Sometimes a Systemic Yeast Infection can have light symptoms, and because of this they're dismissed as nothing to concerned about. The problem is, this allows the yeast to enter the bloodstream where a lot of different problems can eventuate and can even become a life-threatening situation.

The body naturally has a certain amount of yeast that lives in the body in small quantities and actually help the body, without doing any harm to it. There are also different types of microorganisms inside the body that are there to keep the yeast in check so an infection does not occur.

On-going stress attacks, poor choices of food, normal pregnancy changes, immune system deficiency diseases, antibiotic medications and other disease may abolish the tiny microorganisms and thereby allow the Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms to rage.

The Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms can differ from each individual, but here a few of the most usual ones:

Heavy sense of exhaustion and unusual run down feelings may arise.

1. The feelings of sensory disturbances, unusual muscle aches and pains, continual headaches, constant dizziness, and complaints of the sufferering of persistent tiredness are signs of a person with Systemic Yeast Infection.

2. Unusual or sudden sensitivity to chemicals or new food allergies.
Arising troubles which haven't occurred before with several chemicals or foods are common with those suffering from Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms.

3. Problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

On many occasions, as touched on in the previous detail of the food allergies, flatulence, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal itching, constipation, and diarrhea are the most common of the Symptoms.

It is even possible for thrush, a Yeast Infection affecting the mouth and/or throat, to develop.

4. Onset of urinary and genital problems.

5. Development of hives and skin rashes.

You could even be having a case of hives, and not know where they came from.

6. Suddenly feeling irritable or mildly depressed.

Many times people complain of Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms that include: mental confusion, feeling of being in a 'fog', difficulty focusing or concentrating, sleepness nights, memory loss, and decreased attention span.

7. Problems with the autoimmune system.

Some autoimmune disorders that normally become worse from a Systemic Yeast Infection are sarcoidosis, scleroderma, myasthenia gravis, arthritis, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, or systemic lupus erythematosus.

Yeast flourish on a body that is fed with sugar, refined starch, and chemical additives.
These chemicals, starches and sugars are also readily present in bread, cookies, chips and other junk foods which are a large part of many peoples diets.

When someone is under immense stress, the microorganisms in the body that control the yeast start to die off.

Anytime you think you may have a Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms, you need to check with your doctor about what tests need to be run to determine what your body's level of Yeast organism is.
All in all, remember that it's vital to know if you are dealing with a Systemic Yeast Infection Symptoms so you can get the proper treatment.

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  1. ciceri

    How long does it take to recover from Uveitis?
    I have been suffering from it for nearly 2 weeks. And have been taking me prescribed medication as ordered to. The joint doctors are now saying I may have other imflammation somewhere in my joints, is this to worry about or all will be under control? Thanks heaps.

    1. Jennifer

      Hi Ciceri.

      Sometimes uveitis can be difficult to control, especially if you have another systemic inflammatory process going on in your joints. And once the uveitis is controlled, sometimes an anti-inflammatory medication needs to be used to keep the flares from returning, which is quite common in uveitis, especially when combined with rheumatologic (inflammatory joints) processes.

      Many of the immunosuppressive medications used for inflammatory joint diseases also help with uveitis, so work very closely with your rheumatologist and your eye doctor and have the two of them work together to find a treatment to help keep both your uveitis and joint inflammation under control.

      Many uveitis patients that are seen by the uveitis specialist in my office also have simultaneous rheumatologic conditions (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis) and my uveitis specialist works very closely with local rheumatologists to help the patient achieve and sustain both uveitis inflammation and systemic inflammation.

      If you do have hard to control uveitis, your optometrist will likely refer you to a specialist. Expect frequent visits every 1-3 months until your uveitis is under control and every 3-6 months after that to watch for sustained remission and/or early signs of flares. For your inflammatory joint condition, you will most likely see your rheumatologist every 3-6 months until that is under control, and for lab work to closely watch for sustained remission and for the potential causes of both inflammatory conditions.

      It may take a while to find the right dosing of your anti-inflammatory medications.

