Candida Symptoms: Do You Have Overgrowth?

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Often Candida Symptoms can be confusing as they can be similar to other conditions.

For instance, many symptoms can overlap with chronic fatigue syndrome, which cause some to believe that many with that condition could be misdiagnosed.

Since the majority of doctors don’t even consider Candida albicans overgrowth to be a diagnosis, this further leads to the millions of people who suffer with this needlessly.

If you have been struggling for years to find out why you have ongoing health problems, you want to consider Candida.

This page describes Candida symptoms from most common to secondary.

3 Common Candida Symptoms

  1. Yeast Infections: If you suffer from yeast infections; vaginal, penal, oral (thrush), or skin often, then most likely you have too much yeast in your system. Even a few times a year can be an indication as people without Candida overgrowth never get yeast infections.
  2. Fatigue: If you always feel tired and weak even after getting a good night’s sleep then this is also a big indication. These microorganisms tax your system and release by-products that cause fatigue.
  3. Sugar Cravings: The yeast by-products cause an addictive-like cycle called Candida alcoholism. Your body develops dependency on the Candida and learns sugar relieves negative symptoms. If you also have a huge sweet tooth and always need something sweet, this is another good sign.

[ Read More Here: Diet Plans that Help Alleviate the Symptoms ]

Secondary Symptoms of Too Much Yeast

Here’s where it gets a bit tricky. Candida symptoms can be many as the yeast can cause many problems throughout the body depending where they are most concentrated.

It wouldn’t be necessary to have all of them, but if you can identify with the 3 above and several of the ones below then Candidiasis could be to blame.

chronic pain acne eczema, itching
indigestion sore throat athlete’s foot
yeast sensitivity sinus inflammation severe pre-menstrual syndrome
abdominal gas and bloating depression dizziness
hyperactivity (in children) obesity poor memory
diarrhea constipation persistent cough
cravings for alcohol inability to think clearly ear aches
migraines mood swings low sex drive
stomach pains acid reflux muscle weakness
digestion problems anxiety irritability
headaches rectal itching sensitivity to fragrances

I also put together this good checklist to help determine whether you would likely benefit from a Candida Cleanse.

What’s to Lose?

I often tell people that there is nothing to lose from trying a yeast eliminating diet if they have many of the Candida symptoms listed above.

Since the diet eliminates sugar, refined carbs, processed foods, and other unhealthy foods; you have nothing to gain, but better health.

Everyone that I’ve talked to always has felt better after following a cleanse for a couple of months and many even lose weight that they’ve been struggling to lose for years.

I personally can attest to the difference clean eating has made in my own life!

I believe that a majority of people in the Western population centers have some degree of overgrowth and would have many of the candida symptoms listed above.

Our food supply has become controlled by just a few Multi-National Companies that fill our foods with sugar, corn syrup, refined wheat, chemicals, fat, and hormones.

These foods do little for the health of humans but feed micro-organisms like Candida albicans yeast quite well, which leads to many of the Candida symptoms listed above.


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