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Candida and Yeast Infection Symptoms – The Facts You Must Know

Systemic Candida Symptoms and Yeast Infection Symptoms

Yeast infection symptoms and systemic candida symptoms have been an area of confusion by many people and health providers.
Since many systemic candida symptoms are very similar to other medical conditions, there are a lot of misses. Furthermore, candida symptoms can appear anywhere in the body: from digestion issues such as constipation, diarrhea, or bloating, to oral thrush, chronic fatigue, headache, brain fog, pain, fever, skin, nails fungal infections, jock itch, vaginal yeast infections, itching, burning and many others.

The Problem with Candida & Yeast Infection Symptoms

Here is the problem: with so much confusion, there are many cases of candida and yeast infection symptoms that are treated individually by medication which can make the yeast infection worse. When the source of the problem (systemic candida overgrowth also known as systemic candidiasis) is not fully addressed, it is common to see the symptoms of yeast infection and candida coming back. Unfortunately, even when the candida and yeast issue is identified correctly, the candida and yeast infection treatment, or even the candida diet have also been an area of confusion by many health providers.

The result: candida and yeast infection issues that keep coming back, with many people live their entire lives treating conditions they never had, running from one doctor to another hoping to find answers only to end up feeling sicker and even more confused.
Since yeast infections are so common (7 out of 10 people suffer from candida and yeast infection in north America alone), you can just imagine how common these scenarios are.

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    Do you have the yeast infection symptoms or candida symptoms listed in the following sections ?

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    How do you feel when you have candida overgrowth ?

    It is very common for candida to change the way you feel. Since yeast infections are so common these days, some of these symptoms are considered “normal” for example fatigue or low energy, where people accept that this is just the way it is, and consume more and more energy drinks, stimulants and coffee just to get by.
    The more serious the candida overgrowth gets, the more serious the symptoms are as well as the impact on the person’s life up to a point where he or she simply can’t function.

    Common symptoms of a yeast infection that affect the way you feel:

    • Fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
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      For many people, drinking coffee seems like an easy fix for those days they need a little boost. Research however, has shown that ongoing consumption of coffee or other stimulants may cause the opposite effect and can actually make us more fatigue

    • Low energy, always tired, lethargy, exhaustion .
    • Headache.
    • Migraine.
    • Dizziness.
    • Anxiety, panic attacks.
    • Brain fog, poor memory, mental confusion.
    • Difficulty to concentrate
    • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
    • Mood swings, irritability.
    • Depression.
    • Heart palpitations
    • Allergies.
    • Muscle or joint aches and pain.
    • Cold hands or cold feet.
    • Insomnia, bad sleep.
    • Night sweats.
    • Low Immune System. (e.g. constantly catching colds).
    • Chemical sensitivity. (e.g. Sensitivity to fragrances, makeup, cleaning supplies).

    Digestion

    Digestion problems are very common with candida and yeast infections, and are very common signs of yeast infection issues. This is mainly due to the fact that the majority of the yeast is located in our digestive system. In fact, in most cases, the digestive system is the source of the problem and where the problem starts.

    “All Disease Begins in the Gut”Hippocrates, father of western medicine
    Digestion issues that are commonly reported as a part of the candida symptoms list are:

    Diet & Food

    Diet & food go hand in hand with digestion. We all know how important our diet is to our health. In the case of candida and yeast infections, diet is more than just a contributing factor – in many cases it is the source of the problem. It is very common to see many candida overgrowth symptoms that are related to the diet and the foods we eat; even after starting the candida diet! common yeast infection symptoms that are related to diet are:

    • Food allergies.
    • Strong cravings for sweets and sugars.
    • Irritable when hungry.
    • Hunger less than 2 hours after eating.
    • Tired after eating.
    • Weight gain.
    • Difficulty to lose weight.
    • Eating disorders.
    • Water retention.

    Are you feeding yourself or are you feeding your candida?

    yeast infection symptoms craving sweets

    Sugar addiction, craving sweets and bad food are very common with candida since these are candida’s favorite type of fuel! So the next time you feel this strong urge to eat more sugars, STOP! and ask yourself: are you feeding yourself or are you feeding your candida?

    Mouth

    The mouth is a part of our digestive system, as digestion starts in the mouth. It is believed by many health experts that mouth is the mirror of our digestive system; one’s oral health can tell a lot about his internal health.
    Having  a thick white coat on your tongue is also known oral thrush or oral candidiasis and it is usually a very clear sign of candida overgrowth, especially when it comes with other symptoms in other parts of the body.

    Common signs of yeast infection in the mouth are:

    • Oral thrush symptoms usually appear as white tongue, yellow or white coating on the tongue.
    • White spots inside the mouth and on the tongue.
    • Cracked tongue
    • Bleeding gums
    • Canker sores (Aphthous ulcer).
    • Dry mouth
    • Dry lips, chapped lips (especially the lower lip).
    • Taste changes.
    • Metallic taste in mouth (Parageusia)
    • Teeth grinding (long term this leads to teeth that are flattened or fractured).
    • Bad breath (Halitosis)
    “Drink your food and eat your drink” This ancient Chinese medicine wisdom may hold the key to perfect digestion:
    when you eat – chew your food until it becomes liquid and only then swallow;
    when you drink – swish your drink in your mouth letting it mix with your saliva.
    This simple guideline is believed to be one of the biggest secrets for optimizing food digestion

    Skin & Nails

    Skin is the largest organ and a window to our internal health. Many medical conditions appear first as problems visible on the skin. When the body eliminates toxins, very often this is done through the pores, which can lead to symptoms such as rash, eczema, acne and others.

