Your Questions Answered: Red Rice, Candida Tropicalis & Burning Urine

Question: Good evening, I’m having red rice yeast for lowering my cholesterol and I want to know if any problem trying with Canxida Remove. Can I have both ?

Red yeast rice is produced by fermenting rice, which results in the growth of a specific strain of yeast on the rice. In essence, when consuming red yeast rice, you’re ingesting a fungus. For individuals with a Candida issue, fermented products containing yeast might pose a problem. However, red yeast rice by itself is not likely the primary cause of Candida. Diets high in sugar, carbohydrates, and exposure to environmental toxins typically play significant roles as the main contributors to Candida issues. If you suspect a yeast problem, you might consider discontinuing the red rice yeast extract.

There are alternative natural therapies effective in cholesterol reduction. Consider limiting or avoiding meat while increasing your intake of anti-inflammatory plant foods. Vegetables, berries, omega-3 rich nuts such as walnuts, flax, chia, and soy are all excellent choices. Including wild fish and bone broth in your diet can also be beneficial, as both are known anti-inflammatory foods. Incorporating soluble fiber into your diet can be advantageous as it binds to excess cholesterol. Psyllium, phytosterols, and ground flax seeds are established supplements known to lower cholesterol levels, with the latter being especially rich in soluble fiber.

Question: Can Candida Tropicalis or any species transfer to the eyes and cause symptoms of itching (mostly), some burning and lots of tearing and clear discharge. Doctors want to call it allergy so need the name of an anti-fungal eye solution please. Thank you

Yeast and other fungi can infect the outer layer of the eye, leading to serious chronic infections that can be challenging to treat. Candida albicans, a common yeast, is known to cause corneal infections. These infections typically manifest after instances of eye trauma, which may include surgery or transplants. Moreover, candida is linked with contact lens use, steroid use, and the consumption of immunosuppressants.

The yeast form of candida, when infecting the cornea, can lead to the formation of biofilms. These biofilms, once formed, show a heightened resistance to antimicrobial agents, making them a significant cause of infection. To treat fungal eye infections, several treatments are available. These range from antifungal eye drops to antifungals that are injected directly into the eye, and oral antifungals such as Fluconazole. Notably, Natamycin serves as an effective eye drop antifungal medication, especially potent against fungal infections on the outer eye layer caused by fungi like Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Candida.

It’s essential to engage in discussions with a healthcare professional regarding the appropriate treatment options. If conventional antifungal treatments are not yielding desired results, natural antimicrobial therapy might help in addressing potential gut yeast overgrowth. While this method can assist in restoring gut health, especially if symptoms of gut dysbiosis are evident, it may not guarantee treatment for localized infections, such as ocular fungal infections.

Question: For 3 months I have had frequent urination w/burning and bladder pain in the evenings. After a urine test it was found I have crystals and candida. A 6 mm stone was found in my kidney during an ultrasound. I have been on a vegan diet for 8 years, and have eliminated all sugars and flours for the past 5 months. Can candida be the source of my bladder discomfort? I have had no discharges or foul smells. I am 68, women with great energy, and I exercise often. What can I do to get rid of this discomfort? Thanks!

Common symptoms of UTIs include frequent urination, a burning sensation during urination, pain in the lower abdomen, and an unusual urine odor. Urinary tract infections are more prevalent in older women due to their shorter urethra compared to men, making it easier for bacteria to travel from the vagina to the urethra.

As women undergo menopause, significant hormonal changes occur, impacting the vaginal environment. These changes include a decrease in pH and a shift in beneficial bacteria. Post-menopausal women may not maintain the right pH balance in their vagina, and when this balance is disturbed, it increases the risk of infections in the urinary tract.

Topical estrogen is an effective treatment for postmenopausal women. It promotes the growth of lactobacillus, lowers vaginal pH, and prevents the vaginal colonization of E. Coli and yeast. Studies have shown that topical estrogen can reduce the incidence of UTIs in postmenopausal women. Vaginal estrogens often have fewer side effects than their oral counterparts and antibiotic therapy.

Probiotics are also beneficial. They work to restore normal flora and are a proven strategy to reduce the frequency of UTIs. For those experiencing an active infection, vaginal probiotic suppositories can be beneficial. Additionally, taking a high-quality oral probiotic can help prevent further infections. Cranberry extract supplements are recommended for UTI prevention. Cranberries contain compounds that prevent bladder colonization by E. coli and yeast from attaching to the vaginal mucosa. Moreover, cranberry extract possesses anti-inflammatory properties that decrease pathogenic bacteria and lower UTI frequency.

Disclaimer: The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.