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Candidiasis And Yogurt

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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probiotic yogurt

Hello, some studies show that probiotic yogurt can increase CD4 counts, but others show risks to those with compromised immune systems taking probiotics. What are your thoughts? I have been on HIV therapy for nearly 3 years and have not yet...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Thanks for this interesting question.Researchers have discovered that the human body hosts 100 trillion mostly benign bacteria, which help digest food, program the immune system, prevent infection, and even influence mood and behavior.Everybody... Read more »

Does Vitamin A, B12, Zinc, and Yogurt help increase T-Cell count?

Dear Dr. Hellerstein:I have read and heard that Vitamin A, B12, Zinc, and Yogurt helps increase T-Cell count, is this true? If true, what daily food diet schedule is safe and best to follow?Sincerely Appreciative,Jose R.Tarzana Treatment...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
I wish it were true! But I have yet to see any good evidence that these dietary treatments do help the T cell count.These factors in the diet all have benefits in other ways, especially for someone who may be eating poorly or losing weight. But... Read more »

Candidiasis

Disculpe, como se presenta usualmente la candidiasis oral en pacientes que viven con el vih? que es la candidiasis eritematosa?...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hola,Primero, tpicamente las personas viviendo con VIH no se encuentran con la candidiasis oral hasta que sus clulas CD4 disminuyan debajo de 250. Se manifiesta como algodoncillo en la lengua, en la parte interna de los carrillos, en el paladar y en... Read more »

Que es la candidiasis?

He leido muchos comentarios sobre la candidiasis bucal, pero no se en que consiste. Les pido que me la expliquen, sobre todo asociada al VIH. Muchas gracias. ...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
La candidiasis oral es una condicin causada por el hongo Candida albicans demostrando lesiones en forma de parcho blanco en la lengua, mejillas, paladar blando y esofago, las cuales pueden ser muy dolorosas y progresivas. Existe tratamiento... Read more »
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itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

Yogurt for mild thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've noticed that regular yogurt (with acidophilus) seems to help with mild thrush. Could this be my imagination or does this really work? Read more »

Yogurt to maybe help with digestion

Posted by mom2w, 2 Replies
Hi,

Have any of you used yogurt to help with digestion or replacing good bacteria from diarrhea
and antibiotics?

Thank you,
mom2w
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Candidiasis, aver si me sacas de la duda dani.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dani, tengo entendido ke la candidiasis es una infeccion muy comun que no tieen ke estar relacionada forzosamente con el vih, ahora bien, es normal desarrollar candidiais un paciente 4 meses despues de la relacion de riesgo ( contando con que... Read more »