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Fungal Drug Resistance – What to do about it

Fungal Drug Resistance – What to do about it
October 10
15:38 2017

Even when you think you are safe inside the sanitized hospital walls, fungus can strike you down in a beat. It will relish in taking advantage of your weakened and vulnerable state of health. Fungus is one of the main causes of infection inside hospitals. Each year it becomes more resistant to the latest generation of drugs, claims Doctor Carol Munroe of Duke University.

Furthermore, yeast infection treatments increasingly fail to respond to conventional antifungal drug treatments. Just like antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections have over the years.

Candida albicans, a type of yeast, is widespread and is relatively harmless to healthy individuals. Nonetheless, it can be fatal to hospital patients with weakened immune systems.

Candida albicans is responsible for a quarter of all blood infections which develop in hospitals.

When your body defenses are low, the fungus is able to move from the gut to the bloodstream and from there it colonize on plastic surfaces such as pacemakers, artificial joints, and catheters, and attack the organs.

Doctor Carol Munroe says that if a fungus it is not killed instantly by drugs, it renders them ineffective. It has the power to change the structure of its cells to produce higher levels of a different sugar, allowing the infection to spread.

As many as 60% of healthy people have Candida albicans in their body You may be one of them because in the beginning there are no symptoms for some people.Others experience headaches, weight gain or toenail fungus as first warning signs. Do not make the grave mistake of taking your seemingly good health for granted.

Health Protection Agency figures show that in 2016 there were more than 7,500 cases in the US of fungus entering the bloodstream of patients.

Doctor Munroe said: “There is quite a low rate of resistance from the fungus but overall survival rates tend to be quite poor if it does get to that level. Often by the time doctors diagnose a fungal infection and treatment is started it is too late.”

What this means to you is that these type of infections are extremely dangerous and threatening. Do not stay idle and watch helplessly as fungus takes slowly over your body, destroying it from the inside out.

But here is the good news: earlier this week, a study published in the Public Library of Sciences journal reported that researchers may have identified the hidden weakness of fungus. It could present a new target for treatment.

This method is based on disabling a protein which enables the yeast to attach itself to human cells and to colonize them. Biologists at Stanford University said this way it could be possible to stop the fungus from spreading.

This approach towards yeast infection eradication is the safest and most effective approach. It is drug and side-effect free and will ensure a complete and permanent healing if followed carefully.

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