As a result of taking antibiotics, birth control pills, steroid medications, drinking too much alcohol or eating too many sweets, many patients develop an overgrowth of yeast or fungus which is called candida overgrowth.
This can most commonly occur in the gastrointestinal tract, mouth, on your skin or in the vagina and is caused when the normal, healthy gut flora, or microbiome, is crowded out by this yeast organism. Yeast overgrowth is more often seen when your immune system is impaired.
Symptoms can include:
- Stomach bloating or gas
- Brain fog and difficulty with thoughts
- Excessive fatigue and lethargy
- Joint pains
- Skin or vaginal itching
How we treat it
Treatment starts with eliminating the triggering agents whether it’s related to food or alcohol intake, elimination of antibiotics and other prescription medicines, improving the intake of healthy food and restoring the gut flora back to normal. We work with various nutrients and allergy desensitization to help achieve our goal.