Following a well-balanced diet and visiting the doctor for regular exams are important for your health, but certain conditions may still develop while living a healthy lifestyle. Yeast infections are common problems that affect people of all ages and genders. With over 20 species of candida yeasts that can cause these dangerous and uncomfortable infections in the mouth, intestinal track, and the vaginal area, proper understanding of this condition is imperative. If you are experiencing one or more of these common signs of a candida infection, consult your doctor for efficient and effective treatment.
You may feel overly tired at certain points in your life, but chronic fatigue may be a sign you have an overgrowth of candida. This overgrowth will most likely develop into a yeast infection.
Chronic fatigue syndrome can last 6 months or more, which can induce other symptoms. Headaches, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, and joint pain are all associated with chronic fatigue.
Chronic Urinary/Vaginal Infections
An overgrowth of candida yeast may also cause you to develop chronic infections in the urinary tract and vaginal area.
UTIs, or Urinary Tract Infections, cause pain while urinating, but they can lead to serious kidney and bladder infections if left untreated. Also, a vagina infection will cause swelling, itchiness, and inflammation, which can be very uncomfortable.
It is important to note that candida yeast can be transmitted during sexual intercourse. Be sure to use protection during sexual acts to prevent passing the infection onto your partner.
A candida overgrowth in your intestinal issue may cause problems in your digestive system. The candida may cause you to have the following digestive issues:
- Excessive Gas/Chronic Flatulence
- Abdominal Cramps
Candida yeast can quickly spread from the digestive system, affecting your body's natural production of estrogen. This will lead to a hormonal imbalance that increases your risk of PMS, early menopause, endometriosis, mood swings, and migraine headaches.
Treating the conditions is possible with hormonal replacements and other medications, but your doctor will first need to treat the candida infection.
Athlete's Foot/Nail Fungus
Itchy feet, scaly skin, and a yellow, hardened nails are common in athlete's foot and nail fungus infections on the fingernails and toenails. If you seem to constantly develop athlete's foot or nail fungus, you may have an overgrowth of candida in the body.
If left untreated, candida yeast infections can spread to other areas of your body, your organs, and your bloodstream. By understanding some common signs, you will know when to see your doctor for fast relief from these infections.