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Signs And Symptoms Of Citrobacter Freundii Overgrowth

August 24, 2019

Greetings! Eric Bakker. Naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher, and formulator
of the CanXida range of supplements. Thanks for checking out my video today. We’re doing another one in the Citrobacter
freundii series, so you may have just previously watched a video called “What is Citrobacter?” So, if you haven’t, check it out. We’re going to talk about how you know if
you’ve got a Citrobacter infection. Well, this particular bacterial infection
can be quite hard to pick, unless you’re doing a specialized stool test, but I generally
find that some of the stool symptoms include pain. A bit of a pain around the gut region or the
lower gut region is quite common. Bloating, gas, diarrhea. A stool test will often show this, especially
a comprehensive stool test, and will also very commonly find high levels of inflammation. Citrobacter occurs in many people commonly,
but kept right in balance and in check by many other kinds of bacteria. It can actually become a really big problem,
especially immune compromised people. So, if you’ve got serious stress for years,
you’ve got poor adrenal function, you’ve got fatigue, you’ve got low blood pressure and
you’re cold and a lot of the symptoms are associated with adrenal fatigue, that’s when
these kind of bacteria can cause a lot of symptoms and problems in your body, because
they get the upper hand. They get in there and they create problems. They create inflammation. They jam up your immune system. Bloody diarrhea. Mucus in the stools. These are the sort of symptoms that can sometimes
drive you to the doctor who will refer you to the gastroenterologist, who will do a colonoscopy
or an endoscopy and find nothing. In those cases, do a comprehensive digestive
stool analysis. Three samples, including parasitology. Very important to do for diagnosis. The symptoms as I mentioned often will be
GI related symptoms. Pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea more commonly
than constipation, some blood people can pass out in the stools. Those are the common ones. As I mentioned in the previous video, it can
be linked to meningitis kind of symptoms and severe urinary tract infections that can also
be cultured in the urine with very bad UTIs. It can sometimes affect the respiratory tract,
but more commonly found in the gut. Citrobacter is found all over the place. It can be on surfaces anywhere. It’s all about cleanliness and hygiene is
the best way to avoid any kind of bacterial overgrowth, but even more importantly is to
have a good immune function to counter these kind of imbalances. Thanks for checking out my video.


  • Reply LeAnn Christy August 19, 2016 at 3:02 am

    So informative, thank you doctor!

  • Reply Nick Parker August 19, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Hello Dr Bakker I had a comprehensive stool test done in July and it said I had no infection yet I have many signs of candida/sibo and also it said there was zero lactobacillus growth which I found a little unstable settling do you have any advice on what my next step should be

  • Reply Gary Nolan August 19, 2016 at 9:37 am

    How do you get rid of it? 🙂

  • Reply M6453H August 20, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Where can I get a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Test? I found one online called Dr. Data.

  • Reply James VonRaynor August 24, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Dear Candida Crusher! For a while now my digestion started to break down, and It seemed that it is kind of a Candida because simptoms were strongest when I consumed fruits like apple or strawberry or other sugary fruits . I tried good quality enzimes , probiotics, anti candida supplements. Only one thing worked. Kohlrabi. Since then I eat a good chunk of kohlrabi 15-20 minutes before every meal and it reduces flatulence considerably . How is that possible. What can be the cause ?

  • Reply Lauren Faylor January 31, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Hi! I have recently been diagnosed with Citobacter. My Functional Doctor says to go to a GI doctor to get antibiotics and alternate that with herbs. I am worried that a conventional GI doctor will not want to do his or will prescribe me the wrong kind. What is my best bet for treatment in this case?

  • Reply Wassim Captan April 24, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Eric, i did a stool sample test after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and it was showing as Citrobacter being high.

    I'm wondering whether the symptoms can mirror what UC would be like and could it be mistaken for it?

    I've been through many treatment meds for UC and none have worked.

    Appreciate the help. Thanks.

  • Reply M.A.O-P Maop June 3, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I have a bad UTI with Citrobacter Freundii since April and despite many antibiotics (Monurol) it is still there and hurts my kidneys badly..Where can I find CanXida Remove?? I bought the Restore one, but Remove is more important and I could not find in USA..How can I buy it from NZ??pls –I appreciate yr response

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

  • Reply Abhilasha Shrestha January 10, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Thanks for educate about the C bacteria F. In addition, i need somthing more about to know on this particular bacteria . Thus , may I have your email address? that would support me to know more about this by emailing to you.

  • Reply Lina Kisieliūtė February 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Can citrobacter freundii cause tryptophan /serotonin deficiency?
    Or candida overgrowth?
    I have it and I don't know how to get rid of it, I'm afraid to take nitrofurantoin because it seems like a really nasty antibiotic…

  • Reply Rebecca Wolbert March 8, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    What about citrobacter amalonaticus? Is it treated the same as citrobacter freundii?

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