Symptoms of Candida Infection

What are the symptoms of Candida infection? Symptoms can be different for men and women. Symptoms for men or women are:

• Constant fatigue

• Depression or feeling “blue” all the time

• Fungus of the fingernails or toenails

• Anal itching

• Abdominal pain, bloating or indigestion

•Antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections

• Oral thrush

• Joint pain

• Weight loss or gain which can’t be changed

• “Brain fog” or being easily overwhelmed by mental tasks

• Itching red eyes

• Constant sinus drainage resistant to antibiotics

• Rashes such as eczema and atopic dermatitis

• Rashes on the genitals

• Hair loss

Symptoms exclusive to women are:

• Vaginal yeast infection

• Vaginal itching

• Vaginal discharge

• Vaginal odor

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What are the symptoms of Candida infection in men? The symptoms are different in men and are:

• Soreness or irritation on the head of the penis

• Itchy red rash on head of the penis

• Small blisters on the head or shaft of the penis

• Clumpy discharge from the penis

• Itchy rash on the groin and anus

Because these symptoms can also be the symptoms of STD’s or sexually transmitted diseases, it’s important to see your doctor to rule this out

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The first sign of a candida yeast infection is GI or gastrointestinal discomfort. This is manifested by bloating, diarrhea, constipation (or alternating diarrhea and constipation), anal itching, burning stool, gas or flatulence, and cramping. The yeast can then invade other parts of the body. The area around the anus is moist and is a perfect environment for the yeast to grow. It is easy for it to then invade the vagina in the female, cause “jock itch” in the male or invade the penis.

Systemic candidiasis occurs when the yeast moves up the genitourinary tract and gets into the blood stream. This is easiest in the female because of the shorter genitourinary tract as compared to the male. Males can inhale the yeast from oral sex so that it gets into the sinuses or lungs. Systemic yeast infection can also occur if the wall of the intestine becomes permeable and buds of the yeast can enter the blood stream. This is less common but is still the second most common way of infection.

Once in the body the Candida albicans often mutates to a more virulent form of fungus. The fungus gives off toxins from its metabolic process. These toxins are a burden to the immune system and make it easier for other invaders to the body to be more aggressive. Yeast produces more than 79 known toxins but the worst is acetaldehyde. When it reaches the liver it’s converted to alcohol. Symptoms that are contributed to acetaldehyde are fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, headaches, mental cloudiness, disorientation and confusion. What are the progressive symptoms of systemic candida?

• Constant fatigue- The fatigue creeps up on you slowly. You go to bed tired and wake up tired in the morning. You feel tired all day. Your doctor examines you and tells you that he can’t find anything wrong. The fatigue leads to you become irritable.

• Difficulty in concentration- You feel detached from your surroundings and feel helpless to do anything about it. You can’t concentrate. You have trouble remembering things and decision making becomes extremely hard.

• Allergies- The allergies usually begin as food allergies. They then become widespread. Then you aren’t able to tolerate any type of chemical odor. Perfumes, colognes, petroleum odors and pine scent make you ill.

• “The Universal Reactor Phenomenon”- You are so allergic that almost every odor is a major problem. Also, all clothing except cotton and almost all food causes you major problems. You have less and less good days.

• Mental deterioration- The toxins now are affecting your brain to the extent that it can’t function normally. This can cause delusions, manic depression, suicidal thoughts or violent behavior.
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Yeast can also deplete minerals, cause free radical formation and disrupt enzymes. It can affect any organ or tissue in the body as it invades the bloodstream. For example, if it invades the nervous system the result can be fatigue, depression, mood swings, memory loss, insomnia, sleepiness, hyperactivity, attention-deficit disorder, and autistic tendencies.

If left untreated it will sweep through the entire body causing extreme exhaustion when the endocrine system becomes involved. Thyroid problems (either hyper or hypothyroidism), eczema, psoriasis or acne are possible symptoms. Eventually the immune system is involved and food sensitivities or allergies may develop.

When the digestive system is weakened it becomes difficult for proteins to be broken down into amino acids. These partially digested proteins are called peptides and when they reach the bloodstream they’re recognized as foreign invaders and the body may form antibodies to attack them. This reaction often takes place in the small intestine, which causes damage to the intestines and increased permeability or what is commonly called leaky gut.


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