The Candida Fungus is a natural part of the human gut biome and is found on healthy human skin, and as part of the digestive system. However, it can grow too much and cause problems throughout the body. Candida fungus infections are extremely common, as it is a frequent cause of both vaginal yeast infections and thrush (an infection of the mouth and throat).
A Candida fungus can also cause very serious systemic infections in other parts of the body. It is a part of a healthy gut, but in times of mental or physical stress it can grow out of control. Invasive candidiasis can have many different symptoms depending on the part of the body affected, but the most common is persistent fever and chills.
However, even without infecting the rest of the body, a Candida fungus can cause significant problems. Candida overgrowth is known to inflame and weaken the lining of the intestines, which can cause a host of full-body problems even without an infection.
Common symptoms of Candida overgrowth include:
- Constant feeling of tiredness
- Repeated fungal infections
- Poor memory or concentration
- Low mood and irritability
- Behavioral issues such as ADD
Candida overgrowth is linked to an increasing number of conditions as a systemic cause. Even without infecting other organs, it can damage your digestive system and exhaust your immune system. Symptoms can often be vague and not obviously connected to digestive health, as nutritional absorption and immune strength are crucial to all parts of the body. Candida yeast infections are rarely serious in otherwise healthy people. However, in rare cases, it may spread through other parts of the body.
Contact Ann Arbor Holistic Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to schedule your appointment and find out how you can get help for Candida yeast overgrowth and other conditions. The team at Ann Arbor Holistic Health is here to help you.