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A conspiracy theory has been suggested by a group of alternative medical proponents that yeast overgrowth affects the body internally and causes of a variety of different non specific symptoms other than the external, typical symptoms such as vaginal thrush, oral thrush and skin yeast infections.
The non specific symptoms listed below have been related to a disease referred to as yeast overgrowth syndrome, Candida hypersensitivity syndrome (yeast allergy), or gastrointestinal yeast overgrowth.
People who suffer from yeast overgrowth are most likely to be affected by toxins released by the yeast itself. Such toxins include ethanol and acetaldehyde which have a mild narcotic effect. These toxins, while produced in the bowel, can be absorbed into the bloodstream and affect the brain function, causing a variety of symptoms such as memory loss, a feeling of vagueness, irritability, moodiness, dizziness, spots in the vision or ringing in the ears.
These toxins negatively impact our cells by making it difficult for the white blood cells to fight infection, resulting in rashes, acne and the slowing of the healing process. It also affects the red blood cells ability to flow into capillaries, resulting in migraines, fatigue and muscle aches.
The symptoms you may experience if you have yeast overgrowth syndrome include:
• abdominal bloating
• reflux and gas
• bad breath
• premenstrual tension
• muscle pain or stiffness
• sexual dysfunction
• food intolerances
• and much more
Often these symptoms appear even when there is no clinical sign of Candida albicans, the most common cause of yeast overgrowth. While these subclinical infections and symptoms are not medically recognised conditions, treatment for systemic yeast overgrowth in these individuals has lead to permanent relief from symptoms.
Bear in mind that even if you are not suffering from typical yeast overgrowth symptoms such as thrush, that it is not a sign that you do not have a yeast overgrowth. Thrush is just an external symptom, and you may be affected in other areas.
Candida hypersensitivity syndrome causes symptoms when you develop an allergic response to the small population of yeasts which live on your body as part of the normal flora. Just if you had a allergic reaction to strawberries or penicillin your body will react by setting up either local or systemic inflammations causing any number of symptoms such as redness, itching, rashes, swelling or more serious symptoms.
With the Candidasis now affecting up to one third of the population, and the majority of the population at risk with up to 80-90% harbouring the yeast Candida, why don’t doctors diagnose yeast overgrowth syndrome as a cause of many common symptoms and illnesses? The possibility of a conspiracy theory has been proposed due to the lack of action.
There are many conspiracy theories about the subject of yeast overgrowth syndrome but these have not been readily accepted by the medical fraternity. There has not been sufficient medical research done on this matter. This has lead to the conspiracy theory related to yeast overgrowth especially since medical universities and medical reviews that bring doctors up to date are funded and controlled primarily by the large pharmaceutical corporates who are focussed on the profits from the sale of their medications. If you look at an average medical review you will see that up to two thirds is dedicated to pharmaceutical products.
By prescribing a pharmaceutical cream or ointment for a yeast overgrowth infection such as thrush, doctors see immediate results with their patients. Be aware that if treatment is unsuccessful or becomes recurrent then the doctor must delve deeper to make sure the diagnosis is correct and to establish that the patient is not suffering from a more serious underlying disease such as diabetes. The problem with only treating the symptoms is that it will only reoccur in time, and then you will be prescribed the same medication again and again, which can actually cause the Candida to mutate and become resistant to the medications prescribed.
In many countries you can buy many of the creams and tablets for yeast overgrowth over the counter and this in itself has lead to self diagnoses and treatment of Candida infections. The problem with this is that there is a risk of incorrect diagnoses and treatment for yeast infection. It has also lead to commercial advertising of pharmaceutical medications to treat yeast overgrowth infections.
It is a fact that most doctors are aware of the natural methods of treating and controlling yeast overgrowth such as thrush. They prefer, however, to stick to the standard protocol for the treatment of yeast infections which is acknowledged by the medical fraternity to be the treatment of choice because it has been backed up by scientific research.It goes without saying , however, that most doctors would be happy to support their patient in a search for alternative treatments for controlling recurrent thrush.
If you believe you are suffering from yeast overgrowth syndrome it is important to do research to find out more about this disease and the rationale behind the conspiracy theory suggested by these alternative medical proponents. You can talk to your doctor or do research on the internet. However the best proof is in the cure. Treat your Candida infection and see if your other non- specific symptoms disappear at the same time. It won’t do you any harm and may provide the relief you are looking for.