Probiotics help against candida infections and thrush
Probiotics like Lactobacillus acidophilus can stimulate the immune system to inhibit Candida and cut down the extent and duration of a Candida overgrowth. When combined with anti-fungal drugs, probiotics can reduce the risk of recurrence or even eliminate the condition.
Probiotics also replace the beneficial bacteria that were reduced when the Candida overgrowth started and they inhibit its further growth through anti-fungal compounds secreted by the good bacteria.
A study published in the US Library of Medicine demonstrates the effectiveness of probiotic therapy in the treatment of fungal colonisation of the GI (gastro-intestinal) tract.
Candida infections can spread
Candida albicans is a yeast fungus and whilst usually harmless, it can 'over-grow' in the mouth, throat or vagina. Infections can spread to infect other organs.
Antibiotics have the ability to disrupt the bacterial populations within the gut, a condition called dysbiosis. This can then also lead to Candida overgrowth.
Candidiasis is linked to several other conditions, including: chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and allergies.
Normally your gut flora have a natural resistance to Candida but this can be reduced during or after antibiotics, by a compromised immune system or sometimes in cases of diabetes.
By reducing the pH of the vaginal tract, probiotic bacteria also make it a hostile environment for yeast growth.
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