The majority of individuals who have been on a Candida elimination diet know that it is not an easy task to accomplish. Moreover it is even harder especially when one has experienced candida die-off symptoms. The Candida die-off is a period when the symptoms start to kick just in time when majority of the patients are prematurely abandoning their diet. Before you experience this, it is important to ensure that you are prepared.
Usually when the yeast cells are rapidly killed in the body, the period of die-off, which is also referred to as the Herxheimer reaction starts to occur leading to the release of metabolic by-products. It is important to know that candida yeast cells release 79 different toxins as they die. Some of the toxins include ethanol and acetaldehyde.
Acetaldehyde has been found to cause detrimental effects to one’s health and well-being. It impairs one’s brain function and even kills brain cells. Other affected areas include the endocrine, immune and respiratory system. Apart from that it causes damage to the red blood cells and reduces their ability to transport oxygen. This is why acetaldehyde is linked to brain fog and fatigue. The by-products also cause allergic reactions and inflammation which leads to an array of undesirable symptoms.
The symptoms are known to vary from one person to another. If you experience severe die-off symptoms, you need to slow down your treatment and reduce the dosage of probiotics and anti-fungals too. Since the liver is the pathway for eliminating the toxins, it’s best not to overwhelm it.
Candida die-off symptoms include nausea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, swollen glands, bloating gas, constipation, elevated heart rate, chills, cold feeling in your extremities, diarrhea, increased joint and muscle plain. Other symptoms include sweating, fever, skin breakouts, body itchiness and recurring vaginal infections.
The symptoms usually clear up within a week but they are known to last a little longer. There are a few things that one can do in order to slow down the reaction or even expel the toxins faster.
How to cope with Candida die-off: