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Are You Suffering From Candida Overgrowth?

Posted in Candida on November 15th, 2007

Candida is believed to be present in nearly everyone.  So, what do you need to look out for to know if you have got a candida overgrowth?

For someone who is healthy then the presence of candida does not cause much of a problem and it is naturally kept under control because of the friendly bacteria (or probiotics) that are also found in our bodies.

However, Candida can become a problem for many people and in some cases it can result in an overgrowth, causing yeast infections with nasty side effects.

If this happens then there can be symptoms that are recognizable, which range from mild irritation to severe complications. It can even become life threatening if left untreated for an extended period.

For some people an overgrowth of candida may result in them suffering from chronic yeast infections, chronic fatigue, IBS along with excessive gas and bloating to their digestive system.  For others they may even find it can cause them to be allergic to particular foods or to suffer from skin rashes.

An overgrowth of Candida can often be exacerbated by the amount of sugar or alcohol a person consumes as well as through any food allergies they have.

You may have been aware that Candida feeds on simple sugars, but did you know that food allergies could inflame a person’s colon, which in turn encourages it to produce more Candida?

So, if you want to help prevent an overgrowth of Candida then eliminating sugar, alcohol and foods that cause an allergic reaction from your diet will help.

Unfortunately, if this is not done then the sufferer could end up in a vicious cycle and find they are continually battling against Candida infections that reoccur periodically.

When an overgrowth of Candida occurs it is often because the Candida has been allowed to grow rapidly in the person’s intestinal tract. This is commonly because there is an insufficient volume of friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract to keep it suppressed.

When this occurs the intestinal system becomes unbalanced and some of the following symptoms may be noticed.

1.  Headaches
2.  Fatigue or low levels of energy despite getting plenty of sleep and rest each day.
3.  A bloated or painful abdomen and food is no longer digested efficiently.
4.  Suffering from excess gas (flatulence).
5.  Some people may even find that they are suffering from eczema.

As the symptoms relating to Candida infection are very similar to many other common health problems it can make it all the more difficult for a health professional to diagnose it. 

One of the quickest ways of finding out if you have an overgrowth of Candida in your digestive system is through talking to your health professional.

Often they will suggest that you have a simple blood test done called “Candida Immune Complexes Assay Test”, which will be able to test to see if there are any Candida anti-bodies in your system.

It is important you also check with them what could have been the cause of the infection in the first place.  Knowing this will allow you to make changes so that the candida overgrowth is less likely to reoccur.

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Discover New Ways of Cooking for Candida Albicans Relief

Posted in Candida on November 8th, 2007

Often a person who is suffering from Candida Albicans, which is an overgrowth of yeast that naturally occurs in the body, will often experience a number of unpleasant symptoms.

Some of these can be alleviated reduced by changing diet and specifically cooking for candida albicans relief.

There are many ways in which this type of infection can be relieved with traditional Western medicines (anti-fungal remedies), Chinese medicine, changes to eating habits and by following a targeted natural health regime.

Paying close attention to your diet if you do happen to suffer from Candida Albicans is one of the quickest and easiest methods you can incorporate into your life immediately to make a marked difference to this very uncomfortable infection.

 One of the most important things that any person suffering from this or any yeast infection should do is cut out refined sugar and yeast from their diet.

It is vital that when cooking a meal to combat Candida Albicans you should avoid any recipes that require you to use these products, or choose recipes where they can be substituted for an alternative instead.

The key is to ensure that foods that promote the growth of yeast in the body are reduced to the minimum, or eliminated fully from the diet.  This gives the body an opportunity to gain the upper hand and combat the candida overgrowth. So, don’t forget to completely eliminate sugar and yeast from your diet.

To clarify, refined sugars include maple syrup, molasses as well as white granular sugar. 

Products that contain yeast include bread, pastries, beer and liquor.

It is also advisable to reduce, or eliminate your intake of fruit and fruit juices while the candida is being treated.

Fruit and fruit juices contain high levels of fruit sugar (fructose) which can help promote the growth of yeast in the body. 

Recipes that contain high levels of vegetables, meat and fish (except those that are smoked) are excellent choices for a candida sufferer, also try and stick with organic products as much as possible to avoid eating foods that may be have antibiotics and hormones in them.

Any vegetables should be washed carefully before being eaten, making sure that all pesticides are removed.

