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worried2002.
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STRESS: causes everything
      #34075 - 05/10/02 03:56 AM

We tought stress didn't cause candidiasis, in fact stress does cause even candidiasis:

"Cause

Oral candidiasis is caused by the fungus called Candida. Everyone has small quantities of the fungus in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin. In healthy persons, "friendly" bacteria and the immune system prevent the fungus from causing disease. However, a damaged or weakened immune system, as can be the case in HIV disease, makes it easier for Candida to grow and cause disease.

Certain drugs can alter the natural organisms in the mouth, which can then promote the growth of Candida. These include the extended use of antibiotics, steroids and oral contraceptives with a high estrogen content. Other factors that may stimulate Candida growth include: diabetes, pregnancy, iron, folate, vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency and using antihistamines. Factors that may weaken the immune system -- from cancer chemotherapy to stress and depression -- can also cause candidiasis."

http://www.thebody.com/pinf/candida/candida0.html




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Re: STRESS: causes everything new
      #34082 - 05/10/02 11:23 AM

nice post w02. here's an idea for everyone. go to www.google.com and type, "stress immune system" leave out the quotation marks of course. pretty interesting article come up on this search. do i still think i am HIV poz? yes, but it really helps and makes sense to read this stuff. lol.



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Re: STRESS and aids new
      #34119 - 05/10/02 04:40 PM

Can stress cause aids cas I know someone who was hiv negative who died from stress and he looked like he had aids.



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Re: STRESS and aids new
      #34165 - 05/11/02 09:16 AM

Whoa that would have been a really sever case of stress. Well if stress can impair the immune system we can infer that stress MIGHT cause a NON-HIV AIDS-like illness, but i never have seen a documented case, i'll research a bit.



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Re: STRESS and aids new
      #34193 - 05/11/02 07:49 PM

I think stress over a long period can if its part of your liestyle and such.



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