Candida Symptoms

What are some common Candida symptoms, or symptoms of "Candidiasis", besides a yeast infection?

How can I tell if I have Candida overgrowth?

Many people shows signs of yeast overgrowth without knowing what the underlying cause is.

Others may have symptoms which are not necessarily caused by Candidiasis (systemic Candida Albicans yeast overgrowth), yet feel better when adopting our Candida Diet Guidelines.

For information on Candida Die Off Symptoms please click here.

Candidiasis is hard to diagnose with doctor and lab tests since we always have Candida Albicans yeast (fungus) present in our bodies, even when perfectly healthy.

If you are looking for Candida testing information please click here.

candida symptoms

Some fungal and yeast overgrowth symptoms are obvious - as in "I have a yeast infection", or "thrush" or "toenail fungus".

For information on Male Yeast Infections please click here.

Below is a list of some of the most common candida symptoms (in italics), as well as other symptoms which can be helped by following a properly nourishing anti-candida diet.

Candida Symptoms

Allergic reaction or strong symptoms when in the presence of mold

Athlete's Foot (fungal infection)

Brain Fog (feeling out-of-sorts, unable to concentrate, memory difficulty, "spacey")

Chronic Fatigue (no energy for normal tasks, lethargic, muscle weakness, always sleepy)


Depression & Mood Swings

Diabetes - this diet is great for diabetics, very good for maintaining blood sugar levels


Food Cravings - including sugar, alcohol, breads, crackers, chips etc. (carby foods)

Fungal Infection of Skin or Nails

Gas, Flatulence


Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

Hypothyroid (underactive thyroid, cold hands and feet, low body temperature)

Oral Thrush (white coating of the tongue)

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or Chron's Disease symptoms- but do get checked for other serious diseases with IBS and Chron's symptoms please


Rectal Itching

Sluggish Metabolism


Vaginal or Penile Itching, Burning, Redness

Vaginal Yeast Infection


Baby Diaper Rash

Baby Cradle Cap

Baby Thrush (oral)

Nipple Thrush in Nursing Moms

Another interesting note:

The metabolism and die off of candida yeasts produce nearly 80 different toxins.

These toxins enter the bloodstream, causing any combination of unpleasant symptoms (as I've described above). Two of these candida toxins, namely alcohol and acetaldehyde (a product of alcohol metabolism which causes hangovers), are in high enough amounts in people with chronic yeast overgrowth that they literally can feel "drunk" or like they have a "hangover", or both at once.

Acetaldehyde also reacts with dopamine (a neurotransmitter), which can cause people with yeast overgrowth to experience mental and emotional disturbances such as difficulty concentrating, depression, and/or anxiety.

I get questions from readers asking if it's normal to experience mood swings or anxiety when dealing with yeast overgrowth. The answer is YES.

It's no fun, but it can and does happen.

You'll get used to my advice, which always comes back to this; Nourish your body with real foods, give the yeasts less to work with, and start regaining your health.

Candida Symptoms? Choose your foods wisely.

Yeast Infection Symptoms

Chronic Yeast Infections?

Candida Diet Guidelines

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