7 Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth
Many of us have Candida without being aware and yet it’s often misdiagnosed. Candida is a type of yeast typically found in small amounts in the mouth and small intestines and on the skin. Candida is quite common and the symptoms are vast.
At normal levels, the fungi is not problematic. However, when Candida begins to grow uncontrollably, it can cause an infection known as candidiasis.
In fact, Candida is the most common cause of fungal infections in humans.
Typically, the health bacteria in your body keep Candida levels under control, however, if the health bacteria levels in your body are disrupted or the immune system is compromised, Candida can begin to overproduce.
Why does Candida fungal occur?
- High stress levels
- Eating a high diet in sugar and refined carbohydrates
- High alcohol intake
- A weakened immune system
- Taking oral contraceptives
- Taking antibiotics