Category Archives: Yeast Infections

Ways to manage candida?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have been having a problem with candida. I take a very potent probiotic and I’m taking Noni and Goji juice. Should I be doing anything else to ensure success? A: Candida is a difficult pathology to treat. It often affects the whole body and requires long and patient treatment. The…

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Way to eliminate excess yeast?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is there a way to eliminate the excess yeast that causes yeast infectons? A: It isn’t possible to eliminate Candida albicans permanently. No matter how successful a treatment may be, as soon as it is stopped, candida will return. It has to because it is a natural inhabitant of the body….

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Avoiding yeast infections?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is there a way to avoid a yeast infection in the first place? A: To decrease the amount of yeast in the body, it is recommended to avoid certain substances, including antibiotics, corticosteroids, birth control pills, sugar, and most sweet foods. It is most important to restrict sugar in the diet,…

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Yeast infection dangerous when untreated?

Q: Is a yeast infection ever dangerous if left untreated? A: Candida usually confines itself to the surface of mucous membranes and does not penetrate deeply into the body. However, in people whose immune systems are severely depressed, such as those with AIDS or leukemia, candida can become a dangerous, invasive organism. The medical name…

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Causes of yeast infection?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am prone to yeast infections. What causes them? A: Candida albicans is a naturally occurring yeast that flourishes in moist areas, such as the digestive tract, the vagina, and skin folds. Ordinarily, its population is kept in check by bacteria that live in the same areas. When normal bacteria are…

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