Candida albicans are yeast cells that consume substances such as sugar in order to survive, usually living in harmony with other bacterial flora present in and on the body. Candida overgrowth may occur when our internal environment is disrupted, resulting in a wide range of mental and physical symptoms. This page’s resources describe yeast’s role and connection to the human microbiome, as well as the impact of yeast on health issues such as endometriosis.
A growing consensus among healthcare practitioners is that disorders such as fibromyalgia and endometriosis may be yeast-related.
BORIC ACID FOR TREATMENT-RESISTANT VAGINAL INFECTIONS
Vaginal infections may become resistant to standard drugs, but boric acid is a mild antiseptic with anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Candida produces estrogen-like compounds that may disrupt normal hormonal function. Candida may also induce inflammation.
Endometriosis is a fairly common but poorly understood disease that is frequently undetected, untreated, and misdiagnosed.
Learn more about endometriosis in this interview with Mary Lou Ballweg, founder of and Executive Director for the Endometriosis Association.
ENDOMETRIOSIS, YEAST, AND HORMONES
Many women with endometriosis have yeast allergies. Increased hormone blood levels may cause yeast to overgrow, exacerbating endometriosis symptoms.
HORMONES, PROBIOTICS, AND THE HUMAN MICROBIOME
Microbial imbalance in our gut can affect other systems in the body, including the hormonal system.
THE HUMAN MICROBIOME
The microbiome helps processes such as digestion and immune health, but factors such as yeast may upset microbial balance and inhibit these processes.
INTERVIEW WITH ELENA MCHERRON
This interview delves into Elena McHerron’s personal experience with health problems, misdiagnoses, and less-than-helpful treatments.
STOPPING THE LYME DISEASE CYCLE
Even with antibiotic treatments, patients with Lyme disease may get sicker due to a compromised immune system, hormone imbalance, and yeast overgrowth.
The coating on the tongue is associated with an overgrowth of yeast and is generally treated with antifungals.
Candida albicans is a normal part of the digestive system. Probiotics have been shown to help restore and maintain the normal yeast-bacteria balance in the body.
Conventional treatment of yeast infections relies on antifungal drugs, which eliminate the immediate infection but do not address the underlying cause.
YEAST HORMONE CHART
Our pharmacists on staff at Women’s International Pharmacy have compiled this chart to represent some of the more frequently-prescribed regimens for yeast.
YEAST SYMPTOMS ASSESSMENT
Women’s International Pharmacy has compiled an assessment to help you and your healthcare practitioner monitor various yeast symptoms.
REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
For more information regarding yeast and its effect on hormone balance, fill out our Information Request Form and we will send you a Yeast Information Packet.