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Candida albicans

Candida albicans is a unicellular fungus with a yeast-like morphology. It is present in the human organism as a saprophytic yeast in the scalp as well as in the mucous membranes (in the oral cavity, in the gastrointestinal tract and in the vagina), but potentially pathogenic in certain conditions of convenience and in some anatomical regions where It can cause candidiasis. The dimorphism that distinguishes it makes it seem as much as a yeast, eater and harmless, with an important role in the metabolism and in the digestion of sugar, as a mushroom for the production of hyphae and pseudohyphes, characteristic filaments that confer virulence characteristics and of pathogenicity, also becoming very aggressive. Among the triggers: prolonged antibiotic therapies, use of corticosteroid drugs, immunosuppressants and hormonal variations. Candida can multiply rapidly, and when present in the intestine, can invade the tissues to enter the blood causing candidemia in particularly debilitated and immunosuppressed patients. The correct management to impede the reproduction of the microorganism must provide adequate nutrition with reduced content for simple sugars and fats of animal origin and rich in broad-leaved, high-fiber vegetables, possibly associated with products based on Lapacho, Lactoferrin and Saccharomices boulardii.

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