Candida is the popular term for candidiasis, which is referred to the overgrowth of the candida. Laboratory tests have shown that moderate amounts of candida live in every one of us without causing any harm. Candida is controversial as the medical profession denies its existence, except in very limited cases, making it very difficult or probably impossible to get a medical diagnosis of Candida even when an overgrowth has been confirmed by a laboratory test. It was only in the 1970’s that the American physicians first identified the condition. If given a free rein to grow unchecked candida can change into its fungal form and spore through the intestinal wall into the rest of the body. Such a situation may give rise to severe disorders as it rampages around the body producing a multitude of symptoms.
Common symptoms of Candida:
The most common symptoms of candidiasis may include severe itching, burning, and soreness, and irritation of the vagina or vulva, and a whitish or whitish-gray discharge that may have a yeasty smell like beer or baking bread, known as a garria. This may have a very common resemblance to cottage cheese. It has been found that minority of suffers have numerous symptoms and the vast majority have thrush including a few others. These symptoms may be an indication of a severe damage to the intestinal wall allows undesirable toxins to permeate into the bloodstream. This condition medically termed as the leaky gut syndrome often leads to food allergies, foggy brain, migraines and muscle aches. Once it makes the access through the rest of the body candida has the ability to disrupt the endocrine system that may lead to a number of disorders like thrush, fungal infections of the nails and skin including athlete’s foot, cystitis, weight gain or weight loss, menstrual irregularities, joint pains, ear infections, asthma, chronic tiredness, hay fever, allergies, sinusitis, and sensitivity to perfume, tobacco smoke and petrol. There may also be some intestinal symptoms that may involve bloatedness, diarrhea or constipation, flatulence and itchy anus. According to medical science, Endometriosis is another very common ailments that are associated with candida.