One Cause of Candida Growth Found

We know that the basic reason for yeast infections is the overproduction of thee Candida fungus. The overgrowth results in vaginal itching and other problems. If the reason the body allows this overgrowth to occur can be discovered, then the solution is changing the body’s response mechanism so that the overproduction of Candida is significantly reduced.


One of the causes has been discovered in medical research, with its findings published in Nature Communications. Dr. Glen Palmer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, describes the problem from a non-technical view. “It’s a bit like the fungus is listening in to the conversations our immune system is having so it can best determine how to react and survive in our tissues.”

This means that everything is not as it seems. The Candida fungus is not overproducing as an uncontrolled process of our bodies, but that it is exhibiting the same self-preservation tendencies that many living organisms have. The body’s immune system is designed to keep the growth under control, but the Candida has found a way to bypass the immune system defenses for the sake of its own survival.

The problem is not with the presence of the fungus on our bodies, as it is naturally occurring and is not a problem until it gets out of control. The findings of the research involve all complications of Candida overgrowth, including yeast infections and invasive candidiasis. One plan of attack is to suppress the listening function of the fungus, resulting in severely limiting Candida’s growth or eliminating it altogether.

By understanding what natural physiological systems are involved in the production and overgrowth of Candida, the more natural solutions can be developed to reduce the possibility of contracting yeast infections or other Candida related infections. These alternatives are far superior to man-made medications that have the potential for side effects and other unforeseen complications.

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