What Are The Consequences Of A Chronic Yeast Infection When Left Untreated
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, FAQ. Thisone's from a lady in France, in some small place in France. It looks like a French name. The question here is Eric, what are the consequencesof a longterm chronic yeast infection if left untreatedé I may have done a tutorial on this before. I'mnot sure. But the consequences of any condition left untreated are not usually that good.This is going to allow all sorts of disease processes to take place. So if you look at a yeast infection, for example,if left untreated, a yeast infection could
turn out to be a chronic problem, which canlead to all sorts of longterm complications. Just like any infection of the genital tract,it needs prompt attention and it needs a resolution. It's important first to diagnose what you'redealing with, and after what you know what you're dealing with, treat it and get it overand done with. Any condition in the body left to become chronic is asking for a lot of problems. You know, they say that yeast infections areselflimiting, but even the experts can't agree whether a yeast infection of the femalearea is going to lead to infertility or conditions like endometriosis. We don't really know.A lot of people are divided over that. But
in my al experience, I've certainlyseen it be the link between infertility, endometriosis and chronic yeast infections, which are basicallyjust treated time and again, only to resurface. And it's the same with the male. If a maleget a penis yeast infection or a genital condition, it would pay to treat this condition because,again, it could lead to all sorts of complications. And I've certainly seen chronic prostatitislinked with male yeast infections. Intestinal yeast infections can lead to allsorts of complications for the gut. Liver disorders, diabetes, many different conditionscan come about from this. It can be very debilitating and cause you a lot of discomfort, pain andcost you a lot of money down the track in
medical bills and time off work. So it wouldpay for you to treat any chronic condition promptly rather than waiting for it to getout of hand and become very chronic. Yeast infections can often go from the digestivetract into the system itself, into the circulation. There's certainly studies which agree thatthis can take place. I wrote up one of these particular studies in my book of an Americangentleman who swallowed some capsules of Candida albicans and within only a few hours, it couldbe cultured from his bloodstream and produced from the urine. So we know that yeast infectionscan spread from the GI tract into the circulation itself quite rapidly, even under the rightconditions.
So Candida is generally held in strict controlin the body in accordance with the microbial balance which is occurring in the GI tract.But if Candida is given the upper hand through antibiotics or the pill or high stress, highsugar diets, for example, it can go rampant and become quite a severe major conditionwhich certainly needs treatment. So my recommendation for you is if you'vegot a chronic infection is certainly get onto it today rather than tomorrow and do somethingabout it, so it doesn't become a condition which is unmanageable even by the very bestian. Any condition is best treated right now and nipped in the bud before it gets outof hand and becomes chronic.
So I hope that answers the question thereabout the consequences of longterm chronic yeast infections if left untreated.