Yeast infection -Candida albicans

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Candida albicans sometimes begins to grow rapidly out of control and can cause infection. It's different from person to person as to what extent the overgrowth may be. These microorganisms are usually residing in certain parts in our body such as the intestinal walls, throat, oral mucosa, and vaginal lining in females. Yeast is harmless and doesn't lead to health issues when their number is kept in check, however once they over populate, infection will happen and cause troublesome symptoms that can have serious repercussions.

Yeast intolerance symptoms change with regards to age and gender. Babies can have issues different from that of adults. Symptoms also vary between males and women. Females are more prone to yeast infection since their vaginal walls are where these organisms grow. Men can also develop yeast infections through sexual contact with an afflicted partner.

Since candida yeast proliferation happens when the immune system can't regulate its growth, people who have compromised immune systems are also at risk. Likewise, the intake of immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics can badly affect the defenses of the body which in turn can lead to uncontrollable growing of candida in the affected area.

Symptoms of Candida In Infants

Yeast intolerance symptoms in young ones can be an issue especially when feeding. The term oral thrush also known as "moniliasis" is a condition whereby there's a formation of milk-like patches inside or around the mouth. It is extremely uncomfortable for the babies and affects their ability to feed properly It isn't simple to remove since it's attached to the tissues in the tongue, mouth, or palate and medical supervision must be sought out immediately to avoid possible dehydration.

Symptoms of Candida in Women

There is irritation, itching and inflammation of the affected area which may lead to painful urination as you may feel a burning or stinging sensation. Other than that, discharges that are whitish and cheese-like are present and can make things more uncomfortable.

Other Signs and Symptoms

Candida albicans symptoms may not only arise on the usual affected parts like the mouth and vagina but may also be present on any damp part of the body. Let's take babies for example. Babies can experience rash that may be regarded as diaper thrush. It occurs because yeast may also be found in other parts of the body, especially if that part is moist all the time.

There may also be abdominal symptoms especially if it has already infected your intestinal walls. One may experience irritable bowel syndrome, irritation of the anus, bloating, abdominal gas, diarrhea and indigestion. The absorption of nutrients from food may be hampered if not handled accordingly.

Once it gets systemic, especially on people with a weaker immune system, the symptoms will really be hard to determine as coming from a candida infection. Once it goes systemic it can affect the systems organs in the body that can cause several symptoms. Fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, headaches, depression, weakness of muscle and joints, learning disabilities, and inability to focus or concentrate would be a bunch of the symptoms that could occur.

The brain is a delicate organ in the body that can be affected by candida in one way or another. Seek medical assistance once symptoms are becoming systemic. Fight off the candida yeast by following a yeast free diet and eating low-starch vegetables and adding probiotics to your diet. Avoid the sugary foods that these organisms thrive on along with items containing yeast.

Best of luck and here's to a healthier tomorrow!



Erik Parsons is a yeast free diet expert whose has been changing individuals lives for decades. For more info on yeast intolerance symptoms and Erik's complete "Eliminate Yeast While Rejuvenating and Revitalizing My Life In 7 Days Or Less" FREE mini-course visit
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