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Candidiasis: Candida Overgrowth


Chances are, you’re familiar with the condition referred to as a yeast infection, as it’s particularly common, especially in women. What you may not know is that the medical term for this infection is Candidiasis, and women are not the only ones susceptible to it. Candidiasis is Candida Overgrowth, and can affect men, women, and children. Candida overgrowth presents itself in a variety of pesky, health-related ways.

In essence, candida is harmless (in normal amounts), and exists in the mouth, vagina, rectum, and digestive tract, along with other bacterium. Yet, when levels are high, candida can become invasive, and wreak havoc on the blood, heart, and even the brain.

To help understand and combat candida overgrowth and its affects, consider the following early symptoms of candida:

Vaginal Yeast Infections and Urinary Tract Infections: Candida overgrowth contributes to vaginal yeast infections, resulting in thick discharge and irritation. In addition, overgrowth of this yeast can result in frequent UTI’s (urinary tract infections).

Mood Swings: While mood disorders are neurologically based, there is evidence that rampant bacteria in the gut can affect the neurological system. Candida overgrowth may contribute to irritability, anxiety, panic disorders, and depression.

Fatigue: Specifically noted in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, joint pain, headaches, and brain fog are present. These components may point straight to high levels of candida.

Gastrointestinal Problems: Bloating, cramping, gas, and irregularity are common gastrointestinal complaints. When experienced over time, however, these pesky stomach conditions may indicate candida overgrowth.

Sinus Infections: As excessive amounts of candida cause problems in the gut, they are also linked to reoccurring sore throats, congestion, and allergies.

Houston Health and Wellness uses natural methodology to assess and treat patients, and we understand that each person deserves personalized care for their symptoms. This integrated approach allows us to make important connections between your symptoms and your lifestyle habits. If candida overgrowth is to blame for your health concerns, we will come alongside you to help eliminate overproduction of this yeast, and help build up healthy bacteria. Please call us today to schedule your consultation. It’s time for you to feel better.

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