminating sugar, various bread based foods as well as fermented foods is a good way to keep your diet healthy. Antifungal drugs like NyHYPERLINK "http://forums.prohealth.com/forums/index.php?threads/diff-between-nystatin-and-diflucan-candida.74560/"statinHYPERLINK "http://forums.prohealth.com/forums/index.php?threads/diff-between-nystatin-and-diflucan-candida.74560/" or HYPERLINK "http://forums.prohealth.com/forums/index.php?threads/diff-between-nystatin-and-diflucan-candida.74560/"Diflucan can greatly speed up the process of candida normalization. Caprylic Acid can also be used to speed things along as well. One thing that you should avoid is using various high concentration antifungal drugs that are not meant for this sort of issues. These can not only wipe out candida but also a wide range of other bacteria that are important for your health. You should always consult your doctor before you take any sort of drug no matter how weak or strong it is.
Candidiasis as an STD
Since Candidiasis can be transmitted through sex, it is important that you stay protected at all times. Candidiasis is a common issue with people who frequently change partners and it is more common in females than males. Candidiasis is a yeast infection and as such it will have difficulty growing in inhospitable area which new healthy body often is. While the ability to transmit the infection is limited, using latex free condoms or ordinary latex condoms is a good way to avoid such problems.
While Candidiasis can be a time-consuming and tiresome health issue to deal with, it very rarely a life treating one and if you stick to your doctors instructions you can get rid of it easily. While treatment for Candidiasis is relatively simple, prevention is a much better solution. Preventing it is simple if you avoid clothing that is too tight for you and diets that are too rich in carbohydrates.