Chronic Fatigue – the most overlooked Candida overgrowth symptom
A Candida overgrowth releases more than 400 kinds of toxins into your body, in quantities that your body will struggle to deal with. This can cause feelings of exhaustion or fatigue as resources are depleted and the immune system is overwhelmed.
This chronic fatigue can last for up to six months or unless something is done to treat the candida overgrowth. These feelings of exhaustion may also be accompanied with headache, sore throat, joint pain, difficulty concentrating and poor memory.
Candida has been linked to sugar cravings, although the exact mechanism by which this occurs is not fully understood. It is thought that Candida produces chemicals that stimulate the brain’s reward centers and cause cravings for sweet foods. Additionally, Candida may alter the balance of hormones in the body, leading to changes in appetite.
It can be challenging to address Candida-related sweet cravings because they can be difficult to distinguish from other types of cravings.
There is some evidence to suggest that a Candida overgrowth may be associated with changes in the person’s mood. It is thought that Candida may alter the balance of hormones in the body, leading to mood changes. Candida may also produce chemicals that can affect the brain and nervous system, leading to changes in mood and behavior. This hasn’t been studied widely by scientists, but is more of an observation based on patients’ reports.
It is thought that Candida may contribute to the development of eczema by triggering an immune response in the skin. Candida may also produce chemicals that can irritate the skin and contribute to inflammation.
Candida can also affect the person’s sinuses thereby causing sinus infections. This leads an individual to experience post nasal drip, seasonal allergies, persistent cough and other flu-like symptoms. If you find yourself having persistent sinus infections, might as well have yourself checked for candida infection.
Recurring Urinary Tract and Vaginal Infections
Candida is not a sexually transmitted disease. However, it is a condition that can be sexually transmitted. Sexual partners may spread the fungi back and forth, so it is important for both to take measures to overcome the problem.
Refrain from using pantyhose or any other tight-fitting underwear that may cause chafing, as any open areas will be easily invaded.
When suffering with Urinary Tract Infections it is critical to contact your GP and get it under control quickly.
Stomach and Digestive Problems
When the healthy bacteria are outnumbered and overwhelmed by Candida, the person risks experiencing chronic intestinal distress. If you are frequently experiencing bloating, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps, flatulence and burping, then the possibility that you have candida overgrowth should be investigated.
If left untreated, oral thrush may exacerbate and spread to the digestive tract. This is common with infants; what begins as a case of oral thrush can easily develop into diaper rash. Oral thrush can be contagious and it can be passed from one child to another through sharing of toys. Adults can also have it from kissing a person with oral thrush. Taking oral corticosteroids increases the risk of having oral thrush.