by: Dr. Craig A. Maxwell
Woman and men with chronic yeast infections frequently treat them with those over-the-counter creams, often receiving temporary or no relief. When does a yeast infection turn into chronic candida infection? On this page, you’ll learn the symptoms of chronic candidiasis and the natural steps you need to take to eradicate the yeast and prevent future health problems.
What is Chronic Candida?
Candida albicans is a benign fungus or yeast that grows in the digestive tract and sexual organs. In limited quantities, this yeast is harmless. However, when candida yeast is allowed to grow unchecked, it can cause serious health problems. An overgrowth of candida yeast can lead to a condition called chronic candida or chronic candidiasis that leads to a myriad of mystery symptoms that can sometimes be difficult to pin down.
Symptoms of Candida Yeast Overgrowth
Conventional physicians often overlook the signs and symptoms of candida overgrowth and some don’t believe it even exists. This leaves many patients frustrated and unsure of where to turn.
Do these symptoms sound familiar to you?
- Chronic vaginal yeast infections
- Frequent colds and flu
- Itchy ears and nose
- Sinus infections
- Rectal itching
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Increased body odor
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Cravings for sugar and starch
- Oral thrush
- Bloating, gas, indigestion
- Mood swings
- Abdominal discomfort
- Multiple food and chemical allergies
- Brain fog
- Skin rash
If you only have one or two of these symptoms, it may or may not be related to chronic candida. However, if you suffer from 5 or more, an overgrowth of yeast may be causing your symptoms.