One of the amazing things about your body is that a good amount of it isnot actually your body.
Your body is actually a magnificent, incredible ecosystem of bacteria and fungus that help your body hum along smoothly and keep you healthy. You’re like you’re own little planet!
But like any planet, balance of organisms is key for overall health. Too much or too little of something, and your balance is thrown off, and then you get sick, or at least you just don’t function as well as you could be.
One of the most common imbalances is an overgrowth of the fungus candida.
Candida is a form of yeast, and is found in the mouth and intestines and aids with digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
But when overgrown, candida can cause all kinds of problems, from digestive issues to depression. In extreme cases, it can wear through the intestinal walls and cause dangerous substances to enter the bloodstream in a condition called “leaky gut.” And yes, it’s as unpleasant as it sounds.
Keeping your gut bacteria, as the many species of critters living in your digestive tract are known, is important, and most people can manage theirs by regularly taking a probiotic, andby maintaining a healthy diet.
Below, you’ll learn about the symptoms of candida overgrowth, as well as what you can do to manage it and get your little ecosystem back in balance.
What Is Candida, And Causes Its Overgrowth?
Symptoms Of Candida Overgrowth
Symptom #1: Fungal Infections
Symptom #2: Digestive Issues
Symptom #3: Skin Problems
Symptom #4: Urinary Tract Infections
Symptom #5: Allergies And Itchy Ears
Symptom #6: Irritability, Mood Swings, Anxiety, And Depression
Ways To Treat A Candida Overgrowth
Treatment #1: Cut Down On Carbs
Treatment #2: Cut Out Sugar Entirely
Treatment #3: Try Caprylic Acid
Treatment #4: Avoid Alcohol
Treatment #5: Talk To A Doctor About Medication