Candida albicans Overgrowth Symptoms,
There is more and more scientific consensus now that microbe imbalance in the gut leads to many diseases.
You may have symptoms of a fungal overgrowth in your body called Candida albicans which produce very toxic byproducts and sets up a cascade of diseases. There are more than 100 symptoms of this gut imbalance - Candia alibicans overgrowth contributes to more than 125 diseases and imbalances in the body:
What are common candida symptoms?
Skin and nail fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
Feeling tired and worn down, or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma, or multiple sclerosis
Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and brain fog
Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching, or vaginal itching
Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
Leaky gut, inflammation, and candida overgrowth can lead to auto immune disease.
Candida is a yeast fungus found naturally in the mucosal membranes in our digestive tract, mouth, throat, intestinal tract, the female genital tract and on our skin, and it is kept in check by other healthy microbes. It is an opportunistic fungus that easily gets out of control and can double its colonies rapidly and invade many parts of your body including your blood. When their natural predators are diminished candida flourishes and produces dozens of toxins that may cause immune system dysfunction over time and potentially causing an autoimmune response over time. Candida is anerobic meaning it thrives without oxygen, it teams up with other harmful bacteria and viruses to encourage a more toxic environment in the body, it is white in colour and loves an environment with diminished competition. Candida feeds and thrives on sugars, yeasts, and starches. A Candida albicans overgrowth can set up a cascade of health problems it may be the the starting point of many diseases, ear infections for example. Exposure to antibiotics and steroids through animals foods and pharmaceuticals. 56,000 studies on candida have been cited on PubMed. Antibiotic use worldwide has increased by 36% between year 2000 and 2010. Antibiotics can wipe out 100 trillion bacteria in 5-7 days, Candida can then take over within 52 hours.
In babies, candida overgrowth may exhibit itself as diaper rash, eczema, colic, interrupted sleep, white film on the tongue or thrush, excessive crying or even digestive disturbances where the child becomes intolerant of the formulas. In older children, crankiness, hyperactivity, sugar cravings, tantrums and high susceptibility to colds and flus are all strong indicators. In these cases, children begin developing sensitivities or allergies to foods and may even develop asthma. As the child gets more vaccinations, the increased mercury intake helps candida thrive further. The extended use of antibiotics for infections and steroids, such as cortisone for asthma, also suppress the immune system.
Current research suggests Candida may trigger coeliac and Crohn`s disease, auto immune diseases, allergies, asthma, dermatitis. Candida is often the underlying cause for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, environmental exposure syndrome, and central sensitization syndrome. Candida even effects the brain, and can be the precursor to many different mental illnesses from depression to schizophrenia. In other words, when the immune system goes belly up, Candida is almost always a major factor, if not one of the few basic causes, and yet this connection is often overlooked or ignored. Some medical doctors also believe there is a link between candida and cancer, candida and autism.
Candida Creates a Biofilm
A biofilm is created when free-floating microorganisms attach themselves to a surface and create a colony. about 80% of of human infections that affect the gut, mouth, lungs, gentials, heart, teeth, eyes, ear and skin are caused by bio-film associated microorganisms. Candida forms a biofilm around human cells and blocks the hormone receptors such as insulin, leptin, ghrelin, reproductive hormones, thyroid hormones, and interferes with energy production.
If you are experiencing allergies, depression, slow healing, a weak immune system, dizzy spells, brain fog, insomnia, migraines, or any autoimmune problems such as chemical sensitivities, unexplained fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, or similar symptoms, get the Candida that is in your body under control and know that eating well, eating a truly healthy diet is essential for keeping Candida at bay.
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