Experienced Candida Doctor in NYC
Get Natural, Holistic Treatment for Candida
DR. DEAN MITCHELL & DR. RICKI MITCHELL ARE SPECIALISTS IN TREATING CANDIDA OVERGROWTH
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE CANDIDA?
If you suffer from bloating, intense vaginal itching, burning and discharge, have repeated sinus or yeast infections, athlete’s foot or just feel unfocused, exhausted or depressed all the time, you may have Candida. It is more common than you think. The good news is you can beat this condition.
We have the diagnostic tools to help confirm Candida and rebuild your immune system. Our original 3-step process involves dietary changes with your custom Candida diet, vitamin and herb regiments and using Candida sublingual drops. Once we have you back to normal, the Momentum phase keeps you on track so you won’t backslide.
SYMPTOMS OF CANDIDA
Candida has several different names: yeast, fungi, Candida hypersensitivity syndrome. It also frequently co-occurs with other syndromes. Anyone with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for instance, probably has a problem with Candida–although people with Candida may not have either one. If you have the following symptoms, the chances are Candida is playing a role:
- Gastrointestinal: Bloating, Constipation & Irritable bowel
- Pelvic: Vaginal Itchy & discharge, burning
- Skin: Rashes
- Sinuses: Sinus congestion/ pressure
- Neurological: lack of focus, poor concentration & anxiety/ depression
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR CANDIDA?
You are also at risk for Candida overgrowth if you have been on long-term antibiotics, or multiple courses of antibiotics for acne or respiratory infections. If you have been on birth control pills or used topical or oral corticosteroids this may contribute as well. Finally, a diet that has been high in carbohydrates and simple sugar puts you at high risk.
Our doctors, Dr. Ricki and Dr. Dean Mitchell specialize in treating candida overgrowth with natural, holistic treatments and a healthy diet plan that reduces candida growth in the body.
It’s Easy to Know if You Have Candida – All It Takes is a Simple Skin Test
Common Signs of Candida
There are several common symptoms associated with candida, and they can be much more extensive than simple digestive discomfort. Candida albicans overgrowth might lead to bloating and constipation, diarrhea, frequent rashes or infection of the skin, chronic fatigue, irritability, mood swings, poor focus, and regular cravings for sugar and other refined carbohydrates. Because many of these symptoms can be seen with other conditions, an accurate diagnosis is important for the treatment of candida. Blood, urine, or stool testing may indicate an overgrowth of candida yeast in the body.
WHAT IS CANDIDA?
Your body’s natural functions are supported by a wide range of microorganisms that live on the skin and inside the body to assist in processes like fighting off infections and digesting food.
Candida is a yeast that lives in our bodies primarily in the mouth and intestines, working in harmony with good bacteria in the digestive system to support digestion and nutrient absorption. Typically, Candida lives in harmony with the healthy bacteria of the digestive tract. But antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, or even simply an increase in sugar consumption can lead to a Candida albicans overgrowth, which can seriously impact your health.
While this yeast is generally beneficial to the body, it can become harmful when it overgrows and starts to impair the function of healthy bacteria in the gut. When this occurs, you may experience a number of symptoms that might reduce your quality of life and affect your overall health. At Mitchell Medical Group, you can find effective, holistic treatment for candida that will help you get back to normal with healthy digestion and reduced discomfort.
Some doctors think that an overgrowth of Candida isn’t a problem. We completely disagree.
Candida impacts quality of life. People can’t concentrate, feel bloated, have trouble breathing and often feel depressed. Over the years, we have seen first-hand how treating this fungus properly can dramatically increases my patients’ well-being.
Learn more about the 4 stages of Candida Overgrowth.
Causes of Candida
Individuals who have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or certain autoimmune disorders may be at a higher risk for developing candida. Some other causes include the use of birth control pills, prolonged antibiotic use, and poor dietary habits. Candida feeds on sugar, so it may flourish when someone has a diet high in sugar, simple carbohydrates, or alcohol.
Holistic Candida Treatment
Treating Candida can be challenging, and may require lifestyle changes.
It can take several weeks or even months to fully treat candida, because many lifestyle changes are needed to support the treatment process. In fact, the first step in your treatment may be a transition in your diet to eliminate sugar, most carbohydrates, and dairy. Some patients may even need to avoid gluten altogether. Once dietary changes have been established, the use of probiotics and herbal anti-yeast supplements can reestablish the balance between healthy gut bacteria and candida yeast. Sometimes a prescription anti-fungal will be necessary as well. If problems persist following these treatment options, sublingual immunotherapy can offer a convenient, effective option for long-term yeast control.
The first treatment approach is diet. We DO NOT tell our patients to avoid all yeast products, as this is extremely difficult. But we do ask them to eliminate all sugar, white carbohydrates, alcohol, and dairy. In addition, we sometimes recommend avoiding gluten.
After several weeks of this diet, we add some form of probiotics, herbal anti-yeast products, and, in some cases, a prescription anti-fungal. This treatment takes several months, but for many people it is enough to bring about significant improvement.
For those patients whose symptoms keep recurring, or simply don’t go away, we use sublingual immunotherapy to build up the immune system. At Mitchell Medical Group in NYC and Long Island we also have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all allergies. We often prescribe under-the-tongue drops, which are safer and more convenient than other forms of treatment.
To schedule an appointment with Mitchell Medical Group where you can discuss your candida symptoms, give us a call today at (212) 397-0157.
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Why Choose Us?
- Board Certified Immunologist
- Proven Holistic & Natural Treatments
- Leading Expert in Sublingual Immunotherapy
- Original 3-Step Treatment Process
- Specialize in Solving Tough, Difficult Cases
- Focus on Treating Whole Patient, Not Just Specific Organ
- Treatment Using IV Vitamin Therapy
- Trains Physicians Across U.S. on Allergy Drops