Symptoms of Candida

Do you think you have Candida? Candida can be a bothersome bacteria. Actually it's a fungus that multiplies quickly like yeast. Give it a bit of sugar and it grows out of control. If you think you may have Candida here are the symptoms to look for.

Symptoms of Candida in Women
While men, women and children all get Candida, women seem to be the most susceptible. This is because of vaginal yeast infections. A slight imbalance in a women's body and they may develop an infection. Symptoms include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Discharge if it is a vaginal infection
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Burning with urination
  • Candida on the skin will appear with a red bumpy rash that is itchy and painful. 

Symptoms in Men
Men suffer from Candida infections too. However, their symptoms are often a bit different. It is important to know that men can get a Candida infection on his genitals. The signs are apparent an include redness and itching. It may resemble diaper rash which has red irritated bumps. Candida on a male's genitals is commonly referred to as Jock Itch.

Symptoms in Children
Children can suffer from Candida too. They can get thrush which is a Candida infection in their mouth. It presents as a white almost cheesy appearance in their mouth, tongue and gums.

Hidden Symptoms
Topical and surface symptoms of Candida are easy to identify. However, there are many subtle or hidden symptoms that can be difficult to identify. Candida symptoms also include:
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness or fuzzy mind
  • Acne
  • Chronic urinary tract infections
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Muscle pain
  • Depression

Those are unexpected symptoms, right? These hidden symptoms are one of the reasons a person can struggle with constant Candida infections. Treating the infection may not get rid of the Candida overgrowth. In fact, it can make it worse.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms you may have Candida overgrowth. The topical, skin, symptoms are easier to identify. The other symptoms can go on for years before you recognize that Candida is the cause.

So what's the cure?

How do you get rid of Candida and prevent these irritating and often painful symptoms?

Diet plays an important role the prevention of yeast overgrowth. As does your immune system. People with a weakened immune system are susceptible to Candida overgrowth. Make sure you have a diet that is rich in nutrients and fiber. Cut back or eliminate sugar and starchy carbs. Candida feeds on sugar in your body. The more healthy your diet, the less food Candida will have. You can literally starve Candida.

Don't struggle with Candida symptoms. Get rid of them for good. Take great care of your health and understand the causes for Candida overgrowth.

 by Lisa Erin Jones
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