Dr Oz: What Causes Exhaustion?
Are you constantly feeling tired, exhausted or just plain run down as you try to get through everyday life? If so, you cannot afford to miss this episode of the Dr. Oz Show as he reveals the surprising hidden cause of your exhaustion along with advice to get your energy back!
Dr Oz: Exhaustion Saliva Test
Dr. Elizabeth Boham says if you are feeling exhausted, but are not sure why, you need to do an important self-test to help figure out why you are so tired all the time. All you need is a glass of water and your own saliva. Dr. Boham says your saliva should sit on top of the water, but if it begins to settle at the bottom of the glass or starts to “spider” down into the water it could be a sign of yeast overgrowth.
Do the test first thing in the morning within 30 minutes of waking up.
- Spit your saliva into a small glass of water.
- Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
Dr Oz: Yeast Exhaustion Connection
Dr. Elizabeth Boham says that yeast is very normal in the body, but if you have too much it causes your body to begin fighting off an infection, which is a lot of work and can lead to a person feeling exhausted. She says yeast overgrowth can also cause inflammation in the body and some people are even allergic to the yeast.
Dr Oz: What Causes Yeast Overgrowth?
Dr. Oz asked Dr. Boham to explain what causes yeast overgrowth in the body and she began by saying the overuse of antibiotics is a big part of the problem. This causes the good bacteria in your body to be killed off, which allows the yeast to overgrow.
Another big cause of yeast overgrowth is a poor diet that is high in carbs, sugar, soda and alcohol.
Dr Oz: Yeast Overgrowth Symptoms
Dr. Oz says you have to know what to look for in order to understand if your exhaustion is due to yeast overgrowth because he says regardless of how busy your life gets, it is not normal to feel tired all the time.
Dr. Elizabeth Boham shared the most common symptoms to look out for if you think yeast could be causing your fatigue. She says if you have had two of more of these symptoms in the last few months you should seriously consider yeast as the reason for your exhaustion.
- Recurrent yeast infections
- Athlete’s foot
- Irritable bowel
- Itchy ears, skin, anus
Dr. Boham says yeast overgrowth is not life-threatening, but it is more common than many people realize and often goes undiagnosed because most doctors are not trained in what to look for in patients. She went to say that even when doctors are able to diagnose yeast overgrowth they often do not know how to treat it because it deals with using food as medicine, rather than drugs.