Meals that contain eggs (again only use organic where possible) are a good option, and a variety of interesting meal options are available using plain tofu along with lentils and chickpeas.

Another great ingredient that you can include in any meals you are cooking for Candida Albicans sufferers is plain natural live yogurt as this contain lots of friendly bacteria to help rebalance the natural bacteria levels in your gut.

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Is Candida the Reason You Feel Tired All the Time?

Posted in Candida on November 1st, 2007

Chronic fatigue is now a recognized condition that more and more people in industrialized nations are being diagnosed with.  Although the cause of chronic fatigue is often unclear, there have been a connection made to an immune dysfunction in some cases. With this knowledge, and the understanding that a candida overgrowth can effect the immune response - Is chronic fatigue caused by candida or other yeast infections, or is there no proof to back this claim?

Candida can place a large stress on a person’s immune system, and a candida infection is normally the result of a longstanding immune system abnormality, due to illness, medication or lifestyle.

The human body is often sensitive to fungus and molds, and they are considered as one of the most allergenic organisms.  The candida yeast is considered as a fungus/mold, and candida albicans, which is the most common type of candida, triggers an allergic response in everyone who has a healthy immune system.

In fact, for the last 25 to 30 years, a small amount of candida albicans has been injected under a person’s skin as a way of checking the immune response is working correctly.  It is abnormal if there is no reaction to the injection.

It is believed that everyone has some candida on or in their body at all times.  It can survive and thrive in the moist and warm parts of the body including the oral cavity, the vagina, in the folds of the skin and in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Unfortunately, this commonality makes it hard to diagnose especially if there are no obvious symptoms, which can happen if there is only a minor overgrowth in places like the gut.

Therefore, the theory of why a candida infection may cause chronic fatigue is based on the fact that the immune system responds to the candida infection. Which in turn leads to a weaker immune response in other areas, potentially allowing other viruses, infections and symptoms to take hold, and potentially leading to the onset of chronic fatigue.

There is some anecdotal evidence to suggest this is the case, but it is hard to prove, especially when the symptoms of both a candida infection and chronic fatigue have a number of similarities.

There are a couple of ways of potentially identifying if there is a candida growth within the host.  These include:

1. Sugar cravings

2. Historically had a diet high in sugar, which feeds the yeast

3. Taken medication that kills of the friendly bacteria in the GI tract, therefore allowing the candida to thrive

4. A hypersensitivity to medication, chemicals and chemical smells and perfume.

None of the above are exclusive to a candida infection, so it is important that the patient has a full medical evaluation to ensure that all other possibilities are ruled out before making this assumption.

Another way of identifying if it is indeed candida triggering the chronic fatigue is to follow an anti-candida treatment plan.  This would include changing diet, lifestyle, probably anti-fungal medication and potentially some additional supplements.

When treating chronic fatigue caused by candida, or by any other trigger, it is important to consider that chronic fatigue AND candida are both symptoms of a wider concern in the host.  The trigger for a candida overgrowth needs to be diagnosed and treated to reduce the risk of reoccurrence.

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Discover the Link Between Candida and Vitamin B12

Posted in Candida on October 25th, 2007

Yeast Infections like Candida Albicans can be sometimes be encouraged if the body is deficient in certain essential nutrients and probiotics.  In this article we look at the link between candida and vitamin b12.

In recent studies it has been found that a person who is deficient in Vitamin B12 can have a weakened immune system

By increasing the intake of Vitamin B12, which is a water soluble vitamin, it can help to restore the effectiveness of the body’s immune response, and make it much more effective.

The intake of Vitamin b12 is vital to maintain healthy nerve cells and support the production of the body’s genetic material.  It also works closely with some of the other b vitamins to control and regulate the formation of red blood cells.

Vitamin B12 also supports the immune system and has been shown to be a “mood” enhancer, helping keep stress levels lower in the body and helping a person deal better with stressful situations.

As Candida often arises because a person’s immune system is not working at full strength, then a person who is deficient in Vitamin B12 may be at an increased risk of developing a yeast infection overgrowth.

Vitamin B12 is also known as known as Cobalamin, and the average healthy adult will have between 2 and 5mg in their body at any time, of which the majority is stored in the liver.  This is also true for most animals, and that is why eating liver is an exceptional way of replenishing the levels of B12 in the body.