  2. tor

    Is there a diet for those with Lupus?
    I want to know if there are any diets to followto relieve the symtoms of lupus. I heard that citrus aggreivates the joints, which sucks cause I love oranges and lemons. Althafa sprouts are not good either. Anyone have idea where to find a hit list of things I should limit or not eat?
    Are there certain things I should avoid?

    1. kimchungtran

      Dear Asker!

      Here is a good Diet and Lifestyle changes for patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

      The following are some tips for maintaining a healthy diet:

      * Eat a diet low in saturated fats. Not all fats are unhealthy. Some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids, which are fat compounds found in fish oil, black currant or primrose seed oils, and flax seed, have anti-inflammatory and nerve protecting actions.

      Omega-3 fatty acids are essential acids. Medical research suggests they may have anti-inflammatory properties.

      * Choose whole grains and fresh vegetables and fruits. According to some studies, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lower homocysteine levels, which are elevated in patients with SLE and may be a risk factor for heart disease. Researchers are also investigating compounds called indoles, also known as mustard oil, which are found in broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, collard and mustard greens, rutabaga, turnips, and bok choy. Indoles stimulate enzymes that convert estrogen to a more benign type. Eating vegetables certainly will not cure SLE, but they offer many general health benefits.

      * Get most proteins from vegetables, particularly soy.
      * Avoiding dairy and meat products may help protect the kidneys.
      * Take extra calcium and vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis (this is particularly useful for patients taking corticosteroids).
      * Supplements of vitamins B12, B6, and folate may be necessary, especially in people whose blood tests show high levels of homocysteine.
      * Exercise is safe, but patients should not expect it to improve symptoms, including joint aches and fatigue.
      * Restrict salt (particularly for patients with signs of high blood pressure and kidney disease).

      Of possible interest to patients with SLE is a 2002 report that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (also an inflammatory autoimmune condition) experienced improvement when they went on the Mediterranean diet, which stresses fish (which contains anti-inflammatory factors), olive oil, garlic, whole grains, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables. In any case, such a diet is heart-healthy, which is important for patients with SLE

      Prevention Against Infections

      Patients should minimize their exposure to crowds or people with contagious illnesses. Careful hygiene, including dental hygiene, is also important.

      Avoiding SLE Triggers

      Simple preventive measures include avoiding overexposure to ultraviolet rays and wearing protective clothing and sunblocks. There is some concern that allergy shots may cause flare ups in certain cases. Patients who may benefit from them should discuss risks and benefits with an SLE specialist. In general, patients with SLE should use only hypoallergenic cosmetics or hair products.

      Reducing Stress

      Chronic stress has profound physical effects and influences the progression of SLE. According to one study, patients with SLE differ from healthy individuals in their immune responses to stress, and psychological stress can induce flare-ups in patients with SLE. Patients should try to avoid undue emotional or physical stress. Getting adequate rest of at least 8 hours and possibly napping during the day may be helpful. Maintaining social relationships and healthy activities may also help prevent the depression and anxiety associated with the disease.

      Hope that may help you!
      Good luck!

  3. SalMaN

    My friend is coughing up blood a sign of lung cancer ?
    My friend coughs up blood after playing any king of sport. She is 14 years old. Is it possible she is having lung cancer ?
    No one in her family smokes but she says that she had been exposed to some passive smoking.

    1. Ems

      Hi there…

      That is serious and she should be taken to a doctor ASAP.. I am no Doctor but I would not say it is cancer. It could possibly be TB? I have researched and came up with the below:

      Blood clot in the lung
      Breathing blood into the lungs (pulmonary aspiration)
      Bronchoscopy with biopsy
      Cystic fibrosis
      Inflammation of the blood vessels in the lung (vasculitis)
      Injury to the arteries of the lungs
      Irritation of the throat from violent coughing (small amounts of blood)
      Pneumonia or other lung infections
      Pulmonary edema
      Systemic lupus erythematosus

      So you can see that it is a serious matter… make sure she goes to a Doctor.. I do not want to scare you and what she has can be cured and she will be as right as rain in no time. You are a good friend!!!!!

