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How would you know if you are suffering from Candida Overgrowth?

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If you are suffering from Candida overgrowth, there will be some symptoms which will help you to understand the problem. Let's find out the most common Candida overgrowth symptoms which you might be experiencing.

Chronic fatigue

If you feel you are tired all the time, this can be one of the common symptoms of Candida overgrowth. Candy that can affect your energy levels in three different ways.

Candida overgrowth can reduce nutrient absorption. If you are not able to absorb nutrients necessary for running your body, how will you be able to create the energy necessary for performing daily activities? Most of the digestion happens in your gut and there the nutrients are broken down, processed and absorbed. Candida can disturb the balance in your gut flora, which are essential for different processes happening in your gut. As a result of that you will not be able to absorb the nutrients from your gut. If your body doesn't get the necessary fuel from the gut it will feel fatigue all the time.

Candida also produces toxic by-products through metabolism and these toxins can result in hangovers. One such toxins is acetaldehyde. The build-up of a centrally height, ethanol and other toxins can slow down different processes in your body including liver functions.

Brain fog

Candida overgrowth can also result in symptoms like brain fog, confusion, difficulties with memory and poor concentration. Acetaldehyde, which is at toxic metabolite produced by Candida can cause all such problems.

Digestive issues

Candida overgrowth can also result in different digestive issues. If Candida overgrowth reaches your gut, it can make different changes in your digestive tract. It will not only weaken your immunity, but it can also change the way your body digests food. Candida overgrowth can overwhelm the healthy gut bacteria and can result in different digestive issues like diarrhoea, gas, bloating, constipation, cramps, nausea, and other such problems.

Recurring yeast infections

One of the most obvious sign of a Candida overgrowth is recurring yeast infections. If you suffer from repeated vaginal yeast infections, it means there is something wrong with your microbiome. Because of some gut imbalance in your body, vaginal yeast infection may keep coming back. Symptoms of such a vaginal yeast infection may include itching, pain during intercourse, swelling and white discharge.

A weak immune system

If you are suffering from Candida overgrowth, you will have a weak immune system. The immune system becomes weak cause of an imbalanced gut flora. Your intestine is are one of the most significant parts of your immune system. It is important to keep your immune system at the best possible health to fight off pathogens like Candida. Candida destroys the balance of microorganisms in your gut and that can weaken your immune system.

Your immune system may also become week because of a leaky gut syndrome. This happens because of Candida and as a result of that intestinal permeability happens. That can result in inflammation and food sensitivities which will pressurise your immune system more.

Adrenal fatigue caused by Candida can also weaken your immune system. These organs are important for regulating your immune system. It can also negatively impact hormonal levels and neurotransmitters like cortisol that regulate the immune system.

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