Candida Albicans and Tourettes
Medical studies are still uncovering new information on a plethora of disorders and diseases every day, and Tourettes is no exception to this. Many studies have been conducted to determine what if any effects Candida albicans has on the symptoms of Tourettes.
While some studies are inconclusive, there are other studies that show evidence that Candida albicans is linked to Tourettes directly.
While differences of opinion always abound, there is some research to suggest that Candida albicans yeast when it is found in the patient's intestines can encourage the signs and symptoms of Tourettes. This is a major milestone for those research teams who are working on truly uncovering the exact causes of Tourettes as well as how to solve the disorder.
While every case is different, there are some consistencies for those patients who do have Candida albicans. For those who do not know, Candida albicans is a form of yeast that is found in body.
Many of the patients examined were found to have the Candida albicans yeast, which thrives heavily on carbohydrates and sugar.
There have also been some studies that suggested that some causes of Tourettes could be linked to food sensitivities or even food allergies. Many foods such as corn, wheat, and dairy products have been fingered as suspicious foods.
While time moves on and the questions surrounding the disorder continue to grow, it is clear that there are several types of bacteria that tend to be found in addition to the Candida albicans yeast that help keep the yeast under control.
When the Candida albicans yeast grows out of control, it has been suspected that it causes the Tourettes symptoms to become a larger problem than it would without the Candida albicans. The issues then become a complex matter of trying to limit and control the growth of the Candida albicans, so that the symptoms can begin to recede.
Some additional symptoms of Candida albicans include sugar cravings, weight gain, exhaustion, mental fog, and even fungus and thrush. Some of the factors that can cause the Candida albicans to become a problem range from consuming too many carbohydrates, prescription drugs, and even birth control pills.
As you can see, there are several factors that are contribute to the elevated Candida albicans levels, which can adversely effect even the mildest symptoms of Tourettes. While great amounts of information about the exact link between Tourettes and Candida albicans is relatively, unknown, medical advances are continuously being studied to find the most up to date information possible.
Tourettes itself is classified by a disturbance in the neurotransmitters of the brain. There must be some sort of in balance in order for Tourettes to really appear. Most children are not generally diagnosed with Tourettes while they are very young, and tend to be closer to their teens when it is actively diagnosed.
This leads the questions of how birth control pills can affect the Candida albicans, which in turn affects the Tourettes in young children.
Especially curious is for those who are male, and do not take birth control pills at all, what other factors possibly contribute to their symptoms. In order to be diagnosed with Tourettes the patient must exhibit several different tics, which are classified as random muscle spasms.
Typically, to be diagnosed there must be at least one vocal tic, and several motor tics. Motor tics are those that require the body to move, such as arm, shoulder, or leg movement for example.
Due to the fact that Tourettes is relatively uncommon with only one person for every 1,000 on the high side having the disorder, it makes it complicated to determine exactly how the Candida albicans truly factor in. Is there perhaps some other factor that doctors are not seeing yet? Could there be more triggering the outbreak than just the Candida yeast?
With the studies on trying to determine the exact causes for the increase in Tourettes symptoms when high amount of Candida albicans yeast exist, there is much emphasize lately in how to control the yeast. Many studies are conducted to try to determine exactly how, to safely reduce the levels, without causing further harm to the patient.
There are several products on the market that are herbal remedies, however studies have yet to be conducted to see how these herbal remedies affected patients who have Candida and Tourettes together. There are also studies attempting to determine how effective discontinuing birth control pills in women is, with several recent studies linking an increase in Candida to the pills.
There are currently some anti-fungal therapy treatments that are being studied to see how effective this is at reducing the Candida levels in Tourettes patience as well. There are also several studies that have linked the yeast to blood sugar levels, which is also being actively studied since many whom do have high levels of Candida also have a habit of consuming very large quantities of carbohydrates.
While the overall treatment options for Candida are quite vague at this point, research continues daily to determine which treatment methods are most appropriate when, and how those treatment methods truly effect the symptoms of Tourettes. While learning about the Candida albicans is very important, so is the health and well-being of a Tourettes patient, in order to not agitate the disorder any more than absolutely necessary.
Many patients are willing to participate in the studies, however many patients are also reluctant to allow their children to actively participate in the experimental treatments and studies which does hinder the research. There will at some point be a very clear picture of how the Candida albicans yeast and Tourettes is linked, as well as a concrete way to treat the disorder.
As with all medical conditions we can expect improvements, as the improvements occur, we can also expect to discover more complications until we are able to completely solve the symptoms of Tourettes. With time, we will be able to overcome all of the difficulties that are occurring with the Candida albicans yeast.
About the author:
Steve Driskill is the Author of 'End Your Child's Tics Now!' which can be found at http://www.facialtics.org and deals wit Natural Treatment For Tourettes and how it can be managed with diet.