  4. Tiffany

    Can Systemic lupus erythematosus appear in teens?
    im 13, and i have some odd things going on with my body. I sometimes get a burning, tingling sensation in my arm and legs, my face gets hot easy, i get really light head and have rainbow flashes in my eyes, and feel my pulse in parts of my body (as a heavy, uncomfortable beating). i look up my “symptoms” and lupus came up. im scared i have it. could lupus appear in teens? if not then what could i have?
    Well, i probably should have mentioned i have depression and severe anxiety, but the flashes in my eyes im still worried about. Maybe low blood pressure?

    1. mgunnycappo

      Yes, lupus is often diagnosed in teenagers. My wife was diagnosed at age 15 and my daughter was diagnosed at 13. However, they actually exhibited signs of Lupus whereas the signs/symptoms you are talking about really aren’t specific to Lupus. You need a complete evaluation by a doctor.

  5. Lipiew

    What is Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease in lamens terms?
    I’m going with my girl friend to the doctor and I want to ask some questions about this disease but dont’ know what to ask?

    1. jen48220

      It means that they know it is a connective tissue disease, but don’t know which one because it isn’t fitting all the criteria at this point. You might want to ask what will happen next in the course of the disease, about complications, etc. Looking up the different CTDs might give you more of an idea what to ask.

      “Many connective-tissue diseases (CTDs) share common signs and symptoms, which frequently makes the diagnosis of a specific rheumatic disease difficult. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM), mixed connective-tissue disease (MCTD), and Sjögren syndrome (SS) can present with similar clinical features, particularly during the first 12 months of symptoms. Isolated Raynaud phenomenon, inflammatory polyarthritis, anemia, interstitial lung disease, or pleuropericarditis may occur without an obvious diagnosis. Screening serology findings, such as rheumatoid factor (RF) or antinuclear antibody (ANA), may be positive or negative under these clinical circumstances.

      However, well-established connective-tissue diseases have defined, discrete diagnostic criteria. Patients who present with symptoms, positive serology results, or physical findings consistent with an established connective-tissue disease but not fulfilling classification criteria for one of these established connective-tissue diseases are diagnosed with undifferentiated connective-tissue disease (UCTD). UCTD is a relatively new entity, suggested by LeRoy et al in 1980. The definition of UCTD is still under debate, although it is becoming more clear. Mosca et al recently reviewed UCTD literature and proposed that preliminary classification criteria include (1) signs and symptoms suggestive of a connective-tissue disease, (2) positive ANA results, and (3) a disease that lasts at least 3 years.”

  6. Allison Lee

    What is the disease Porphyria? How do I know if I have it or not?
    I dont think i spelled the disease name right but whtev. Wht is it. wht r the symptoms? and how do I know if I or someone I know cld have it? and another thing i shld metion. imma blonde. so if u cld make it easy 2 understand. tht wld b great.

    1. Anonymous

      Porphyrias are a group of inherited or acquired disorders of certain enzymes in the heme biosynthetic pathway (also called porphyrin pathway). They are broadly classified as acute (hepatic) porphyrias and cutaneous (erythropoietic) porphyrias, based on the site of the overproduction and accumulation of the porphyrins (or their chemical precursors). They manifest with either neurological complications or with skin problems (or occasionally both). An induced clinically and histologically identical condition is called pseudoporphyria. Pseudoporphyria is characterized by normal serum and urine porphyrin levels.

      Signs and symptoms

      [edit] Acute porphyria
      The acute, or hepatic, porphyrias primarily affect the nervous system, resulting in abdominal pain, vomiting, acute neuropathy, seizures and mental disturbances, including hallucinations, depression, anxiety and paranoia. Cardiac arrhythmias and tachycardia (fast heart rate) may develop as the autonomic nervous system is affected. Pain can be severe and can, in some cases, be both acute and chronic in nature. Constipation is frequently present, as the nervous system of the gut is affected, but diarrhea can also occur.

