Signs And Symptoms Of Citrobacter Freundii Overgrowth


Greetings! Eric Bakker. Naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher, and formulator
of the CanXida range of supplements. Thanks for checking out my video today. We’re doing another one in the Citrobacter
freundii series, so you may have just previously watched a video called “What is Citrobacter?” So, if you haven’t, check it out. We’re going to talk about how you know if
you’ve got a Citrobacter infection. Well, this particular bacterial infection
can be quite hard to pick, unless you’re doing a specialized stool test, but I generally
find that some of the stool symptoms include pain. A bit of a pain around the gut region or the
lower gut region is quite common. Bloating, gas, diarrhea. A stool test will often show this, especially
a comprehensive stool test, and will also very commonly find high levels of inflammation. Citrobacter occurs in many people commonly,
but kept right in balance and in check by many other kinds of bacteria. It can actually become a really big problem,
especially immune compromised people. So, if you’ve got serious stress for years,
you’ve got poor adrenal function, you’ve got fatigue, you’ve got low blood pressure and
you’re cold and a lot of the symptoms are associated with adrenal fatigue, that’s when
these kind of bacteria can cause a lot of symptoms and problems in your body, because
they get the upper hand. They get in there and they create problems. They create inflammation. They jam up your immune system. Bloody diarrhea. Mucus in the stools. These are the sort of symptoms that can sometimes
drive you to the doctor who will refer you to the gastroenterologist, who will do a colonoscopy
or an endoscopy and find nothing. In those cases, do a comprehensive digestive
stool analysis. Three samples, including parasitology. Very important to do for diagnosis. The symptoms as I mentioned often will be
GI related symptoms. Pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea more commonly
than constipation, some blood people can pass out in the stools. Those are the common ones. As I mentioned in the previous video, it can
be linked to meningitis kind of symptoms and severe urinary tract infections that can also
be cultured in the urine with very bad UTIs. It can sometimes affect the respiratory tract,
but more commonly found in the gut. Citrobacter is found all over the place. It can be on surfaces anywhere. It’s all about cleanliness and hygiene is
the best way to avoid any kind of bacterial overgrowth, but even more importantly is to
have a good immune function to counter these kind of imbalances. Thanks for checking out my video.

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