Lymphatic outcome

Candida (Fungus)

Candida is a genus of yeasts and is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide. Many species are harmless commensals or endosymbionts of hosts including humans; however, when mucosal barriers are disrupted or the immune system is compromised they can invade and cause disease. Candida albicans is the most commonly isolated species, and can cause infections (candidiasis or thrush) in humans and other animals.

Systemic infections of the bloodstream and major organs (candidemia or invasive candidiasis), particularly in immunocompromised patients, affect over 90,000 people a year in the U.S.

Antibiotics promote yeast infections, including gastrointestinal Candida overgrowth, and penetration of the GI mucosa. While women are more susceptible to genital yeast infections, men can also be infected. Certain factors, such as prolonged antibiotic use, increase the risk for both men and women. People with diabetes or impaired immune systems, such as those with HIV, are more susceptible to yeast infections.

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There are 1 factors preventing Candida (Fungus), including:

Protective FactorsStudies

Coconut Oil Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Coconut Oil

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There are 5 factors increasing Candida (Fungus), including:

Risk FactorsStudies

Antibiotics Manufactured risk & protective factor
Strong Risk Factor Antibiotics

1 study

Type 1 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Risk Factor Type 1 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

1 study

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Risk Factor Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

1 study

Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Risk Factor Diabetes
Lymphatic system

1 study

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Minor Risk Factor Alcohol

1 study

Possible outcomes of Candida (Fungus)


Wound Healing Intergumentary outcome
Minor Risk Factor Wound Healing
Intergumentary system

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