Yeast Overgrowth Specialist

Taylor Family Practice

Natural Hormone Therapy & Comprehensive Family Medicine located in Humble, TX

Yeast infections are common problems for both women and men and may lead to further health complications. It’s essential to ensure yeasts are killed to avoid these issues, and Jill Taylor, DO, of Taylor Family Practice in Humble, Texas, provides a comprehensive treatment program to eradicate yeast infections. Call the clinic today and make an appointment, or book using the online tool.

Yeast Overgrowth Q & A

What are yeast infections?

Yeasts are organisms related to molds and fungi that grow in warm, moist conditions when the body’s natural defenses are down. There are many different strains of yeasts. Usually, the presence of good bacteria in a healthy body prevent yeasts from growing.

Unfortunately, antibiotics that fight harmful bacterial infections also kill off the good bacteria, allowing yeasts to gain a foothold and swiftly multiply. One of the most common yeast infections is thrush, which flourishes in the vagina if the good bacteria that provide a barrier to the vagina’s lining are lost.

What are the symptoms of yeast infections?

You may experience one or more of these symptoms if you have a yeast infection:

  • Mood issues
  • Bloating
  • Allergies
  • Rectal itching
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Sinus congestion
  • Skin rashes or hives
  • Respiratory infections
  • Cramping and gas
  • Difficulty concentrating

Yeast infections cause common skin conditions such as thrush, jock itch, and athlete’s foot, but the presence of yeast in your body also causes the release of toxins that depress the immune system and make it more vulnerable to allergic reactions.

Many people then become trapped in a cycle of taking more antibiotics that kill more good bacteria and cause a further increase in yeast levels.

You may not be aware that increased levels of yeast in your system can make you allergic to yeast, and as a consequence, allergic to food products which contain yeast, such as wine, beer, and bread.

What treatments are available for yeast infections?

The exact treatment Dr. Taylor prescribes depends on the type of yeast infection you have, which she’ll determine at your consultation. Replacing the beneficial bacteria is essential, so reintroducing the correct strains of bacteria to your body and encouraging their growth is a vital first step.

In the case of vaginal thrush, estrogen imbalance is known to be responsible for an increased risk of developing a yeast infection, so Dr. Taylor checks your estrogen levels and prescribes natural, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy if required.

To rid yourself of troublesome yeast infections and prevent them from returning, visit Dr. Taylor at Taylor Family Practice. Call the clinic today or book an appointment online.