Candida Symptoms

Candida Symptoms - What are They?

Depending upon the type of infection you have, the symptoms of Candida can vary.

For example if you're suffering from a vaginal yeast infection your symptoms will include itching, thick white discharge, swelling of the vagina, redness, pain when urinating and sometimes pain during intercourse.

Often times, women will suffer from recurring yeast infections and simply treat that infection when the real issue is that there is a widespread candidiasis (yeast overgrowth) in the body.

This means that no matter how often you treat skin conditions or yeast infections you will continue to experience them until you get rid of the overgrowth in your body.

The same goes for cutaneous candidiasis which can cause persistent acne, red patches under the breast or skin folds, and itching.

Treating the skin in this case, may alleviate the problem temporarily but won't get rid of it altogether until the overgrowth of candida is under control.

Unfortunately, many of these conditions are often made worse by the treatment. For instance, if you suffer from recurring acne you may be put on several courses of antibiotis.

Antibiotics, are helpful and necessary in emergency situations, but taken too often will disrupt the balance of good and bad bacteria in the body.

The fact is, antibiotics destroy both the good and bad bacteria and your body needs a certain amount of good bacteria to thrive and remain healthy.

This means that the antibiotics you may be given repeatedly to treat recurring acne or colds and other body ailments are actually aggrevating the candida.

This is a viscious circle and by the time the person suffering gets help they are at their wits end and the candida is growing rampidly through their body.

By this point the candida will be "deep candidiasis" and this is the most serious of all Candida conditions and its symptoms are widespread due to the fact that the bloodstream becomes infected and can spread to other vital organs and weakens the immune system.

Candida symptoms incurred due to a weak immune system can include fever, chills, extreme tiredness, abdominal problems, general illness, weight gain, and a rash that does not seem to dissipate over time.

Among the many symptoms of Candida, here are additional signs indicating you may have this condition:

  • Are you experiencing severe itching on specific areas of your skin?
  • Are you prone to contract urinary tract infections?
  • Do you have considerable pain during menstruation?
  • Are you suffering from pain in the abdominal area?
  • Are you plagued by constipation or diarrhea?
  • Are you fatigued or suffer from mood swings?
  • Do you have any pain in your muscles?
  • Have you noticed skin irritation under your breasts?
  • Do you have a fever or get flu-like symptoms and colds often?
  • Do you have an inordinate amount of bloating or gas?
  • Do you feel run down, tired, drained all the time?
  • Do you feel like your brain is "foggy" or "hazy" at times and you can't think straight or remember basic information?
  • If you are experiencing any of the candida symptoms listed above there is a strong chance that you are suffering from candida.

    Other often overlooked symptoms are depression, hair loss and oral candida. These may be additional indicators that there may be a problem with yeast overgrowth in the body.

    candida is also often caused by a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates (which behave like sugar in the body). Stress is also a contributing factor.

    If you combine a poor diet, stress and overuse of antibiotics you really increase the chances of developing an overgrowth of yeast in the body.

    For serious candida overgrowth your next course of action should be starting on a candida diet and supporting your body and internal organs with the right supplements to help kill the overgrowth as soon as possible.

    It's important to note that once you start to get rid of the candida you may experience candida-die-off-symptoms. This can be unpleasant but does mean that you are starting to recover from your infection.

    This "Candida Symptoms" page gives you an overview of common candida symptoms, if you're unsure of your condition it is always best to contact a physician.

    However, be aware that not all doctors believe candida is a "real" condition and you will often be ignored. Your best bet is to see a doctor of naturopath, who is specifically trained to deal with candida and its symptoms.

    Further Information

    Candida Symptoms and Cure - An Overview

    Candida Testing and Treatment

    The Candida Diet Explained

    Candida Natural Cures

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