*READERS’ KEYWORD QUESTIONS*
*Q *can malassezia yeast cause joint and back pain in humans?**
Back Pain can be caused by a number of things, many unrelated to Malassezia.
As a general rule anything that can affect Spine, Pelvis and Kidneys can result
causing Pain, Nerve Pressure and Inflammation on Joints and Back or Both.
Some but not all of these potential sources of trouble are:
* Loss of Calcium or other Minerals from the Spine or Pelvic area
* Kidney Irritation – Inflammation – Infection – Fluid Retention
Some Items or Actions that Can affect Kidneys Adversely are:
* Standing up for long periods of time
* Lifting heavy weights
* Drinking or Eating freaking Cold Items of low 4-6 C while the natural
internal temperature of kidneys is a perpetual 36C
(not adequate warming up time in the stomach)
* Alcohol, Coffee, Tea
* Soda, Salt, Pepper, Vinegar, Spices, Sauces, Preservatives, Proteins
* Fats and Oils, especially Fried or Roasted
* Foods or substances Inhibiting Calcium absorption
* Inadequate Intake of Fluids
* Medications Over the Counter such as Pain Killers
to more serious Prescription ones such as Antibiotics
* Some of the Preservatives, Binders and Fillers in Capsules and Tablets
of both Vitamin / Mineral ones or General Medications.
* Some Kidneys cannot tolerate Certain Minerals despite being useful or needed
as the very Calcium itself, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium etc
despite Companies trying to promote mega doses as more beneficial.
And i m sure many more causes that do not come immediately to mind.
Most people give No second thoughts about consuming or doing some
of those things – often a number of them at a time- considering back pain
as an isolated, unrelated, independent event.
I am No qualified physician – only completed a Naturopathic Course privately
many years back without pursuing a Certificate – but i do have a lifelong
experience with sensitive temperamental kidneys which i regretfully owe
to my Father -and as a consequence my early childhood exposure- to his
obsession with heavily Salted, Spiced and swimming in Oil and Sauce, Foods…
Dark Circles and/or Puffy Eye Pockets are unfailing Indicators of Kidney Trouble!
Many people have either or both for such a long time they eventually settle
in considering them as part of their features but no one is born with Puffy eyes
and especially nor Dark circles, these signs are not to be confused as similar
or part to ageing and wrinkles! Lol!
Once these highly possible causes are tested and safely ruled out
– something hard to arrive with certainty as they need methodical testing-
then the possibility of Malassezia as a cause direct or indirect
can enter in the field of speculation.
Internally there have been times i have traced Malassezia’ s presence
and activity in the Uterus and Ovaries, Intestinal Canal
from the outer Anal area and as far as the entire Colon
right to the small Intestines, Lungs and occasionally for a short time in the Throat.
There have been instances when specific type of burning in the Kidneys
made me suspicious of Malassezia but have never been able to verify
if it was true*
Logically it can go anywhere as there is nothing to stop it but i believe it would be
a very slim chance and only accidentally or for a short period of time
as it can find many needed elements elsewhere.
If there is long term or frequent Kidney Pain i would Look more into other causes
as mentioned above -many that medical tests cannot pick up- or any medications
taken regularly, or medicated preparations used or taken to treat Malassezia
remembering that even substances applied on the skin can be absorbed
and everything is processed by the kidneys, let alone the ones taken
orally / internally.
The best way is to keep a daily diary of all consumed throughout the day
and start eliminating an item or two for a few days to a week, etc.
and keep notes of indications preferably not adding any back until all tested.
I guess many people would consider this a tedious time consuming task
despite its possibility to liberate them from pain and possibly long term damage
but i have done so on the logic that if i can devote time to watch TV
or read a fictional novel i cannot justifiably claim i have no time to get to know
my body’s pains and grievances inflicted either neglectfully or inadvertently.
* Dec 13 note:
A recent incident has provide me with more reasons to believe
that at least this time Kidney Pains were caused by Malassezia.
Details soon in upcoming entry.
Relevant Entry: Healthy Diets Good Kidneys
Recommended Reading Entries in Order of Posting
* MALASSEZIA BLOGS *
* Malassezia Blog *
Photos – History of Treatments and Results
* Malassezia Daily *
New Photos – New Discoveries
Treatments and Results
Malassezia Issues – Related Topics
Malassezia and Medical Research
Health and Immunity – Nutrition Diet