Understanding Candida Infection
Candida infection can negatively affect sufferer’s life on all imaginable levels. With symptoms like continual tiredness and digestive issues, this little-known disorder can plague your health for many years without you even knowing it. This article will try to explain what exactly Candida infection is and outline some of the steps that you may take to get rid of it naturally.
Individuals who develop Candida infection usually suffer from an intestinal imbalance where one group of “bad” bacteria overwhelms the good ones and cause a myriad of health problems. Candida albicans, one type of yeast, can then grow out of control unchecked by beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus. The result of the Candida overgrowth are many different symptoms, ranging from chronic fatigue and digestive disorders to recurring yeast infections.
Candida infection can be quite stubborn and one usually needs to remove any root causes standing behind this condition in order to cure it permanently. That means avoiding antibiotic overuse (prolonged or frequent use of broad spectrum antibiotics leads to depletion of the friendly bacteria in the gut) and birth control control pills (oral contraception has been linked to hormonal imbalance promoting the Candida growth), while following a healthy and balanced diet (diets high in sugar an processed foods are believed to create a breeding ground for the proliferation of Candida albicans in the intestines).
Your doctor might also recommend you to take anti-fungal and probiotic supplements to balance the Candida overgrowth in the body. According to many former Candida sufferers, dietary changes – together with targeted supplementation – can bring relief almost immediately. For more information on Candida infection and its symptoms, causes and treatment options, visit your health care provider or do some research online.