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The Connection Between Bladder Infection and Candida

August 13, 2019

Greetings. Erik Bakker. New Zealand naturopath. Gonna, today, talk about really the connect
between bladder infection, urinary infections, and yeast infections, or candida problem. Many, many, many people I’ve seen over the
years have complained about vaginal yeast infections, but also I’ve seen thousands of
people with urinary tract infections and kidney infections, all kinds of infections, involving
the urogenital tract. So, if we have a look, typically a urinary
tract infection, one of the most common denominators is E. Coli, Escherichia coli, or a bacteria
that commonly lives in the digestive tract. It can easily get in through the urethra,
particularly in women, because it’s a lot shorter than in men, and cause a UTI, or urinary
tract infection. There are other kinds of bugs that can affect
the urinary tract, as well. Yeast can easily get into the urethra, especially
around that area there, for women, it’s much more common than it is for men. And it can often, again, be transferred from
the rectal area because about one in four people have got candida commonly living in
the digestive system. So, it’s not hard for candida to get in around
the urethra area and it can ascend. It can cause problems in the ureters and in
the bladder. I’ve even see and heard of people getting
fungal kidney infections. There are different types of fungi that can
affect the urinary tract. A more rare form of yeast affecting the urinary
tract is Aspergillosis, but there are many other forms that can potentially affect it
as well. So, sometimes cultures will pick them up,
sometimes they won’t pick them up. So, yes, it can occur. I’ve written an extensive page on urinary
tract infection on You can have a look at that. Very long page. It explains about E. Coli, explains about
the best treatment for UTIs. There’s a huge amount of information on that
page, but it’s not that hard to distinguish between often a bacterial infection and a
candida infection involving the urinary tract. We tend to look for, particularly if it affects
the vaginal area, we look for discharge and itch, and cultures will often pick this up,
particularly in the early stages, a culture will really reveal what the problem is in
this area. Women on immunosuppressive drugs are very
much more common to getting this problem. Also, older women where their estrogen levels
drop off, because estrogen has a big effect on the integrity of the urinary tract, and
as the levels decline, they can be more prone towards infections and women can get urinary
tract infections at different stages of their lives, for different reasons as well. But the connection is certainly there between
candida and a urinary tract infection. Absolutely. So, if in doubt, get it checked out, and get
some cultures done to find out what’s wrong, and then get the appropriate treatment. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Raj Kamal December 23, 2017 at 4:12 am

    A doctor told me that Candida is absolutely normal all the humans have Candida in their guts. Its very important part of the gut flora. Also we should nvr stop consuming grains which give us energy and help repairing the damaged tissues in our body. I stopped eating grains for one week and became more sick and exhausted now I eat grains but in a limited quantity. I never believe the doctors who say grains are bad for our health or spread infection. We humans have been living on grains for millions & millions of years you can't suddenly remove it from your diet.
    Also from my experience I must tell you that sugar is also an important part of your diet our body requires it our brain needs it but we should always set a limit.

  • Reply Kyle Cullen December 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    ppl, You can cure candida with eating fruit. I cured mine with only fruit. Fruit sugar does no feed candida because it was simple sugar and not a complex carb. if you have candida, your lymphatic system is blocked and is not moving, once you get your kidneys going and move your lymph you will get rid of candida. but dont eat fruit with fat. eat fruit by itself and you will get candida gone

  • Reply Daniel Ferreira December 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Just what I needed at the right time.. thank you I’m a huge fan.. also you remind me of Robert Williams <3

  • Reply CmonSon6492 January 9, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Dr Bakker, I had a question about oxalic acid and candida. I recently had a urinalysis done and my oxalic acid levels were through the roof! My body is retaining too many oxalates and it is also negatively affecting my health. I'm stuck on the chicken or the egg debate with this. Did the oxalate sensitivity come from the candida overgrowth itself or is this a result of the diet changes I made to fight the Candida. Granted I eat a lot of oxalate containing foods (green veggies, nuts, spices, etc.) Do you think it's wise to begin a low oxalate diet, to refine my diet even further ON TOP of the Candida diet? Or just let it run it's course. I'm pretty frustrated because I feel like I can't eat anything anymore…

  • Reply Mr. M Knight January 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    How. Do. You. Get. Rid. Of. The. Yeast. In. The. Urethra?

  • Reply EmbraceWithin January 12, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    My bladder only holds 200ml, is it possible this is caused by the candida? When i was taking uva ursi it improved for a while, but of course i haven't addressed my iron overload which is no doubt feeding the candida, have already done blood letting twice and bought lactobacillus acidophilus. I hope this helps me, this issue is chronic and it's affecting me so much, i go pee way too much!

  • Reply Salma Hammou January 20, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Hi dr. I have been suffering from what i thought a bacterial UTI drs have been giving me antibiotics for over 3 yrs and the burning sensation never left me …finally and dr suggested i do a yeast utun test which came out positive with high level of candida tropicalis..been giving flucoral 150mg one a day for 10 days but nothing..what do you recommend..I'm so desperate and it has been affecting my life .thx a lot

  • Reply Hot Ice February 13, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Is impetigo related to candida?

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