Sufferers of Candida are often deficient in a number of key vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including vitamin B12, due to the reduced effectiveness of the digestive process caused by the yeast overgrowth, the this can exacerbate a B12 deficiency over time.

Some of the symptoms of a lack of B12 include:

• An irritated, red and possibly shiny tongue, and a reduced sense of taste.
• A reduced, or altered sense of touch, which can include a reduced ability to detect vibration.
• Headaches.
• Reduced co-ordination, pain and difficulty walking, along with muscle spasms.
• Palpitation, shortness of breath and chest pains

So, it is vital that if you are showing any of these symptoms you seek professional advice.

Unfortunately many of the oral antibiotics we use today can destroy the good bacteria in our stomach which help keep yeast infections such as candida under control.

The link between the immune system and ensuring that there are sufficient levels of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins present in the body is clear.  So, ensure that you are eating the correct foods, namely meat, dairy and eggs, to ensure that your levels of Vitamin B12 are managed. 

Reduce your risk of candida and vitamin b12 deficiency through choosing a diet rich in foods that include this essential nutrient.

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The Effectiveness of Choosing Chinese Medicine Candida Treatments

Posted in Candida on October 18th, 2007

Often, a Chinese medicine candida diagnosis will only come after the practitioner has considered all your symptoms.  In Chinese medicine the body’s whole wellbeing is considered in the diagnosis, with an attempt to bring the body back into balance.

Normally the strains of Candida (yeast) found in the body inhabit a person’s digestive tract, from mouth to rectum, as well as genitourinary tract.

Unfortunately when this particular form of fungus is allowed to grow it can cause problems for the sufferer.

Although many people will turn to traditional Western medicine in order to treat the fungal overgrowth any continued use of antibiotics can unfortunately in some cases escalate the problem and lead to reoccurring bouts.

That is why more people are turning to Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in order to help them eliminate Candida overgrowth.

Certainly, there are number herbs and lifestyle changes that would be recommended by a Chinese medicine practitioner which have an overall anti-biotic property, which make them an effective alternative, or complementary medicine, which can help bring the body back into balance.

The herbs and changes suggested in traditional Chinese Medicine usually bring balance by reducing the number of “bad” bacterium, which can encourage the growth of Candida, but still allows the good bacteria in our bodies to remain.

The good bacterium found in the body is essential and among other things it helps suppress yeast infections like Candida. 

Usually when you are undergoing treatment by a Chinese Medicine practitioner for Candida they will want to ensure that your body is in balance as they feel an imbalance in your Yin and Yang is often the cause for the many illnesses that people suffer.

One particular way for treating Candida using Chinese Medicine is to prescribe a cleansing therapy, which helps to clear the body of any waste, phlegm and toxins that the practitioner may have noticed.  These are seen as a one of the causes of the Candidiasis overgrowth.

The herbs used in this form of treatment are not there to cleanse the large intestine but rather to help promote the removal of phlegm and toxins. In Chinese Medicine it is important that the phlegm, waste and toxins be removed from the body as they help promote the growth of yeast in the body. 

The main types of herbs which are used to help the body of phlegm, waste and toxins include Long Dao Cao (Gentiana), Chuan Lian Zi (Melia), Huo Xiang (Agastachis), Bai Dou Kou (Cardamon), Mu Xiang (Saussarea), Huang Qin (Skullcup), Hung Lian (Coptis) and Huang Bai (Phellodendra).

Once the cleansing stage has been completed, the patient will be moved onto the next stage with is “Tonifying”.

This stage helps to repair the damage caused by conditions such as Candida and restore your body’s balance.

It is also during this stage of the treatment that the practitioner will seek to prevent reoccurrence in the future.  Often, the treatment will include Huang Qi (Astragalus), Dang Shen (Codonopsis), Bai Zhu (Atractylodes) and Shan Yao (Dioscorea). 

However, there will also be an instruction to reduce the potential of yeast overgrowth through changes in diet by reducing the foods that incorporate yeast growth.

Ensure you consult a qualified TCM practitioner for a personalized diagnosis.

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How Effective Are Candida Diets?

Posted in Candida on October 11th, 2007

Many people (depending upon their initial diagnosis) who suffer from Candida overgrowth and follow one of the anti candida diets available can often feel improvements remarkably quickly, some people can see a marked improvement after about 4 weeks.

