Candida hypersensitivity syndrome
Candida hypersensitivity syndromeCandida syndrome, yeast syndrome
A controversial condition attributed to an overgrowth of Candida albicans on mucosae, especially of vagina and GI tract Etiology CHS has been linked to various agents, ranging from overuse of antibiotics to OCs, and pregnancy Clinical Chronic GI complaints–eg bloating, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, anxiety, depression, loss of memory, poor concentration, fatigue, infections, irritability, depression, headache, mood swings, nasal congestion, weight gain Diagnosis Based on a questionnaire–!!! rather than blood or tissue studies Treatment Nystatin. See Candidiasis, Crook diet, Yeast connection.
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