You could be suffering from Candidiasis symptoms and not even know that you have it. Candidiasis is a fungal infection that has a wide variety of symptoms, some of them unusual or unexpected. Read on to learn more about Candidiasis, and to know when you should see your doctor.
What Causes Candidiasis?
It’s usually medication that causes Candidiasis. Candida albicans is a yeast that naturally grows in your digestive tract and on the skin. It’s kept from overgrowing by natural healthy bacteria in your body. Certain medications will kill the natural bacteria, and leave Candida albicans to grow quickly and harm the body. Some of these medications are antibiotics, corticosteroids and oral contraceptives. If you have a weakened immune system or an autoimmune disease, you may be more susceptible to having Candidiasis. It can manifest as yeast infections, thrush (Candidiasis in the mouth or throat), skin infections such as diaper rash, fungus in the toenails or fingernails, and in more severe cases, can enter the bloodstream.
Since Candidiasis is caused by an imbalance of the healthy bacteria in the gut, you may have digestive symptoms, such as:check more details at http://www.mercola.com/downloads/bonus/candida-yeast/default.htm.
• excessive gas
• irritable bowel syndrome
Candida albicans also lives on your skin in healthy amounts. When it multiplies uncontrollably, Candidiasis occurs there. Some symptoms you may notice with your skin include:
• itchy, red patches of skin
• athlete’s foot
• fungus of your toenails or fingernails
Overall, you might generally be feeling different, or not right. Candidiasis can affect your whole system, even the brain and nervous system. Some Candidiasis symptoms you may not link to it are:
• chronic fatigue syndrome
• mood swings and irritability
• brain fog
• inability to concentrate or a hard time focusing
Any one of these symptoms by itself doesn’t necessarily mean that you have Candidiasis. If you have a few of them though, you may want to speak to your doctor. There are also some typical symptoms of Candidiasis such as a yeast infection, and white patches in the mouth (thrush). If you have signs of a yeast infection, such as thick, white discharge and painful urination, you should see a doctor immediately. Although it’s rare, if Candidiasis is left untreated, it can spread to the bloodstream. If it reaches your bloodstream, it can potentially spread to your inner organs, like the liver and spleen.
The treatment for Candidiasis is anti-fungal medication that you must get prescribed from your doctor. There are some natural remedies too, such as herbs and supplements that will help you get rid of Candidiasis. Treatment usually involves changing your diet, to eat less sugar and more protein and vegetables.
Candidiasis can range from mildly uncomfortable to very painful. It’s better to get it treated and get rid of it as soon as you can so it won’t spread. With treatment, you will finally get rid of Candida and you won’t have to suffer from Candidiasis symptoms any longer.