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Symptoms of Candida overgrowth

If you are suffering from Candida and there is an overgrowth, how would you know about it? There are some signs and symptoms of Candida overgrowth which will help you to find out if there is any overgrowth.

Mood disorders

Our brains and digestive systems are very well-connected. If something is not functioning properly in the gut, we know about it. If there is a problem in the gut, it affects the neurological system and as a result of that anxiety, panic attacks, depression, dramatic mood swings and irritability happens. All of these signs point to Candida overgrowth.

Oral trash

Candidiasis that develops in the mouth or throat is known as thrush. It is mostly common in newborns, the elderly and people with weak immune system. If you do not practice proper oral hygiene it may happen to you. If you are not maintaining hygiene of the removable dentures, then also you are at an increased risk. You will see white, bumpy patches on your town, inner chicks, gums, tonsils or throat and the lesions can be painful and they may bleed slightly. You’ll also find redness or soreness of the tongue and mouth.

Tiredness and fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms associated with Candida. It can contribute to fatigue in different ways. Candidiasis is often accompanied by nutritional deficiencies like vitamin B6, essential fatty acids and magnesium and magnesium deficiency is known to cause fatigue. Candida infections generally happen when the immune system is weakened. And if you have low functioning immune system, it will leave you feel tired and fatigued.

Recurring genital or urinary tract infections

Candida is found in the vaginal tracks of most women. If there is an overgrowth, it will result in candidiasis of the vagina which is also called as a yeast infection. Symptoms of vaginal candidiasis include redness, swelling, itching, painful intercourse and a thick and white discharge from the vagina. Candida can also result in a urinary tract infection (UTI). Candida related urinary tract infections are more common in the elderly, hospitalise or immune compromised people. The symptoms of a UTI include a burning sensation while urinating, a frequent urge to urinate, cloudy and dark or strange smelling urine. There may also be pain or pressure in the lower abdomen. If you are suffering from recurring infections, then it is better to get your urine tested so as to find out if you are suffering from Candida overgrowth.

Digestive problems

If you are suffering from Candida overgrowth, you’re likely to suffer from digestive problems. The health of your digestive system depends heavily on the balance between the good and the bad bacteria which are present in the gut. The good bacteria present in the gut are necessary for better digestion as day help you to process starches, fibers and sugars.

If for some reason the bacteria balance is lost, you will experience digestive issues like constipation, diarrhoea, gas, nausea, cramps and bloating. Scientific studies have found that an overgrowth of Candida is generally associated with different types of gastrointestinal tract problems.

Sinus infections

Chronic sinus infections are common in many people and the common symptoms of this problem include a runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of smell and headaches. The short-term sinus infections are generally caused by bacteria but the longer term, chronic sinus infections are generally fungal. If you suffering from sinus infections that are present longer than one month, you are probably have Candida overgrowth.

References

1. Candida Crusher – Permanent Yeast Infection Solution By Dr Eric Bakker
2.Candida Infections, Causes, Targets, and Resistance Mechanisms: Traditional and Alternative Antifungal Agents
3.Yeast Infections