Candida infection is a relatively unknown condition that can negatively affect your health in many different ways. Let’s take a closer look at its symptoms and possible treatment options.
While the exact impact Candida infection can have on one’s health is still unclear, many experts familiar with holistic medicine claim that it can manifest itself with many different symptoms:
- recurring vaginal yeast infections
- low energy
- headaches and foggy brain
- muscle aches
- digestive problems such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation
- unexplainable weight gain or weight loss
- itchy anus
Who’s at risk of developing a Candida infection? Mostly individuals with a weakened immune system (for example AIDS or cancer patients) or someone taking broad spectrum antibiotic on a frequent basis. Another possible underlying factors responsible for triggering Candida infection include stress (usually as a contributory factor), hormonal imbalances or dental mercury amalgam poisoning.
All these changes allow the Candida albicans (the yeast like organism causing Candida infections) to proliferate and overwhelm the friendly bacteria present in the colon, causing a vast array of the aforementioned symptoms.
3 Ways to Treat Candida Infection
Fortunately, there are quite a few effective options for dealing with Candida infection. Here are the three most common ones:
- Probiotic supplements – probiotics are the friendly bacteria present in the gut that assist digestion and keep the Candida yeast in check. Recent studies suggest that by taking high quality supplements you can greatly improve your health and increase your chances of winning the Candida battle
- Antifungal supplements – aside from the classic prescription drugs used by doctors such as Nystatin or Diflucan, there are few other natural choices available. For example garlic or caprylic acid, which directly inhibits the yeast in the digestive tract.
- Candida diet – following a healthy diet plan is a central part of most holistic treatments. By removing foods that nourish the yeast (i.e. sugary and glutenous foods) and replacing the with nutritious alternatives, Candida can come off.
Many former Candida sufferers say they have been helped or cured with a treatment consisting of antifungal and probiotic supplements.
Antifungals directly inhibit the Candida yeast, while probiotics help to keep the pathogenic organism in the colon under control. Unfortunately, there’s still not enough scientific evidence that would prove the efficacy of these methods as Candida infection is still one of those illnesses medical science knows very little about.
But if you’re suspecting that Candida can be the culprit behind your unexplainable deterioration in health, these ways to cure Candida infection are something you and your doctor may want to consider when deciding your next move.