You have heard people and media talking about symptoms of Candida. Candida is becoming more known, but still remains a mysterious disorder that eludes too many patients and doctors alike.
There are only three core Candida symptoms that suggest its overgrowth. These three symptoms are nearly invariably present in all patients afflicted with this disorder.
There is no need to remember exhaustive three-page long lists of possible Candida symptoms. These can be very confusing because hundreds of symptoms ranging from oral thrush to autoimmune problems occur extremely rarely in any one person. So how would you ever know whether you actually have Candida symptoms or not?
Bloating and distention are early symptoms of Candida
Excessive gas and bloating are most common early symptoms of Candida overgrowth. As many as nine out of ten people walking into my office admit to feeling bloated, distended, and having problems with digestion. The most significant is bloating after eating carbohydrates like bread, pasta, pizza, chips, fruits and others. Why? Because yeast ferments.
In the process of carbohydrate fermentation Candida produces gases. Those when trapped lead to bloating. To reduce bloating one has to expel the gas from the intestines, process commonly known as farting. If you find yourself getting bloated, distended, or upset after eating fruits or bread, your chances of having actual Candida overgrowth symptoms is very high.
There are three major underlying causes for Candida-related bloating:
- low stomach acidity, increase stomach acidity
- lack of bile and, improve bile flow
- lack of intestinal enzymes, get supportive enzymes
The success to removing Candida permanently depends on removing the underlying causes of Candida overgrowth.
Fatigue and hypoglycemia – later Candida symptoms
Hypoglycemia is becoming an under-diagnosed epidemic and widespread Candida overgrowth problem has a lot to do with it. Candida requires an ample supply of sugars and carbohydrates to live and grow. Candida is a great opportunist and will use your vital sugar supplies to accomplish its own task of survival. Low blood sugar can lead to many common health concerns such as fatigue, cravings for sweets, irritability, headaches, insomnia and many others: hypoglycemia symptoms
Not all hypoglycemia symptoms are related to Candida. If you suspect you have low blood sugar there are ways to test it. how to spot symptoms of low blood sugar
Anxiety, fear, depression – surprising symptoms of Candida
Having recurrent anxious feeling, worrying about job, finances, spouse, and kids may not be just an expression of your apprehensive personality alone. Hypoglycemia and Candida can make significant changes to the nervous system. A state of low blood sugar is considered a stress by the body. Any stress, including low blood sugar, causes adrenals to fire up. They in turn cause a cascade of changes that prepares body to word off a danger. Heart palpitation, increased blood pressure, tensing of muscles, feeling wired and anxious is nothing else but an attempt to prepare for an upcoming fight or flight.
You may be tempted to think that your ongoing stress is caused by your disproving boss, but that may not to be true at all. If you find yourself to be anxious and stressed out in many different life situations consider checking body biochemistry. Start with blood sugar testing: How to test for high and low blood sugar
Candida as well as different intestinal microbes is known to produce and alter neurotransmitters[i]. Acetaldahyde, a by-product of Candida can cross blood brain barrier and cause multiple changes to the brain function. Anxiety, ADHD, depression, forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, angry outbursts, and even psychiatric disorders can be nothing else, but Candida overgrowth symptoms.
Reasons for Candida overgrowth
There are many reasons for Candida overgrowth. Addressing the cause is a good place to start. Killing Candida without even knowing why you have is a poorly thought-out and short-sighted approach. Start with examination of these two major areas:
Addressing these two at the early stages of Candida may be vital to keeping your immune system strong, preventing hormonal imbalances and having well-functioning brain till a ripe old age. No-junk diet, avoidance of drugs, and good self-care habits are a must ingredients for enjoying life free from symptoms of Candida.