10 Signs You have Yeast Overgrowth
10 SIGNS YOU HAVE YEAST OVERGROWTH
Many people go through everyday life dealing with vague symptoms like bloating, fatigue, headaches, constipation, weight gain, skin irritations, and yeast infections. Although seemingly very different effects, all of these conditions are often rooted in the same cause: an overgrowth of yeast. Formally known as Candida Albicans, “Candida” is an opportunistic fungus, which is a form of yeast in the body that is naturally occurring. Everyone has some level of yeast in their system, but it is the overgrowth of Candida Albicans that can wreak havoc and lead to dysfunction.
Candida takes advantage of any imbalance of gut flora or state of dysbiosis. We know that the gut bacteria are essential to a healthy immune system and optimal digestion. When the gut flora is compromised Candida can rapidly spread and take over the gut. The yeast can actually break down the cell wall, leading to leaky gut syndrome and therefore the development of food intolerances.
When this powerful yeast takes over, Candida releases toxic biproducts into the bloodstream, many of which can act as neurotoxins leading to headaches and brain fog.
What Causes Candida?
- Antibiotic use
- A Diet high sugar and refined carbohydrates
- Excessive alcohol use
- Oral Contraceptives
- Use of steroids like prednisone
10 Signs You May Have Candida Overgrowth
1. Digestive discomfort following carbohydrate or probiotic-rich foods: Excessive belching or Flatulence
2. Anxiety or Depression
3. Constipation or Loose Stools, or both
4. Intense sugar or carbohydrate cravings
5. Brain Fog or Difficulty concentrating
7. Skin, Nail, or Scalp fungal infections or frequent yeast infections
8. Rash, eczema, or dry skin
9. Chronic Fatigue
10. Autoimmune Disease
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