Candida may be a very confusing disease to diagnose since a lot of the symptoms can be related to other illnesses and not everyone will present with the same symptoms. Many times physicians end up treating the symptoms much more than the Candida itself. Many times it can go untreated for very long because it is not clear that the person may have Candida. Since anyone is susceptible to catching it, it is important that we know the symptoms. Below are some of the most common symptoms.
It is possible that the reason you seem unable to focus or your memory seems cloudy, is that you have Candida. Some other related symptoms include persistent fatigue even if you got a lot of sleep, irritability, depression, crying spells, panic attacks and low libido among others. These mainly affect your brain.
The most common signs of Candida include bloating of the abdomen, increased flatulence and acid in the stomach, itchy anus, diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, burping after meals and mucous in the stool.
Urinary tract infections (UTI) that keep on reoccurring can be another Candida symptom. It is important to note that Candida can be transmitted through sex and the reason it keeps on reoccurring is that you are constantly exchanging it with your partner. Wearing tight fitting underwear can also cause it.
If you notice any signs of fungal infection on the nails as well as athlete’s foot that keeps on reoccurring, then that can be a sign that you have a yeast infection associated with candida. Other skin infections associated with it are eczema, acne, cysts, hives, dermatitis and body odor.
The same strain of yeast infection that causes Candida in the mucous membrane and virginal area, is responsible for causing oral thrush, so it is very likely when you have oral thrush, you may be displaying a Candida symptom. You may also notice bad breath, a white coating on the tongue, a swollen lower lip, metallic taste in the mouth, canker sores and bleeding gums.
Candida can cause a number of flu-like symptoms and problems with your sinuses, these could present as allergic reactions, asthma, mucous in the throat, sinus congestion, sore throat and persistent cough.
If you notice unusual hormonal problems like early menopause, post menstrual syndrome (PMS), migraines, stored fat and water retention, these could all be signs of Candida.
This in many cases ends up being diagnosed for a different illness. Candida can cause serious moon swings, which can be similar to mental illnesses. They are closely related to problems like hormonal imbalance and brain fog as well as depression. It is always worth investigating if that may be the cause of the mood swings and other mental problems.
There may be other Candida symptoms that may not be so obvious for example general body pain like pain in the joints and back. For many of the symptoms, it will take closer examination to be able to diagnose and treat it effectively. And it is indeed possible to treat it.
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