Candidiasis is an infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida fungi especially Candida albicans. These fungi are found almost anywhere in the environment, and some may live harmlessly alongside with the abundant native species of bacteria that normally colonize in the mouth, the gastrointestinal tract and vagina. In these situations the overgrowth of Candida is prevented by the presence of the native bacteria and by the body’s immune defenses. If the population of the native bacteria is decreased, Candida fungi can multiply enough to cause symptoms.

Conditions caused by Candida;

  • Oral
  • Intertrigo ( inflammatory skin disease involving body folds)
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Diaper rahes
  • Paronychia
  • Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis

Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms:

  • Abdominal gas
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Cravings for alcohol
  • Anxiety
  • Vaginitis
  • Rectal itching
  • Cravings for sweets
  • Inability to think clearly or concentrate
  • Hyperactivity
  • Mood swings
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Itching
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • PMS
  • Ear aches
  • Thrush
  • Sore throat
  • Acid reflux
  • Athletes foot

There is a variety of causes of Candida but the two leading contributors are a diet high in refined foods and the overuse of antibiotics. Taking acidophilus on a daily basis is one of the best defenses against yeast overgrowth and a healthy colon. During any treatment people may experience a temporary worsening of symptoms as the fungi die off. This is a normal part of the healing process. Candia is a really an insidious tricky yeast and once you have overgrowth it can be extremely difficult to get under control. It takes a lot of patience education and persistence.