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How Long Do Candida Infections Last?

August 16, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher, formulator of the CanXida line of dietary supplements. Thanks for tuning in. I’ve got another question today from a lady
in Canada and she’s saying here, “Eric, how long do Candida yeast infections last?” I’m not sure if this lady is talking about
a vaginal yeast infection or a gut related infection or something maybe more superficially. Infections can last a long, long time. I’ve had some patients I’ve worked with that
have had Candida for 20 to 30 years. I’ve had many other people that I’ve worked
with that have had Candida infections for three, four, five years. I would say the average person I see has had
an infection between one to five years on average. But in saying that, I’ve also seen many other
people who’ve had infections very recently like only for six months. The longer you’ve had a condition for, the
harder it is to eradicate. The shorter you’ve had a condition for, the
easier it is to eradicate. It’s quite simple. You’ve got a lot less momentum when it comes
to eradication of something you’ve recently had. When something is set into the body, Candida
for 20/30 years, there’s a lot of other issues that you face as well. Generally, a very poorly balanced gut microflora. There could be some parasites there. It could be other bad bacteria there, but
they’ll be a big mismatch of a heck of a mess inside your gut that needs fixing up. Infections last as long as you allow them
to last. Poverty lasts as long in western world as
long as a person allows themselves to stay put, doesn’t want to get motivated to do something
about it. And you’re going to say, “That’s not true. There’s a lot of people on the street that
can’t make money and they’re there not because of their choice,” but many people are there
because of their choice. It’s the same with many people I see who stay
infected or don’t get better, it’s because of their choice. Now that choice maybe because they had the
wrong call. They took antibiotics. They could’ve wrecked their gut or they were
doing other treatments. They didn’t think they had Candida or they
basically just didn’t care. They just kept on going and going and got
sicker and sicker as a result. So if you want to recover from Candida, the
first thing that you really want to do is make sure that you’ve got a yeast infection
in the first place. You can do that with some testing, some careful
analysis, by seeing a doctor who understands about Candida and can treat that. Let’s just say you’ve had Candida for 20 years,
how long will it take to get rid of? Well, that really depends on you. It depends on your commitment. It depends on how hard you want to push yourself. I generally don’t like people to recover fast
if they’ve been sick for a long time. I prefer them to recover slowly over a period
of time. But it really depends on the person. Some people are tough. They’re quite hardy and they can handle a
stronger treatment. Other people can’t, they’re more sensitive
and they don’t tend to be able to take that kind of treatment very well. So there is no limit to how fast you can recover,
but there is a limit to how much discomfort that you would like to feel, if you get my
point. Some people don’t mind feeling really bad
for a month or two and sometimes it can take two to three months of pushing a person quite
hard to eradicate the fungus in the body. Other times, it’s a simple fix. No two cases are alike. To answer the question, how long does a yeast
infection last? As long as you allow it to last. Diagnosis, testing, treatment, maybe rechecking,
and you should be good to go. And remember, if you do have a yeast infection
and you eradicate it, it’s very important to make sure that you don’t get complacent
and within three to six months slide back into that again by adopting what you did that
got you there in the first place. Everybody can make a mistake, but only fools
make a mistake repeatedly. I hope this video was of use to you. If it’s a vaginal yeast infection and you’ve
had it a long, long time, it’s something that you really want to get on top of and get it
sorted. So make sure that you see the appropriate
doctor and get treatment for that women’s yeast infection. So I hope that answers your question. The answer basically is, how long is a piece
of rope? Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply generousg83 September 18, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Would diflucan be ok for an extreme case of systemic yeast infections?

  • Reply shane agnew September 18, 2017 at 4:02 am

    i have had oral thrush for 5 weeks i have been eating just green vegetables for 5 weeks using nilstat and now difflucan, rinsing with coconut oil, salt water and tea tree oil in water anything else you can suggest

  • Reply Philip Greenwald September 20, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I have had it going on 3 years but waited a while to treat it

  • Reply Dr23rippa September 26, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    How would Ciprofloxacin deal with this problem if at all?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

  • Reply Mercenary 1914 July 13, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Hi. I am just discovering this week I have candida. Now that I know the symptoms and after so many different doctors visits I can say I had candida since about 2002 or 2003. So for 15 years?

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