Candida Causes and Candida Symptoms

Candida Causes and Risk Factors

There are many Candida symptoms to watch out for. Candida infections are brought about by the overgrowth of Candida yeast in the body because of microorganisms balance disruption in the body. This may be because of poor nutrition leading to a weakened immune system. The choice of food may be responsible for overgrowth of the yeast because some foods favor the reproduction of the yeast. The food feeds the already existing yeast, which reproduces faster leading to overgrowth. Stress can also be a cause of Candida. Stress brings about loss of appetite. The affected person won’t eat properly and in turn the immune system becomes weak such that it can’t control the overgrowth of yeast. People with diabetes, cancer and AIDS are easy target of Candida because the immune system is already weak because of radiation and constant use of chemotherapy for treatment.

Yeast Infection Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Candida Causes and Candida SymptomsWhen Candida symptoms occur, there is need to treat them and one way of treating them is use of antibiotics. When these antibiotics are used for long, they kill even the ‘good’ microorganisms, which are responsible for a healthy immune system and balanced alkalinity levels in the stomach that aids in proper digestion. When the ‘good’ microorganisms are killed, an imbalance is created and Candida takes advantage of the situation leading to their overgrowth. This overgrowth leads to release of toxins, which when released to the blood stream becomes problematic and can result to heart burns, inflammations and other troubles which  are some of the Candida symptoms to watch out for.

 

Some other drugs that people take for a long time like birth control pills and other birth control methods can lead to overgrowth of Candida. Use of steroids, headache medications and hormone supplements can also lead to Candida overgrowth. Most drugs from the pharmacy are acidic meaning that they raise acidity of the body thus killing even the ‘good’ microorganisms and thus cause the imbalance. Candida symptoms are evident sooner or later after the use of these medications.

 Candida Causes and Candida Symptoms

As noted above, diet is a major cause of Candida infections because some foods are responsible for overgrowth of the Candida yeast. Some foods raise the alkalinity in the body tissues and this creates a good environment for their overgrowth. These foods are coffee, meat, processed foods that contain many artificial sugars. Alcohol is also a major contributor of high acidity in the body. Processed foods with many artificial sugars can cause diabetes thus leading to a weak immune system, which in turn leads to the exhibition of many Candida symptoms.  A diet low in alkalinity inhibits the growth of Candida and this is what one should strive to eat to counteract the effect of acidity in the tissues.

 

Candida Symptoms Candida can also be caused by unhygienic conditions and one of the Candida symptoms is a rash on the affected area. For example, the pubic areas like the groin and the armpits should always be kept clean, that is, they should be shaved all the time. When these areas are moist and warm, they create a good environment for the growth of the Candida yeast. The folded and the hidden areas of the body should be cleaned thoroughly. These include the area below the breasts for those with big breasts, behind the ears, in between the toes and below the penis and the scrotum. Make sure that these areas are clean and dry to reduce the Candida infections.

 

Adult Candida Causes

When having sex it is advisable to use protection because as far as Candida is not a Sexually Transmitted Disease, the Candida yeast can be passed from the penis’ fore skin to the vagina or from the vagina to the penis’ foreskin. If this happens, Candida symptoms are seen in both the partners where the vagina becomes itchy, a whitish cottage cheese like discharge is formed in the insides of the vagina walls and when scrapped off, there is pain and they may start bleeding. There may be a whitish discharge from the vagina and this should call for a medical checkup. For men, the penis becomes itchy, gets sores and may eventually lead to inflammation. The inflammation may go up to the urethra and this should be checked immediately as it may lead to impotence.

 

As soon as any of the Candida symptoms is evident in the body, a visit to the doctor should be the first thing that the sufferer does for proper diagnosis.