- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Candida Overgrowth and Candida Symptoms
Candida or not?!
Well, we ALL have candida in us and it is helpful - in its naturally allocated amount.
When candida becomes a problem is when candida becomes a candida overgrowth - So yes, you do have candida, but do you have a candida overgrowth?
I am going to run through a few of the well known symptoms and I will also be listing some of the symptoms I have felt. As you must know, there are a whole range of symptoms that can be triggered by a candida over growth or/and a yeast overgrowth.
Before listing symptoms, you could try a few things initially to see if you have a candida overgrowth or yeast overgrowth, they are:
Try the Candida Spit Test - This is performed first thing in the morning with no messing about before hand and provides a very good guide to answer your question.
One of the main uses of candida is a little hard to accept and it is a rather strange one when you think about it a little bit. One of the main reasons we have candida within us is so that when we die, we breakdown, or rot quicker. So if you have a candida overgrowth your body is fighting/succumbing to this. Of course, this sounds like something from the x-files but it is true.
Of course, it is a strange thing for the body to do - think about breaking itself down.. For what and for who? Anyway..
All of this is a natural process, if "you" have vacated.
The following symptoms suggests you might have a candida overgrowth:
- Fatigue, headache, depression, irritability, disorientation, dizziness, inability to concentrate, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD.
- Skin and nail fungal infections (such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus).
- Muscle and joint aches, sinusitis and recurrent colds, recurrent skin rashes.
- Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.
- premenstrual syndrome (PMS), decreased libido, recurrent vaginal yeast infection, vulvar itching and pain / prostate and bladder infections.
- Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings.
- Sensitivities to certain foods or chemicals.
How do you get a candida overgrowth?
Here are some of the most common reason someone can get a candida overgrowth:
- Consuming a lot of alcohol.
- Living a high-stress lifestyle.
- Taking antibiotics that killed too many of those friendly bacteria and then not repopulating the good bacteria back.
- Not having the correct balance of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein in your diet.
- Not getting enough sleep.
- Taking oral contraceptives.
- Eating a lot of sugary sweet things.
- Skipping meals and then gorging on fast food.
- Eating foods and drinking drinks that have high yeast contents.
- A lack of exercise*