      Given the many presentations and the relatively uncommon occurrence of porphyria the patient may initially be suspected to have other, unrelated conditions. For instance, the polyneuropathy of acute porphyria may be mistaken for Guillain-Barré syndrome, and porphyria testing is commonly recommended in those scenarios.[4] Systemic lupus erythematosus features photosensitivity, pain attacks and shares various other symptoms with porphyria.[5]

      Not all porphyrias are genetic, and patients with liver disease who develop porphyria as a result of liver dysfunction may exhibit other signs of their condition, such as jaundice.

      Patients with acute porphyria (PCT, AIP, HCP, VP) are at increased risk over their life for hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer) and may require monitoring. Other typical risk factors for liver cancer need not be present, such as hepatitis B or C, iron overload or alcoholic cirrhosis.

      [edit] Cutaneous porphyria
      The cutaneous, or erythropoietic, porphyrias primarily affect the skin, causing photosensitivity (photodermatitis), blisters, necrosis of the skin and gums, itching, and swelling, and increased hair growth on areas such as the forehead. Often there is no abdominal pain, distinguishing it from other porphyrias.

      In some forms of porphyria, accumulated heme precursors excreted in the urine may cause various changes in color, after exposure to sunlight, to a dark reddish or dark brown color. Even a purple hue or red urine may be seen.

      [edit] Diagnosis

      [edit] Porphyrin studies
      Porphyria is diagnosed through spectroscopy and biochemical analysis of blood, urine, and stool.[6] In general, urine estimation of porphobilinogen (PBG) is the first step if acute porphyria is suspected. As a result of feedback, the decreased production of heme leads to increased production of precursors, PBG being one of the first substances in the porphyrin synthesis pathway.[7] In nearly all cases of acute porphyria syndromes, urinary PBG is markedly elevated except for the very rare ALA dehydratase deficiency or in patients with symptoms due to hereditary tyrosinemia type I.[citation needed] In cases of mercury- or arsenic poisoning-induced porphyria, other changes in porphyrin profiles appear, most notably elevations of uroporphyrins I&III, coproporphyrins I&III and pre-coproporphyrin. [8]

      Repeat testing during an attack and subsequent attacks may be necessary in order to detect a porphyria, as levels may be normal or near-normal between attacks. The urine screening test has been known to fail in the initial stages of a severe life threatening attack of acute intermittent porphyria.[citation needed]

      The bulk (up to 90%) of the genetic carriers of the more common, dominantly inherited acute hepatic porphyrias (acute intermittent porphyria, hereditary coproporphyria, variegate porphyria) have been noted in DNA tests to be latent for classic symptoms and may require DNA or enzyme testing. The exception to this may be latent post-puberty genetic carriers of hereditary coproporphyria.[citation needed]

      As most porphyrias are rare conditions, general hospital labs typically do not have the expertise, technology or staff time to perform porphyria testing. In general, testing involves sending samples of blood, stool and urine to a reference laboratory.[6] All samples to detect porphyrins must be handled properly. Samples should be taken during an acute attack, otherwise a false negative result may occur. Samples must be protected from light and either refrigerated or preserved.[6]

      If all the porphyrin studies are negative, one has to consider pseudoporphyria. A careful medication review often will find the inciting cause of pseudoporphyria.

      Additional tests
      Further diagnostic tests of affected organs m

    1. TTFN10000

      Exams and Tests
      Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) can be hard to recognize, sometimes taking weeks to years to diagnose. Lupus affects different people in different ways, and it can take time to develop the symptoms that suggest this disease. Your health professional will record your medical history and perform a physical examination, checking for the presence of certain criteria to help diagnose lupus. These criteria are used to separate lupus from other similar diseases. A person with 4 of these 11 conditions can be classified as having lupus.1

      Classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus:1
      Butterfly (malar) rash on cheeks
      Rash on face, arms, neck, torso (discoid rash)
      Skin rashes that result from exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light (photosensitivity)
      Mouth or nasal sores (ulcers), usually painless
      Joint swelling, stiffness, pain involving 2 or more joints (arthritis)
      Inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lungs (pleuritis) or heart (pericarditis)
      Abnormalities in urine (test results show increased protein in the urine or clumps of red blood cells or kidney cells, called cell casts, in the urine)
      Nervous system problems, such as seizures or psychosis, without known cause
      Problems with the blood, such as reduced numbers of red blood cells (anemia), platelets, or white blood cells
      Positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test
      Laboratory tests indicating increased autoimmune activity
      Initial diagnosis and disease monitoring
      If you have physical signs of lupus and a positive ANA test result, further testing may not be necessary. If your doctor feels that further testing is necessary to clarify your diagnosis, you may have one or more of the following tests:

      Other antibody blood tests
      Complement test
      Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, or sed rate) or C-reactive protein (CRP)
      Complete blood count (CBC)
      Evaluating possible organ damage
      As part of ongoing treatment for lupus, you may have a:

      Urinalysis to check for protein and cells, signs of possible kidney problems.
      Kidney biopsy, if your doctor sees signs of kidney inflammation. This test may help your doctor determine the best treatment for you. Only a small number of people with lupus need a kidney biopsy.
      To evaluate other possible causes of symptoms, imaging tests are sometimes done, depending on which organ systems are involved. Imaging tests include computed tomography (CT) scan, echocardiogram, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and X-rays.

  7. Guess

    I have lupus and have noticed that my hair is thinning around my forehead.?
    Is there anything I can do to make it thicker again? any shampoo or thickening hair products that a woman could use?

    1. mgunnycappo

      Before using any over the counter products on your hair please talk with your rheumatologist (I’m assuming you have Systemic Lupus not Discoid –if it’s discoid talk with your dermatologist). Since Lupus is an auto immune disease many over the counter products can affect you. Usually, when your Lupus is controlled and not flaring your hair will grow back. This actually could be a sign that you’re having a flare. Once again I would speak with your doctor prior to using any product.

      Also it may be time to have all your blood/urine tests run again. If this is a flare you want to nip it in the bud before it gets too out of control.

  8. DQ

    Please help me in 2 weeks I am going to a Rheumatic doctor and before I go I want to know what is going on?
    This is what is going on with me
    My Neurologist said I had Carpal Tunnel and Peripheral neurology. I had to do the NCS/EMG test. After taken several medications and my blue nails the neurologist though I did not have Carpal Tunnel so she sent me to a Rheumatologist.

    These are the symptoms I have had sense January 2005
    Body, bones, muscles, joints and acking bones
    Hand gets red often
    Tingling on arms, hands, feet, legs and head
    Burning sensations
    This symptom started back in July 2007
    Blue nails on toes and hands it comes random and when it’s cold.
    Shoulders Hurt
    Legs soar

    For this problem my Neurologist prescribed to me Lyrica 150mg twice a day and I still am taking the medication but it does not do anything to make me better.

    I also have a problem sleeping that has going on for several years. With these other symptoms I have it’s making my sleep worse.

    This problem has been going on for 2 years.
    Also cold hands and feet

    1. christibro40

      Hi, Im Chris, I am an autoimmune mess. He is sending you to a rhuematologist because it sounds like you have somthing called Raynaund’s Syndrom, where all those symptoms happen, Raynaunds can be a primary autoimmune disease, or secondary, and go with Lupus, Rhuematoid Arthritis or other autoimmune disease.

      While at the Rhuematologists office, they will do a check up, put some clear gel on your nails most likely to look at your blood vessles, take a history of your physical health and maybe your families (if they are good), and do blood tests, to rule out or in other autoimmune diseases. Sleep is not usually affected by raynaunds alone. But with other autoimmunes as well.

      I have Lupus, Raynaunds, Autoimmune hepatitis, and sjogren’s. all even the autoimmune hepatitis, can cause similar symptoms like the ones your having, Though I doubt you have autoimmune hepatitis, your abdomen would hurt all the time.
      But Lupus and raynaunds together are very commen.