The purpose of a candida diet is to remove all the foods that feed the candida fungus and help to create an environment in the body that can fight the infection better. In essence, starve the candida and build up the body’s defenses.

There are number of reasons for candida overgrowth occurring, these include a weakened immune system, which is unable to fight the infection, a poor diet, medication that can kill either the friendly bacteria in the gut which suppresses candida growth, or can impact on the immune system directly. 

There are other reasons that a candida overgrowth can occur, and it is important the cause of the condition is identified to reduce the risk of reoccurrence.

Also, ensure that your infection is properly diagnosed.  There are a number of ailments that share similar symptoms to candida, and it is important the correct treatment is applied which is specific to your condition.

That being said, here are some of the foods to be eliminated from your food choices when following an anti candida diet.

1.  Sugar and products that contain sugar

It is important that you remove all types of refined sugar from your diet as this directly feeds the yeast infection (Candida) giving it the fuel and environment to grow aggressively.

All sugars should be eliminated, even those that are hidden in other foods. So this would include white and brown sugar as well as honey, maple, corn and rice syrup along with molasses, maple, date, raw and demerrara sugar.

Ensure that you read the labels on all processed foods, as sugar is very often added, even to savory items. Look for terms like sucrose, fructose, maltose, lactose and glucose.

There is some debate if fruit should be removed from the diet due to its beneficial nutritional properties.  If you do keep eating fruit, then reduce the amount and also eat only fresh whole fruit, so that the beneficial vitamins and minerals are all present and have not been lost by sitting on a grocer’s shelf or through processing the fruit. 

2.  Yeast and foods containing yeast

Foods that contain bakers and brewer’s yeast along with Engevita and Torula, plus any other nutritional yeast should be eliminated from the diet.  This will also mean removing all foods which have yeast in the and which acts as a raising agent such as breads, rolls, buns, muffins and pastries. 

Watch out for foods that have yeast within sauces and spreads, like marmite, Bovril and gravy mix.

3.  Fermented products

Vinegar is made using a yeast culture and all foods that either contain yeast, or are created using a fermentation process such as white, red wine, cider and balsamic vinegar need to be eliminated from your diet.

Foods that contain vinegar include mayonnaise, ready made or commercial salad dressings, ketchup and sauces such as Worcestershire, barbecue, steak, shrimp and soy.

Plus you will also need to remove mustards, pickles, pickled vegetables, green olives and all forms of relishes, horseradish, chili sauce and mincemeat as well.

There is also a long list of foods that are perfectly acceptable to eat as part of an anti candida diet.

Although following anti candida diets may sound restrictive, after a period the doctor or nutritionist will usually allow for the slow reintroduction of foods found on the restricted list.

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Candida Treatments Reviewed

Posted in Candida on October 4th, 2007

There are a number of different candida treatments available. Each with their own pros and cons, which should be considered before rushing in and adopting them. 

The choice of whether to go for natural remedies or use solely traditional Western medicine to treat candida is often debated, and certainly has strong advocates on both sides.

This article does not intend to get involved in these discussions, as its purpose is simply to educate someone with candida and give them the best chance to recover from this yeast infection as swiftly as possible.

Candida treatments prescribed by medical practitioners will generally include anti-fungal medication, such as Miconazole or Clortimazole.

These medications have shown to be effective, but there are also alternatives, which you can purchase over the counter at your local drug store.

In order for the yeast infection it to be treated effectively, there should be a proper diagnosis by a medical professional.  There are other conditions that have similar symptoms to a candida overgrowth and taking medications for the wrong ailment could make matters worse.

One of the best ways of helping to treat Candida naturally is by following a sugar and yeast free diet.

By doing this you are actually preventing the Candida from having access to the basic ingredients which help it to grow.  The quickest approach is often following a candida diet while taking medication.  In this way the candida infection is “starved” while the medication works within the body.

Another way for treating Candida is known as immunotherapy.  This treatment uses anti-genic extracts to help combat the illness caused by the yeast infection.

These types of Candida treatments are much more specialized and are likely to be a little more expensive than the conventional ways of treating this type of infection.

Acupuncture is sometimes used in treating Candida as it is believed to help stimulate the immune system which can then help fight off the effects of the Candida infection.

