Yeast Infections/Candida Specialist in Boca Raton, FL

Yeast Infections/Candida Specialist in Boca Raton, FL

Three out of four women experience Candidiasis, more commonly referred to as Candida or a yeast infection, in their lifetimes, and men too with less prevalence. This fungal condition occurs most frequently in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts, male or female genital areas, or the mouth.

Yeast infections, in some patients, become a recurrent and seemingly intractable medical condition that is not easily eradicated - but here at Manhattan Integrative Medicine, we have seen great success with our patients. To schedule your consultation with Florida’s top Yeast Infections/Candida specialist, complete the form below or call us at (754) 247-0122 today!

What is a Candida Yeast Infection?

The condition, formally known as Candidiasis, is caused by the overgrowth of Candida, a common fungus. There are more than 20 species of Candida, of which Candida albicans is the most common. Skin and diaper rashes, thrush, vaginal infections, and nail-bed infections are some examples of a Candida yeast infection.

Causes of Yeast Infections/Candida

Moist and warm areas of the body offer ideal conditions for the Candida fungi to thrive – leading to infection. Yeast Infections/Candida can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Hormonal changes which can be triggered by a woman’s menstrual cycle, the presence of sperm or birth control pills
  • Dietary factors (e.g., poor diet, excessive sugar intake, etc.)
  • Certain medications, especially broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Intimate exposure to someone with a severe yeast infection (e.g., bathing in a tub used by someone who is infected or sexual relations)
  • Certain medical conditions like diabetes or certain thyroid disorders
  • Stress
  • Weakened immune system
  • Being overweight

Low-level inflammation throughout the body is often seen in people with Yeast Infections/Candida. Candida colonization appears to exacerbate inflammation, and it is believed to be both a contributory cause of the condition and a result from the condition.

There has also been research into the connection between autoimmune disease and Yeast Infections/Candida.

Symptoms of Yeast Infections/Candida

Symptoms will vary depending on where the yeast infection occurs. With vaginal infections, symptoms may include:

  • thick white discharge
  • itching in the vagina and surrounding outer tissue
  • burning while urinating
  • pain during intercourse
  • frequent UTIs

In oral candidiasis, which is commonly known as thrush, you may see the following symptoms:

  • thick, lacy patches on the palate, tongue, or elsewhere in the mouth
  • bleeding in underlying tissue
  • difficulty eating
  • pain or dysfunction in internal organs, especially in people with weakened immune systems

Yeast overgrowth can also lead to GI conditions like IBS, gastric ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.

Diagnosing Candida/Yeast Infections

We will do a physical examination, take a medical history, and collect information specifically on your recent use of antibiotics, diet, stress factors, as well as your past experience with yeast infections in order to diagnose Candidiasis. Testing is also key: blood, urine, and stool cultures can reveal the presence of Candida.

Treatment for Yeast Infections/Candida

At Manhattan Integrative Medicine, we offer creative root-cause approaches to treating these hard-to-treat conditions – and we develop a keen understanding and a treatment plan that addresses the wholeness of who you are. The treatment for a Candida infection involves four steps.

The first step is to use antifungal drugs such as Nizoral, Diflucan, or Sporanox. These need to be administered under medical supervision to monitor for side effects. Additional medication may also be prescribed to protect the liver. Patients need to be monitored for toxicity levels as the Candida release toxins as they die.

The second step in the treatment program is to reduce nutrient availability to the yeast. The patient needs to change their diet to eliminate sugars and complex carbohydrates.

In the third step, we reintroduce normal, beneficial bacteria to the gut.

The final step is to strengthen the immune system by following a proper diet that includes a supply of fresh fruits and vegetables.

A comprehensive health evaluation can help us to understand what is causing the complex array of health issues that has led to the development of Yeast Infections/Candida in your case. It is not effective to treat Candidiasis if it is triggered by certain lifestyle factors, medications, or medical conditions and those are not addressed. It will simply return. For instance, if you have Hypothyroidism then treating that medical condition could be quite helpful in addressing your Yeast Infections/Candida.

We can dramatically impact the incidence of Yeast Infections/Candida with other approaches, including:

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Dr. David Borenstein is a top functional medicine practitioner in Florida who recognizes that each individual patient requires a treatment regimen tailored to an individual health profile and specific symptoms. Dr. Borenstein has an established history of helping his patients overcome Yeast Infections/Candida.

Don’t transition through your health challenges alone. New treatment options can have a profound effect on your health and conditions like Yeast Infections/Candida. Call Manhattan Integrative Medicine in Boca Raton FL at (754) 247-0122 for an initial phone consultation or complete our quick online form.

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