Candida Symptoms

How can one health problem cause
so many different symptoms?

It is no wonder why candida symptoms are so diverse and complex, knowing the damage that can be done from a systemic candida infection.

When conditions are right for it to grow out of control, candida albicans has damaging effects on the:

  • digestive system (mouth to anus)
  • circulatory system (heart, blood vessels, blood)
  • respiratory system (nose, trachea, lungs)
  • endocrine system (hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands)
  • nervous system (brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves)
  • excretory system (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra)
  • reproductive system
  • immune system

Many medical doctors are not taught to look for candida albicans in their patients and think it only infects immunocompromised people. Why this is the case is up for debate.

Personally, I think that the drug companies want the information suppressed, because they make a lot of money off of people with candida. Think of all the prescriptions written out for these symptoms.

Of course, you could have some of these symptoms and not have a candida infection. But if you notice you have quite a few of them, you should look into the various tests for candida.

Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth in the Intestine:

  • abdominal pain
  • gas/ bloating
  • mouth rashes, including "white tongue"
  • colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • intestinal ulcers
  • sugar cravings
  • itchy anus
  • mucus in stools
  • diarrhea and/or constipation
  • extreme fatigue after eating
  • intestinal cramps
  • heartburn/acid reflux/indigestion
  • frequent bladder infections
  • frequent vaginal infections

Symptoms of Systemic Candida Overgrowth:

  • headaches/migraines
  • mental confusion
  • inability to think clearly or concentrate
  • hyperactivity
  • mood swings
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • easily irritated
  • depression
  • attacks of anxiety or crying
  • poor memory
  • learning difficulties
  • panic attacks
  • lack of motivation
  • unexplained fatigue
  • feeling mentally and physically drained
  • great difficulty losing weight
  • numbness, burning or tingling
  • insomnia
  • dizziness/vertigo
  • shaking or irritable when hungry
  • allergies
  • food sensitivity
  • leaky gut syndrome
  • spots in front of eyes
  • excessive tearing
  • burning in eyes
  • asthma
  • sinus inflammation
  • persistent cough
  • dry or sore throat
  • earaches /ear infections
  • itchy ears
  • low sex drive
  • endometriosis
  • infertility
  • impotence
  • muscle weakness /pain
  • incoordination
  • dizziness/loss of balance
  • adrenal fatigue
  • low body temperature
  • cold hands and feet
  • sluggish thyroid, but tests come back normal
  • athletes foot/ other fungal infections
  • sensitivity to chemicals, perfumes, smoke, or other odors
  • acne
  • itching
  • eczema
  • rashes
  • hives

These are actually just the more common candida symptoms and is by no means a comprehensive list.

But maybe you still aren't sure if you are dealing with a candida infection. Let's look at some ways to test for candida.

- - Candida Symptoms

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