Another option for you to consider when looking to treat your Candida problem is to adopt a homeopathic approach. The homeopathic approach to Candida treatments focus on cleansing the body and specifically the intestinal tract and digestive system where the Candida yeast likes to live.

None of the approaches mentioned in this article are mutually exclusive.  They can all be used in conjunction with each other to enhance the impact on the candida infection.

What is really important is that you commence any sort of Candida treatments as soon as you have been diagnosed with the problem.

The longer the Candida is given to grow then the more severe the problems relating to this type of infection can be.

In some cases if left unchecked the growth of Candida in the body can lead to further medical complications in other parts of the body especially the organs such as the kidney, heart, livers and brain.  So candida treatments need to be effective and swiftly implemented to ensure speedy recovery.

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Candida Albicans Treatment Options for Skin Infections

Posted in Candida on August 30th, 2007

The growth in numbers of people suffering from a yeast infection and particularly a candida albicans infection is increasing.  Much of this growth has been put down to the westernized lifestyle of a diet that is high in sugars and processed foods, low in foods that support a healthy immune response and gut flora, and a busy schedule.  So, what candida albicans treatment options is there currently available?

Firstly, lets look at what candida albicans is and how an infection may be spotted. 

Candida albicans is the most common form of candida yeast.  It lives naturally in the Gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and the warm, moist parts of our body, including the vagina, the oral cavity and where there are folds in the skin.

Generally speaking, candida albicans is not a threat to the health of the body.  In fact it has an important role to play in our intestines by recognizing and killing harmful bacteria in the gut. Without Candida albicans we would be prey to many pathogen bacteria.

It is only when the body’s immune system is weakened usually through poor dietary or lifestyle choices, certain medication and drugs or adverse medical condition that the candida can thrive.

Normally candida albicans stays in its yeast state, which is non-invasive and metabolizes sugars.  However, if allowed the thrive it changes to its fungal form, which is an invasive form that uses its tentacle like roots to penetrate the mucosa or the intestinal wall.  This can leave small holes, which allows toxins, bacteria from the gut and undigested food the opportunity to enter the bloodstream.

Although a candida albicans infection will generally occur in mucous membranes, it can happen anywhere on the skin. Candida infections, especially those infections found in the mucous membranes or genitals, are contagious and can be passed from person to person through sexual contact or even through indirect contact like shared flannels or damp towels.

Candida albicans is typically found in the folds in the skin, like on the genitals, around the groin, under the breasts or under the arms.

The signs of a candida albicans skin infection include the following:

- Purple itchy patches on the skin, with the itching sensation generally stronger on the outside of the patch.
- There may also be blisters that appear around the itchy patch
- There is likely to be a small amount of scaling

There are some people who have a greater risk of having candida albicans skin infections including:

Those people with a compromised or weakened immune system, whether through a medical condition or through taking medication or drugs.

- People who are overweight
- Women who are pregnant
- Those people who have diabetes, or another metabolic disorder
- Babies
- And, people who work in wet environments

So what can be done to naturally alleviate the problems?

The first thing to realize is that a candida infection on the skin is unlikely to occur if the body is in good health and hygiene levels are improved. So here are some tips to reduce the risks.

-Do not use other peoples towels or flannels
-Wear clothes that allow the skin to breathe and wick moisture like cotton
-Change clothes regularly so that only dry, clean ones are worn
-Wear leather shoes or sandals not trainers so your feet can breathe
-Dry skin well after a wash, and wash regularly.
-People who are overweight should be careful about drying the skin folds and under skin folds thoroughly.

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Did You Know About These Three Candida Cures?

Posted in Candida on August 23rd, 2007

If you were to do a search of the Internet for Candida Cures you would be amazed at the number of results you would get returned.

Not only are there the more traditional Western forms of treating and curing this infection through the use of anti-fungal treatments but also there are sites offering you information on holistic and natural cures.

In this article we will look at three different types of cures for Candida, which are available for anyone who suspects that they have a Candida infection.

However, before we go into more detail, it is important to remember that you need to identify the cause of the Candida growth.  It is key that the cause of the infection is treated, otherwise it could reoccur when the treatment stops.

1.  Tea Tree Oil

Although no formal clinical studies have been carried out on humans to show that tea tree oil is effective or safe for treating and curing yeast infections, it has been used for many years as a way of killing the yeast fungi when used topically.

It is important not use tea tree oil without diluting it, as at its full strength it can be an irritant especially on sensitive skin.