      Ill give you the Lupus critera, and some links on raynaund’s Lupus, and sjogrens, as well as the yahoo support group I co-own, we have many files on autoimmune diseases, support for those who have been diagnosed for years, newly diagnosed, and those who are scared waiting to be diagnosed. I live In CA and in the winter even in this climate I wear leg warmers under my clothing (since not in style, lol) to help keep legs warms, my hands Ill sometimes wear mittens, but both hands and feet are either purple, bright red, and when very very cold, turm white.

      here is diagnostic critera for Lupus, the rest will be links ok.
      Good luck Chris. PS: Ive been Diagnosed with all for well over 10 years, been ill since teens, and im almost 40.

      Diagnostic criteria for lupus
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      Diagnostic criteria for lupus
      The following criteria are used to distinguish lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) from other autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.

      A person with 4 of these 11 conditions can be diagnosed with lupus; 3 symptoms suggest that lupus is probably present, and 2 raise the possibility of lupus. Symptoms may be present all at once or appear in succession over a period of time. 1

      Butterfly (malar) rash on cheeks
      Rash on face, arms, neck, torso (discoid rash)
      Skin rashes that result from exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light (photosensitivity)
      Mouth or nasal ulcers, usually painless
      Joint swelling, stiffness, pain involving two or more joints (arthritis)
      Inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lungs (pleuritis) or heart (pericarditis). This inflammation is called serositis.
      Abnormalities in urine, such as increased protein or clumps of red blood cells or kidney cells, called cell casts, in the urine
      Nervous system problems, such as seizures or psychosis, without known cause
      Problems with the blood, such as reduced numbers of red blood cells (anemia), platelets, or white blood cells
      Positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test
      Signs of increased autoimmunity (antibodies against normal tissue), as shown by laboratory tests

  9. sweetbutterfly09

    If i have blood in my urine what does that mean?
    I went to the doctor and she gave me medicine for a urinary tract infection and went back today for a follow-up and they still found blood in my urine. I’m scared it might be something bad. The doctor ordered more urine test,blood work and x-rays.

    1. trailhiker08

      How does it occur?
      Hematuria is a sign that something is causing bleeding in the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, the ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), the bladder, and the urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body). Some common causes of blood in the urine are:

      urinary tract (bladder) infection
      strenuous exercise
      kidney disease
      a stone in your bladder or kidney
      an inherited disease such as sickle cell anemia or systemic lupus erythematosus
      medicines such as blood thinners, including heparin (Calciparine, Liquaemin), warfarin (Coumadin), or aspirin-type medicines; penicillins; sulfa-containing drugs; cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
      a prostate infection
      injury to any part of the urinary tract (for example, falling off a bike might bruise your kidney)
      a tumor in your urinary tract.

  10. Adrianne

    What does it mean to have protein in your urine?
    I had to pee in a cup for a pap smear today, (lovely, I know), and when I was leaving, the Dr. says, “wait, you’ve got protein in your urine. I need you to come back in 5 days to repeat the test.” I also have hypertension, asthma, and amenorrhea.

    1. Rainy Owl

      Protein in the urine is a warning sign. It may indicate kidney damage or disease or it may be a transient elevation due to an infection, medication, vigorous exercise, or emotional or physical stress. In some people, it may be present during the day and absent at night when the patient is lying down (orthostatic proteinuria). In pregnant women, elevated urine protein levels can be associated with preeclampsia.

      When kidney damage is present, the amount of protein present is generally associated with the severity of damage, and increasing amounts of protein over time indicate increasing damage and decreasing kidney function. Proteinuria is associated with many diseases and conditions, including:

      Bladder cancer

      Congestive heart failure


      Drug therapies that are potentially toxic to the kidneys


      Goodpasture’s syndrome

      Heavy metal poisoning


      Kidney infection

      Multiple myeloma

      Polycystic kidney disease

      Systemic lupus erythematosus

      Urinary tract infection

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