Why Doesn’t My Doctor Know More About Candida?

Unfortunately, many conventional doctors are not as well informed about yeast infections as their more enlightened patients would like them to be. Yeast infections have been around for many years, and have become particularly evident since doctors began prescribing antibiotics in the 1950’s. Medical practitioners have been aware of yeast infections for over fifty years but many still believe that yeast infections only occur in women, and some believe that yeast infections do not even exist at all. Here are but of the few reasons why many medical doctors dont know more about candida, or simply do not treat yeast infections at all in their patients:

1.Medical treatments today have become very focused on symptomatic treatment, and doctors don’t tend to look at correcting any underlying functional disturbances, commonly found in those with yeast infections.

2.Unfortunately, another reason why doctors don’t tend to treat yeast infections is that some of their drugs actually contribute to the yeast syndrome, like antibiotics, the oral contraceptive pill and acid blocking drugs.

3.Your doctor may fear treating patients with yeast infections, as it is not the “established norm” and that they may be ridiculed by their colleagues who simply “don’t believe” in yeast infections. This is more common than you may think.

4.Chronic yeast infections are not that easy to eradicate and are best solved by recommending the patient to make appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes, along with specialized products and foods that help eradicate yeasts as well as encourage the proliferation of friendly, beneficial bacteria. Doctors don’t tend to work making these kinds of recommendations in their clinical practice; many just tend to give drugs.

5.Doctors don’t really listen to a patient’s subjective feelings they may share with their medical practitioner. Such feelings may well be “disallowed”, particularly when all the test results appear to be negative as far as conventional pathological testing is concerned.

6.Doctors don’t tend to treat conditions they can’t find positive results for in pathological tests. Most all doctors do not perform the best tests to confirm the diagnosis of yeast infections, the comprehensive digestive stool analysis.

The best thing to do is to switch to a medical or naturopathic doctor who is familiar with yeast infections or give your uninformed doctor a copy of the Candida Crusher. Hopefully in the years to come, many more medical practitioners will know how to recognise and treat yeast infections.