When applied topically to the vaginal area, or any effected area of the skin, it has shown potential as being a natural way of relieving Candida and killing yeast infections.  This effect has been attributed to a compound found in the tea tree oil known as terpinen-4-ol that has natural antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. But don’t forget to dilute.

2.  Probiotic Dietary Supplements

These supplements need to be taken orally normally three times a day, however it’s important to follow the instructions on the label. 

There are a number of preparations that can be taken for medicinal reasons; they include probiotic foods like “live” yogurts, drinks and tablets/capsules.

Each capsule contains large amounts of probiotic (friendly bacteria) which help to suppress the growth of Candida in the digestive system.

Generally a good quality http://www.eliminating-candida.com/candida-probiotics2.html”>probiotic supplement should contain around 35 - 50 billion bacteria in each capsule, anything less than this may be ineffective in trying to cure the Candida growth quickly.

If you feel uncomfortable taking a supplement such as this orally then there are probiotic suppositories that you can try instead.

3.  Anti-Fungal Medications

Anti-fungal medications are probably the most widely used candida treatment. However, there are alternative anti-fungal options like garlic, Horopito Aniseed and Pau D’Arco.

The anti-fungal medication can come in a number of preparations, including ointment or cream which is directly applied topically to the affected area, or they are used in pill form and taken orally.

They may be used in suppository form and inserted directly into the vagina.

Unfortunately there is a risk associated with using these types of cures as often they can be purchased directly over the counter from your local drug store and there is no need for you to seek your doctor’s advice.

This can result in a person misdiagnosing the cause of their infection and if they do actually suffer from a case of Candida infection in the future, they run the risk of the Candida having built up an immunity to the treatment and subsequent treatment can be ineffective.

This is one of the many reasons it is important before commencing use of any form of anti-fungal medication as Candida cures you seek medical advice and get a proper diagnosis for your problem.

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Is it a Candida Symptom or Something Else?

Posted in Candida on August 16th, 2007

So, you are concerned that you have a candida symptom, or at least something that looks like one, but you cannot be sure? 

Candida is a yeast infection, which normally lives quite happily in the digestive system without causing problems.  However, if a situation arises where the Candida is allowed to grow unchecked then there are a number of complications and symptoms that can occur.

In most cases a simple course anti-fungal treatments along with a change in someone’s diet can help to combat the effects of a Candida infection and prevent the Candida symptoms progressing.  However, this does mean that the candida has already been diagnosed, and that is often the hardest part.

Most sufferers of Candida will be affected by numerous symptoms, the most common of which are:-

1. The skin to feels itchy and irritated, usually where there are folds in the skin.  Candida can only really thrive in moist warm places, so can usually be found in the oral cavity, the vagina and in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

2.  The mouth and tongue become dry and they may even suffer from a cracked tongue as well as bleeding gums.

3.  In women as well as men they may find that they are suffer regularly from a form of urinary tact infection and find that not only are they urinating more often, it is also painful when they actually do urinate.

4.  Whilst having sexual intercourse a woman may find she suffers from a burning and itching sensation in her vagina and there can be a considerable amount of pain.

5.  Also, women may find that they have vaginal discharge, which has the appearance of cottage cheese (white and lumpy).

6. Women could find that during their menstrual cycle they have unusual cramps and pain.

7.  Those who are suffering from Oral thrush (infection of Candida) of the mouth can find it very difficult to swallow and this may also mean that the infection has actually infected the esophagus.

8.  Another common complaint is that the sufferer can often have indigestion or heartburn.

9. There can be abdominal pains as well as feeling bloated, as the fermenting candida yeast produces excess gas.

10. In some cases a person may suffer from either diarrhea or constipation or even both and may notice that there is mucus in their stools when they do have a bowel movement.

Above are the more common symptoms associated with a Candida infection, however if left unchecked and allowed to multiply then the Candida symptoms can become far more severe. 

In some cases an overgrowth of Candida can cause symptoms such as depression, anxiety, a lack of concentration along with headaches (including migraines), fatigue as well as difficulty sleeping.

Often, a number of the candida symptom items mentioned above are also similar to symptoms of other conditions. It is important that you keep track of all your symptoms and discuss them with your doctor to ensure an accurate diagnosis and reduce the risk of reoccurrence.

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