Candida Chronic Yeast Overgrowth

Have you been diagnosed with dysbiosis or suffer from recurrent yeast infections and bowel irregularities? Find out if an imbalance in your intestinal micro world may be at the root of your problems. Lab testing can determine if a microbial pathogen is in excess in your digestive tract. If so, you may have an overgrowth of Candida, also known as yeast. Candida, a type of yeast, is a microorganism that normally inhabits our bodies along with many other bacteria and fungi. Simply having Candida in your body is not a problem. However, several habits of modern society throw off the delicate balance in our body’s inner eco-system and allow Candida and other pathogens to flourish.

 

What Causes a Candida Overgrowth?

Consumption of antibiotics and other chemicals, oral contraceptives and improper diet disrupt the friendly balance of microorganisms leading to an overgrowth of yeast and other pathogenic microorganisms.

Once the yeast takes root in our intestines, we continue to feed it with improper diet that includes too much sugar and highly processed foods. Add in stress, lack of sleep and the ingestion of chemicals from food and other contaminants and before you know it, you’re suffering from recurring infections, fatigue, poor memory, chemical sensitivity and bowel irregularities to name a few. If left untreated, an overgrowth can lead to severe, long-term health complications.

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may have a Candida overgrowth:

      •  Gas, bloating, indigestion or heartburn 
      •  Bowel irregularities, constipation or diarrhea perhaps alternating between the two
      •  Recurring vaginal yeast infections
      •  Food cravings especially for carbohydrates or sweets, chocolate or alcohol
      •  Weight imbalances (over or under-weight despite diet)
      •  Headaches or migraines
      •  Bad breath despite good oral hygiene
      •  Allergies
      •  Malabsorption (might be indicated by vertical grooves in fingernails)
      •  Itching or redness in body creases
      •  Adrenal failure
      •  Chronic fatigue
      •  Chemical sensitivity (especially colognes or fabric dye)
      •  Thrush
      •  Mouth pain and sores
 

What Common Factors Promote a Candida Overgrowth?

      •  Frequent or long-term use of antibiotics
      •  Frequent use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for recurrent infections,
           such as in the ears,
bladder, vagina or throat
      •  Poor diet (highly processed and sugary foods)
      •  Infections (digestive or otherwise) that lower the immune system,
           creating an
imbalance in innate flora
      •  Stress or trauma
      •  Birth control pill use and hormone replacement therapy in women
      •  Regular use of cortisone-type drugs
      •  Diabetes
      •  Pregnancy
      •  Not being breast fed for the first six months
      •  Aging
      •  Immunocompromising illness such as those with HIV
 
Feeling Hopeless?
 

The Wellness Philosophy understands how difficult and frustrating it can be to find help for yeast and its related issues. Unfortunately, Candida overgrowth is not highly recognized or treated properly by the medical community. At The Wellness Philosophy, we use specific diagnostic tools to determine the exact cause of your microbial imbalance. Although your doctor may prescribe anti-fungal medications, they do not always cure the infection long-term. Further intervention in the form of diet adjustments and therapeutic supplementation is usually necessary. The Wellness Philosophy offers first-hand experience in providing the necessary steps to address your issues.

 
 

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