What are typical Candida Symptoms?
Candida is a type of yeast that naturally grows in your intestines. Yes, even in yours, sorry!
When the balance of healthy friendly bacteria is out of kilter a yeast overgrowth occurs.
Causing all sorts of Candida symptoms namely inflammations that can literally occur anywhere in the body.
Typical signs of a yeast infection include sneezing and dry, sensitive eyes - no different from a cold or hay fever.
If your immune system is up to spec you are likely to only experience a very localised infection of the skin or mucous membranes of your body. The most well known type of candida symptom in women is probably thrush.
Candida Symptoms versus Cold/ Hay-fever Symptoms
It’s usually quite hard to differentiate between a yeast infection and say a cold or Hay-fever as candida symptoms are virtually the same. Yeast infections can make you feel equally as groggy.
Signs of a Simple Yeast Infection
Other common candida symptoms include redness, itch and discomfort in the affected area.
Typically infections of the nose, sinuses, throat area right down to the stomach, digestive organs and genitals.
Chances are, if it’s warm and moist you can get a yeast infection in that part of your body.
Candida Die-Off Symptoms
To top it all when your body manages to eliminate some Candida it produces poisonous by-products that are a seriously uncomfortable local disorders of a Candida infection. This is also called Candida Die-Off.
Candida Symptoms of Systemic Candida Sufferers
If you’ve been very ill or your immune system has taken a knock due to a prolonged period of stress you might experience what is called systemic or Chronic yeast infections.
The general characteristics of this type of candida are the same you just have lots of candida symptoms. These symptoms have become chronic over time.
You might have inflammations on your skin as well as the sinuses and your bladder or sexual organs. In severe cases even the brain and the heart get infected. That’s why it generally takes longer to get rid off all the candida symptoms for people who suffer from Systemic Candida.
The fact that Candida problems can occur everywhere in your body makes it a bit hard to diagnose. Millions of people suffer from all kinds of candida symptoms for years, until they find out that a yeast infection is the reason why they’ve been suffering.
If you suspect you might have candida I recommend you join my email list. That's where I share everything I know about yeast infections that you cannot find anywhere else on this site.
But first go through this helpful checklist to be able to quickly assess if your problems might be Candida related.
Self Diagnosis Help:
Even if you only have 1 or 2 of these candida symptoms but on a regular basis this can indicate that you might have a yeast infection.
You don't have to show ALL the listed ones here!
That said, sadly, by the time most people find out about their candida infection it has become systemic, virtually encompassing all the candida symptoms mentioned.
Candida Symptoms Checklist
- Cravings for sweet food and bread (yeast feeds on sugar)
- Mood swings, depression and sudden anxiety attacks (Candida interferes with hormones)
- Feeling “woozey” after eating a lot of carbs (yeast produces alcohol)
- Feeling low and tired (particularly after a meal)
- Feeling bloated and/ or gassy
- Constipation or diarrhea, IBS
- Skin infections, rashes and nail fungus
- Food allergies, hayfever
- Sinuses, lung and throat infections
- Urinary tract infections, thrush (Candidiasis), low libido, painful intercourse
- Joint pain, stiff joints
- Edema (for instance swollen ankles)
- Loss of memory, foggy thinking
- Thyroid problems, hair loss
- Muscle twitching, heart palpitations
- Numb or tingling feeling in fingers or toes
- Dry, irritable or infected eyes
- Sensitivity to smoke, perfume and damp, moldy environments
- Weird and random symptoms!
What’s your score - How many Candida Symptoms have you got?
3+ Candida Symptoms:
If you ticked more than 3 boxes, then there’s a distinct chance that the symptoms you’re experiencing might stem from a yeast infection.
To be double sure you can try out a free home Candida Test. Regardless of the outcome though I’d recommend you follow the candida diet for a few weeks to see if it helps you to get rid off your symptoms.
6+ Candida Symptoms
If you ticked one of the highlighted options then it looks like you already have a yeast infection. This can be sorted out very quickly though generally, if that's the only candida symptoms you're displaying.
If however you've ticked more than 6 boxes altogether, then I’m afraid it’s highly likely that your Candida Symptoms are not coincidence but signs of a systemic yeast infection. You can treat this naturally, too, so don't worry. It just requires a bit more of a systematic approach with focus on re-building your immune system, as if you had only a mild infection that's localized to one area in your body.
For you my friend The Candida Diet is not optional. It’s your only chance of getting your Candida symptoms under control and your health back. You'll find lots of tips and natural remedies for any symptoms you might have, here on my blog.
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