The early signs that Candida is out of control are thrush, tinea, recurrent cystitis, frequent headaches, dizziness, digestive problems such as wind, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, recurrent indigestion, irritability, fatigue, weight control problems, unexplained anger, skin rashes, low blood pressure and nearly any type of allergic reaction.
All the classic allergy symptoms are common in Candida imbalance or Candidiasis – sneezing, runny nose, stuffiness, sore throat, postnasal drip, cough and asthma. The mucous membranes of the respiratory tract from nose to lungs may become irritated by continous exposure to yeast or its toxins. Irritation can lead to infection by other organisms either viral or bacterial. Then the label changes from Candidiasis to sinusitis, bronchitis, sore throat, a coid or even pneumonia. When the non-invasive form of Candida changes into the invasive, pathological “mycelia form” it actually grows root-like appendages and can infiltrate the intestinal walls and get into the bloodstream. The body’s immune system has trouble coping with this pathology and the Candida Spreads. If you have this form of Candida you will have symptoms which may be difficult to diagnose.
10 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 disease 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 such as 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
Effectively treating candida involves stopping the yeast overgrowth, restoring the friendly bacteria that usually keep them in check, and healing your gut so that candida can no longer enter your bloodstream.
One of the critical steps to eliminating candida is to heal your gut. We invite you to review our gut healing program on What Can I Eat?