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I think I may have candida overgrowth. I have been very

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I think I may have candida overgrowth. I have been very fatigued lately and lightheaded. I want to know what candida is and how harmful it is...
What should I do to stop? I know cutting back on alcohol does help but what if I have been drinking moderately over the past 3 years and just stop cold turkey? isnt that dangerous?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

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I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Where do you have candida overgrowth?

Since when are you having this issue?
Do you have any other symptom? or past illness?
Did you have any test?
Did you consult doctor or take any measure?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I dont have a past illness, I don't know where my overgrowth is... I have a blood test but have not received results...
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Then why do you think it is candida?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I did the saliva test at home... Where you spit in a cup of clear water. Does that not work?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

The saliva test is decent but not very accurate.

You see, there is always some candida in the mouth, most of the time it will be positive.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Candida is a fungus, something that is on the skin and in the mouth normally.

But sometimes it overgrows and affects the internal organs or even the skin.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Okay, and what about my light hotheadedness and brain fog?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Well it could be that you have a baseline infection either with a bacteria or virus or candida.

The est thing to do is to decrease your carbohydrate intake (bread, rice, sugars) so that you can prevent the organisms from growing. So that will eventually lead them to decrease in volume and die out. That should reverse your feeling of fatigue and lightheadedness eventually.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

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You can always post follow up questions if you have them.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Please rate this answer if you don't have any other questions so that I can get paid for it.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can I share my blood test with you?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Of course, please upload it.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did you get them?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

I haven’t yet but sometimes it takes a moment.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Let me know if you get them
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Hasn’t come through, maybe try again.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

I see it.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Your labs all look great, what questions do you have for me regarding them?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just didn't know how to read them
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did they check my liver?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Yes they checked your liver, it was normal.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Okay so what could this light headeded/anxiety feeling be from?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

As we discussed before:

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Well it could be that you have a baseline infection either with a bacteria or virus or candida.

The est thing to do is to decrease your carbohydrate intake (bread, rice, sugars) so that you can prevent the organisms from growing. So that will eventually lead them to decrease in volume and die out. That should reverse your feeling of fatigue and lightheadedness eventually.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Okay thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Not a problem!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
One more thing before I accept. Did it say anything about red and white blood cell count?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Also, just so you know. I did fast 12 hours before but had about 5 beers before 11 pm that night and had my blood test at 11:30 am the next day.Will this affect it?
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Your red and white blood cell counts were normal.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

If you fasted then it wouldn’t matter if you drank the alcohol, it shouldn’t have affected the blood tests.

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