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.
Candida Diet Guidelines
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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.
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Some fungal and yeast overgrowth symptoms are obvious - as in "I have a yeast infection", or "thrush" or "toenail fungus".
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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.
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
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
Vaginal or Penile Itching, Burning, Redness
Vaginal Yeast Infection
Baby Diaper Rash
Baby Cradle Cap
Baby Thrush (oral)
Nipple Thrush in Nursing Moms
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.
As you will find me saying all over this website -- Get on a good cleansing diet, which will nourish your body and give the yeasts less to work with, and start regaining your good health.