How often have you been under the weather and experienced symptoms across many different systems of your body? Have symptoms ever appeared, then disappeared suddenly?
Candida overgrowth is a common condition that leaves people with unexplained or disappearing symptoms. Often recommended treatment from the doctor doesn’t work either – leaving you frustrated.
Candida is a fungus which naturally occurs in our bodies but when it grows out of control it can affect our skin, mood and digestive health. Symptoms may appear, then disappear, or become chronic, leading to confusion. If you think you might have candida, our naturopaths can test for this condition so you have the clear answers you deserve.
Candida is a species of yeast - a type of fungus. It naturally populates the intestines and mouth, assisting with digestion and nutrient absorption. There are many species of candida but candida albicans is the primary species in our bodies.
Candida can overgrow and infect other parts of the body via the bloodstream, causing oral thrush, nappy rash and vaginal yeast infections.
Eating a diet high in refined sugars and carbohydrates, consuming a lot of alcohol, fermented foods or even taking oral contraceptives or antibiotics can cause candida can grow rapidly.
Candida overgrowth affects the brain, skin, digestive system and moods of the people it afflicts.
It can also affect autoimmune conditions, making new symptoms appear or current symptoms worse.
Many sufferers report they have trouble concentrating, feel low on energy, and suffer from irritability and mood swings. They may also experience skin complaints like eczema, hives and psoriasis.
Digestive issues like bloating, gas, bowel irregularities, and cravings for sugar and refined carbohydrates.
Symptoms related to the skin and nervous system occur due to an inflammatory response caused by the breakdown of the intestinal lining, allowing viruses, toxins and bacteria to pass into bloodstream. This creates a constant need for the immune system to “search and destroy” to defend your body from the invaders.
Our practitioners can arrange a stool test to investigate whether you are suffering from candida overgrowth and the severity of your condition.
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