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An Overview of Diabetes and Yeast Infections

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Diabetes and Yeast Infections

There is certainly a relation between yeasts and diabetes and most logically it is sugar that relates yeast infections to diabetes. Yeast are generally found growing near mucous membranes around the skin. When there is a build up of yeast, it is called yeast infection. As yeast feeds on sugar and diabetics tend to sweat, pee and secrete a lot of mucus due to high glucose levels, automatically inviting yeasts to build on and cause yeast infections. The areas where yeast grow rapidly are those with warm temperatures typically under skin folds and breasts, mouth and around genitals.

The most common of the yeast infections with women is the vaginal infection and generally occurs in people suffering from diabetics that is not under proper control. When the diabetes is not controlled properly, it also effects the immune system adversely. Apparently, it suppresses the growth of immune proteins known as beta defensins, responsible for killing microbes.

Furthermore, even after treatment, there is high possibility of re-occurrence of the infection in people with poorly controlled diabetes. This is because after colonization of the yeast in a particular area, its becomes easy for yeast to re-attack. The extra sugar levels in diabetics helps in colonization on the yeast and makes it easy for other pathogens to stick to mucous gland and skin cells as well.

Diagnosis
The doctor asks for vaginal secretion sample test to confirm the vaginal yeast infection. The microscopical review of the sample is carried out for confirmation of Candida fungus in abnormal amounts. Sometimes even urine samples are tested.

Treatment
Most of the doctors prescribe anti-fungal creams that can be easily applied to the affected area. These creams are usually available over the counter. Only when creams aren’t effective is when doctors prescribe a dose of anti-fungal medication.

Home Remedies
Alternatively, home remedies like using oregano oil, yogurt, over the counter creams, coconut or tea tree oil for treating yeast infection are commonly tried.

Prevention
Prevention is always a better idea, and particularly for diabetics, wherein there is high possibility of yeast infection to reoccur. But, certain precautionary measures can help you keep the yeast infection at bay. This includes keeping body and genital dry, using clean cotton under garments and perfumed pads of good quality. As far as diet supplements are concerned, eating yogurt on a daily basis helps a lot.

Though, treating the root cause would definitely help you the most so try keeping your glucose levels under control to prevent the complications that arise due to the same.

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High Risks of Coronory Heart Diseases for Thyroid Cancer Patients – Short Note

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Coronory Heart Diseases for Thyroid Cancer

A study has shown that patients suffering from Thyroid cancer are subject to high risks of Coronory Heart Disease (CHD) as well as ischemic stroke. It is observed that there are a couple of reasons due to which the thyroid cancer patients have to face these issues. One of them is the use of levothyroxine doses on a regular basis during the treatment. Another is exposure of thyroid patients to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression during the treatment span, which usually is spread across the entire life span.

Thyroid cases are seen to be growing in large numbers in areas particularly subjected to heavy industrial cover for the past 3 decades. Also, the risk ratio is comparatively 15% more than generic patients for patients with thyroid cancer. The risk factor for CHD and ischemic stroke has shown significant increase in patients who undergo thyroidectomy and higher dosages of levothyroxine.

Though differnetiated thyroid carcinoma cases are known to offer good prognosis with a high survival rate of 80 to 95 % upto 10 years, the TSH suppression treatment could increases the risks of heart failures or CHD. Studies have also found that differentiated thyroid carcinoma patients undergoing TSH supression treatment are known to increase their risk of atrial fibrillation, left ventricular mass and imparied idastolic function as well. Numerous patients these days undergo TSH supression which in most of them or many of them is a matter undergoing lifetime treatment. As far as atrial fibrillation risk is concerned, study shows that this risk is dependent of dosage of levothyroxine, but, with patients who had already developed atrial fibrillation, risk of ischemic stroke was less comparatively even of higher dosage of levothyroxine.

To reduce these risks, experts suggest to choose the treatment of thryoidectomy wisely and undergo TSH supression therapy so as to manage the associated cardiovascular risks.

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