Candida types

The 3 Most Common Types of Candida

There are over 150 different Candida strains, but the following three are the main ones:

1. Candida Albicans

C. Albicans is the most commonly occurring type of Candida infection – it is responsible for 50 percent of candidiasis in the mouth, oesophagus, vagina and intestines. Typical symptoms are bloating, brain fog, thrush and depression.

2. Candida Tropicalis

This species is responsible for 15-30 percent of blood infections from yeast. Especially people with diabetes and leukaemia run the risk of contracting this form of Candida which predominantly lives in the gut and on the skin. This can cause diarrhoea, gas and itchy skin.

3. Candida Glabrata

It is estimated that 15 to 30 percent of yeast infections are caused by Candida glabrata.

Typical signs of this type of Candida infection are oral thrush (a white coating of the tongue and lesions inside the cheeks and gums). This is very common for immune suppressed people for instance when AIDS is an issue.

Why it’s a good idea to know what type of Candida you have

Knowing exactly what species is causing your symptoms can help you find the right Candida treatment as the people in the lab can test in the Petri dish what remedies the yeast species best respond to.

Those tests can be quite expensive though. So if costs are an issue for you then your best bet is to take a combination of antifungals to tackle a broad spectrum of microbes, and find an approach that works for you. That’s what I did.

Don’t let them pesky microbes rule your life

Regardless what diet and Candida treatment method you choose, don’t forget how important it is to focus on adopting a healing mindset. When you find yourself identifying yourself with ‘having a disease’ or ‘being sick’, instead focus on taking daily health promoting activities and add more wholesome foods to your diet to make your immune system stronger.

Remember, you are in control!

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