Too many yeast in the intestines (yeast overgrowth) is a common problem that occurs in those with chronic Lyme disease either during treatment or prior to beginning treatment. Antibiotics used to treat Lyme can lead to too many yeast. Immune suppression prior to starting antibiotics can also cause yeast overgrowth. Yeast overgrowth can result in an ongoing systemic allergic reaction to the yeast that can suppress the immune system. Yeast overgrowth also leads to inflammatory cytokine excess that cause many of the Lyme disease symptoms and pain. Food allergies and sensitivities can be the result of yeast overgrowth too.
How to Diagnose Yeast Overgrowth of the Intestines in a Lyme Disease Treatment
At the beginning of treatment.
There is not a useful diagnostic blood test or stool test for yeast overgrowth. While some may test for antibodies in the blood to