Symptoms of Candida

In most cases, signs of candida overgrowth are easily treatable and result in minor health complications. However, if the infection is left untreated, it can increase in severity and may even be fatal. Depending on the area affected, symptoms of candida overgrowth include:

  • Severe itching and burning of the vagina or vulva along with a cottage cheese like white or gray discharge and soreness.
  • Sores and red patches near the foreskin or head of the penis along with itching and burning.
  • Bloating of the stomach and gas / indigestion
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Mucous in stools
  • Acid reflux
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Rectal itching
  • A craving for sweets or alcohol
  • Lack of concentration and poor memory
  • Mood swings
  • Skin conditions such as acne or eczema
  • Depression or manic depression
  • Hyperactivity
  • Severe pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Chronic cough
  • Lack of libido / Impotence
  • Earaches and inflammation of the sinus
  • Learning difficulties
  • Thrush
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Sore throat
  • Chronic pain and muscle aches
  • Swollen joint / paralysis
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Tendency to bruise easily
  • Chronic hives
  • Rashes in the mouth / white coating on the tongue
  • Body odor or bad breath
  • Increase in the frequency of urination / burning while urinating
The overgrowth of yeast organisms in the body is believed to be a factor in the development of health problems such as Crohn’s disease, Addison’s disease, irritable bowl syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, endometriosis, ADD, asthma, lupus, and food allergies.

Symptoms of candida can differ from one person to the next and may even affect different systems at different points of time within the same person. 
Frequently asked questions
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