What is Candida

What is Candida – Facts vs. Myths – Experts Guide

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A very important part of any candida treatment is to understand what is candida and how it can affect your health.
After all, how can you treat a condition you don’t fully understand? Often overlooked, learning what is candida, its causes and common symptoms can help you become aware of important signs and causes, as the needed candida treatment may be completely different.

Table of Content
  • 1  What Is Candida?
  • 2  What is Candida Overgrowth
  • 3  Candida Test
  • 4  Candida Symptoms List
  • 5  Candida Causes
  • 6  FAQ

What is Candida

Candida Definition

Candida is a naturally occurring yeast-like fungi found in small amounts in the digestive system, mouth, vagina and skin. Normally the growth of candida is being controlled by the good bacteria in our body.

Candida overgrowth occurs when the balance between candida and the good bacteria is being disturbed. Candida changes into a more aggressive fungal form that spreads and releases over 80 different toxins. These toxins can get anywhere in the body, suppress the immune system and cause a wide variety of health issues all over the body.
Most candida overgrowth and yeast infections are caused by a strand of yeast called Candida Albicans.

What is Candida Overgrowth

Candida overgrowth, also known as candidiasis is very common. It is believed by many health experts that in north America 7 out of 10 people suffer from candidiasis and yeast infections. When you have candida overgrowth, it means that there is a problem in your body causing candida and yeast to grow out of control. As a result, your body has excess amounts of yeast and candida.

The excess candida and yeast usually cause multiple symptoms in different parts of the body, which can bring many challenges in diagnosing candida overgrowth as the cause of these symptoms.
It is a common problem since many of the symptoms of candida overgrowth are similar to other medical conditions. As a result, there are many cases of misses: candida and yeast overgrowth symptoms are treated individually without knowing that they are all related to the same problem of a systemic candida overgrowth in the body.

  • This is exactly why knowing what is candida and becoming aware of its common signs is so important. In the next section, will share a quick home candida test that can help you determine if your symptoms may be related to candida overgrowth.

Candida Test

Are your symptoms related to candida overgrowth?

What is CandidaThis candida test was specifically developed to help you identify if your symptoms and medical history may be related to candida overgrowth.
We start with the major ones, and continue with more detailed symptoms based on your individual findings.

Becoming aware of all these symptoms and how they are all related are the keys to a complete candida overgrowth cure. It is very important to identify and address the root cause of your issues rather than treating individual symptoms.

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Candida Symptoms List

Candida overgrowth symptoms can appear anywhere in the body: from digestion issues such as constipation, diarrhea and bloating to oral thrush, chronic fatigue, headache, brain fog, pain, fever, skin, nails fungal infections, jock itch, genitals infections, vaginal yeast infections, itching, burning and many others. Candida in men is also very common.

For this reason, as we have mentioned before, it is very important to identify all the relevant symptoms of candida, as they may help uncover the root cause of the overgrowth, which may require a completely different treatment.

Candida Causes

Below are the most common causes of candida overgrowth and yeast infections.
If any of these apply to you, we included quick links to relevant experts guides that may help you to address these common causes.

Other common causes of candida overgrowth may include:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • High estrogen levels due to birth control pills, hormone therapy, during pregnancy or others
  • High levels of stress (ongoing)
  • Being overweight
  • Ongoing lack of sleep or insomnia

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FAQ

Candidiasis of skin and nails symptoms

Candidiasis of skin and nails symptoms are very common symptoms of candida overgrowth.
Many people treat these symptoms locally by using topical creams not knowing they are related to the excess yeast and candida overgrowth problem. As a result, these symptoms usually come back or become worse. Since the root cause of the problem was never addressed, the systemic problem of the candida overgrowth in the body can get worse, become chronic and very often cause additional discomfort and health issues.

Relevant Experts Guides:

What kills Candida?

Antifungal supplements and medication contain ingredients that directly or indirectly kill candida and yeast in your body. Using natural antifungal supplements can be very beneficial as a part of the candida treatment, but it can also backfire when not used correctly. If your body is not strong enough to handle the increased toxins from the dying candida, you may experience a strong reaction known as a healing crises that can put a lot of stress on internal organs and may even prevent your body from healing.

This is a very common misconception about killing candida, and one of the biggest mistakes that make many candida treatments fail.

Many people use anti fungal supplements in order to artificially “kill the yeast” where what you really want to do is to restore the natural balance in your body, so your body can safely eliminate the excess yeast naturally – two completely different things.

For more info: Candida Supplements Expert Guide

What is the cause of candida infection?

The most common cause of candida infection and yeast infections is the overgrowth of a yeast-like fungi known as candida. It is normal to find candida in small amounts in the digestive system, mouth, genitals, vagina and skin. Normally the growth of candida is being controlled by the good bacteria in our body. Candida overgrowth occurs when the balance between candida to the good bacteria is being disturbed.
Most candida overgrowth and yeast infections are caused by a strand of yeast called Candida Albicans.

Learn more about the causes of candida overgrowth