Candidiasis, or thrush, often goes unnoticed. Especially if tiredness, fatigue, allergies, migraine, anxiety, muscle pain, general malaise and many other symptoms have long been suffered.
If analyses detect nothing abnormal, so the results seem correct. Surely the diagnosis is hypochondria. Maybe an antidepressant or tranquiliser to treat the illness would be prescribed.
In most cases these symptoms are due to chronic candidiasis. There are times when candidiasis is clearly diagnosed. Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose and a false negative appears in the analysis. In this case the candida usually becomes chronic.
What is candidiasis?
Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeasts of the candida family. These “friendly” yeasts live inside the human body. They are present in the skin, digestive and genitourinary systems. The candida lives in harmony with the body.
But when there is a change in the environment where the candida is living, it becomes invasive, rapidly growing and flourishing. When it becomes invasive, the candida raises the permeability of the intestinal wall and increases the passage of toxins to the blood.
In conclusion, these toxins interact with many vital substances from our body showing various symptoms and will persist over time if the candidiasis is not treated well.
A balanced intestinal and vaginal flora together with an adequate immune system is what controls the candida.
What are the symptoms of chronic candidiasis?
The symptoms of candidiasis vary widely and may persist for a long time. The most common symptoms of chronic candidiasis are general malaise, fatigue, bloating, heartburn, depression, dizziness, chronic infections, aphonia, headache and vaginal discomfort such as itching, irritation or injury.
There is a long list of symptoms related to chronic candidiasis, but they have not all been named. There are also diseases associated with chronic candidiasis.
Natural treatment of candidiasis
Treatment of candidiasis is not limited to fighting the candida; it must be ensured that the environment in which the candida lives reaches its normal physiological state. Treatment of chronic candidiasis usually lasts from three to eight months. There are some important steps in this treatment:
1. Weaken the candida before attacking it with an antifungal medication.
This can be achieved with a diet. The following must be particularly avoided; sweets, fruit, alcohol, dairy and fermented products. And increase the intake of protein and fibre. It is advisable to detoxify the liver and take digestive enzymes.
2. Eliminate the candida.
Once the candida is weakened, attack it with natural antifungals. There are very effective products on the market such as candida forte and the yeast cleanse. Of course, the antifungal diet must be continued and everything that was recommended in the first step.
3. Do the groundwork.
When symptoms have disappeared, re-populate the intestinal and vaginal flora. It’s necessary to take a multivitamin complex that serves as a cellular nutrient to strengthen the defences. The treatments named in the previous section should be continued.
4. Repair the intestinal wall.
When the intestinal flora is balanced some foods can gradually be re-introduced. At this point, it is important to repair the intestinal wall. Some natural remedies to repair the intestinal wall are glutamine, vitamin A and omega-3.
It’s important to know that candidiasis stems from intestinal candidiasis.
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