7 Signs You Might Have Candida Overgrowth

7 Signs You Might Have Candida Overgrowth

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast in your body. A very small amount of it lives in your mouth and intestines. Its job is to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption but, when overproduced, candida breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream, releasing toxic by-products into your body. This can lead to many different health problems, ranging from digestive issues to depression. 7 common candida overgrowth symptoms include;

  1. Skin and nail fungal infections
  2. Feeling tired or suffering from chronic fatigue
  3. Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhoea
  4. Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
  5. Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
  6. Vaginal infections , urinary tract infections, rectal itching or vaginal itching
  7. Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings

So how do you treat candida overgrowth? Effectively, treatment involves stopping the yeast overgrowth, restoring the friendly bacteria that usually keep them in check, and healing the gut so that candida can no longer enter your bloodstream.

Getting rid of the candida overgrowth primarily requires a change in diet to a low carbohydrate diet. Sugar is what feeds yeast, so eliminating sugar in all of its simple forms like lollies, desserts, alcohol and flours is essential. It is also important to reduce daily consumption of complex carbohydrates (e.g. pasta, grains, potatoes and fruit).

Using diet alone could take three to six months before the candida is back under control. For this reason, most natural health practitioners recommend commencing an anti-candida supplement protocol in conjunction with changes in the diet. This usually entails the use of a high quality anti-fungal treatment such as Kolorex Candida Balance and a quality probiotic (to restore beneficial bacteria).