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I have been diagnosed as having yeast in my lungs. AI once

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I have been diagnosed as having yeast in my lungs. AI once read that the only people with systemic yeast are those with HIV. I don't have HIV so how did I get yeast in my lungs?
Also, I'm trying to take in as little sugar as possible so I need to know what would be the maximum grams of sugar a person can have before it's too much.
I hope I've been clear. Can you help me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

how where you diagnosed as having yeast in your lungs?

who diagnosed you? did you see a pulmonologist to do a bronchoscopy and culture of bronchial washings showed yeast?

have you had a chest CT scan?

yeast and mold can be all around us .

if you have mold in your home, you can breath in mold spores and mold is a type of yeast which can be inhaled into the lungs.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
bronchial washing at University of Davis medical center. Also, I forgot to tell you that they were testing my thyroid and found several nodules. they biopsied the largest and found it benign.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I see

You can get blood testing for HIV but most likely this will be negative

At your age you could have some mild suppression of your immune system which could put you at risk for fungal mold spores in your lungs.

If you have mold in your home or bathroom or basement this can cause some mold spores in your lungs

Most fungal spores in your lungs will be asymptomatic

You can be treated with systemic antifungal agent

Some patients can require surgery to cut out localized areas of fungal infection in the lungs

Have your doctor talked to you about these options ?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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