    It is normal to find candida on the skin as well as other bacteria, however when the balance is disturbed, it is very common to see yeast infections symptoms on the skin which is a clear indication of candida overgrowth.
    One common sign of candida and yeast infections that is often overlooked is dry skin or peeling. Yeast infection peeling can appear anywhere in the body and in many cases will keep coming back despite usage of strong moisturizers or other creams.

    Special areas to look for: Skin folds, armpits, groin, fingers, nails, toenails.

    Common yeast infection symptoms of the skin are:

    • Fungal infections in the skin, nails, toenails.
      (e.g. athlete’s foot, jock itch, nail fungus, ringworm).
    • Fungal rash
    • Cracked nails or toenails.
    • Itchy skin.
    • White patches on skin.
    • Hives.
    • Dermatitis
    • Excessive dry skin.
    • Peeling skin.
    • Eczema.
    • Acne.
    • Rash.
    • Psoriasis
    • Keratosis pilaris.(KP or commonly known as “Chicken skin”).
    • Body odor.
    • Water retention or edema.

    Respiratory System

    Having Candida in the mouth, throat, the respiratory system is no exception. It is quite common to find candida in the mucus of a person with yeast overgrowth. This can lead to various respiratory issues especially for people that are sensitive to yeast. In addition, many respiratory conditions often treated with antibiotics which suppress the healthy bacteria and the body’s ability to fight Candida. For example – chronic sinusitis that is treated with antibiotics which resolve the secondary bacterial infection but actually make the source fungal (Candida) infection worse.
    Another example is pneumonia that is caused by fungal infection, that won’t get better with antibiotics treatment.

    Special Attention: known allergy to yeast or mold.

    symptoms of candida and yeast infections of the respiratory system:

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    Working out benefit the body in many ways, including increasing toxins elimination, improving oxygen flow and mood which helping the body to fight the yeast overgrowth. Remember to adjust the activity level to your state of health – even deep breathing exercises or a good walk in the park are very effective.

    • Throat infection.
    • Mucus in throat.
    • Sore throat that comes and goes.
    • Nasal congestion
    • Constantly clearing of throat.
    • Sinus infection (Sinusitis).
    • Sniffles (sniff repeatedly).
    • Post nasal drip.
    • Chronic cough.
    • Excessive mucus.
    • Asthma.
    • Shortness of breath.
    • Tightness in chest.
    • Hay fever (Allergic rhinitis).
    • Flu or cold symptoms.
    • Allergies.
    • Itchy nose.

    Genitourinary System

    While the majority of the bladder infections are caused by bacteria and typically treated well using antibiotic, it is quite possible for the candida overgrowth to result bladder infections. The diagnosis is critical – prescribing antibiotics for a fungal bladder infection will not resolve the issue and will likely make the infection worse.

    Common yeast infection symptoms are:

    • Burning on urination
    • Bladder pain
    • Frequent urge to urinate.
    • Passing only small amounts of urine despite the urge to urinate.

    Women

    Candida and yeast infections are the second most common reason for vaginal infections. It is estimated that 3 out of 4 women will suffer from yeast infection at one point in their lives, recurrent vaginal yeast infections are very common as well.

    Common yeast and candida symptoms in women are:

    • Vaginal yeast infection.white thick vaginal discharge, usually without smell. Looks like cottage cheese.
    • Itching and burning in the vagina.
    • Rash, redness, cracks and swelling of the skin outside of the vagina.
    • Dry white spots on the vaginal wall.
    • Pain and soreness during intercourse.
    • Hormone imbalance
    • Menstrual irregularities such as early menopause, PMS
    • Urinary tract infection (UTI), pain or burning during urination
    • Inflammation of the bladder (Cystitis)
    • Low sex drive.

    Watch for these common classic yeast infection symptoms in the vagina: most women suspect they may have vaginal yeast infection discharge when they notice a thick white clumpy discharge, often with unpleasant symptoms such as itching, irritation or burning in the vagina.

    Men

    Despite the common belief that candida and yeast infections are women conditions, it is very common to see candida overgrowth and yeast infections in men as well. Common yeast and candida symptoms in men:

    • Burning or itching in the penis.
    • Dryness, rash, peeling or dry white spots in the penis.
    • Hormone imbalance
    • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
    • Low Libido, low sex drive, impotence, erectile dysfunction

    Many people are surprised to learn that both the yeast infection symptoms in women and man can actually cause low sex drive.

    Eyes & Ears

    Common yeast infection symptoms are:

    • Blurred vision.
    • Dark circles under eyes.
    • Sensitivity to light.
    • Itchy eyes, eye pain.
    • Eye floaters
    • Itchy ears, ear pain.
    • Unusual drainage from the ear.
    • Ear infections (Otitis)
    • Ringing in ears.

    Do you have any of the candida & yeast infection symptoms above ?

    If you do, especially if there are various symptoms in different areas of your body, you should read the lessons below:

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    TOP CANDIDA & YEAST INFECTION SYMPTOMS

    1. Candida Die-Off Symptoms
    2. Constipation & Digestion Issues
    3. Brain Fog
    4. Athlete’s Foot, Toenail Fungus
    5. Inflammation, Muscles, Joint or Body Pain, Headaches
    6. Low Immune System
    7. Vaginal Yeast Infection

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