Symptoms of yeast overgrowth

It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make it's way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself.

Once this hardy organism proliferates in the body, it wrecks havoc in many ways and is the initiator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population.
Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms are:

  • abdominal gas and bloating
  • headaches
  • migraines
  • excessive fatigue
  • cravings for alcohol
  • anxiety
  • vaginitis
  • rectal itching
  • cravings for sweets
  • inability to think clearly or concentrate
  • hyperactivity
  • mood swings
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • hyperactivity
  • itching
  • acne
  • eczema
  • depression
  • sinus inflammation
  • pre-menstrual syndrome
  • dizziness
  • poor memory
  • persistent cough
  • earaches
  • low sex drive
  • muscle weakness
  • irritability
  • learning difficulties
  • sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals
  • cognitive impairment
  • thrush
  • athlete's foot
  • sore throat
  • indigestion
  • acid reflux
  • chronic pain

The brain is the organ that is most frequently affected by Candida Symptoms, but it also has profound negative effects on these systems:
  • digestive
  • nervous
  • cardiovascular
  • respiratory
  • reproductive
  • urinary
  • endocrine
  • lymphatic
  • musculoskeletal
Candida symptoms can vary from one person to another and often move back and forth between systems within the same individual.  One day you may experience symptoms in the musculoskeletal system and the next day it could be the digestive system ,etc. 


Candida overgrowth and candidiasis can mimic, be mimicked by, or be involved in another condition. Candida albicans may be made overactive by medications, or an existing infestation may contribute to a new illness. These symptoms will not always be recognized as attributed to or caused by candida:
  1. Easily Felt Symptoms:
    • Continual “flu-like” feelings: headaches, nausea, sweats/chills, diarrhea
    • Repetitive cuticle, fingernail or toenail infections, fungus
    • Genital/vaginal yeast infection
    • Oral “thrush” (white pasty film in mouth)
    • Thick yellow or green discharge from sinus infection or bronchial cough (see #2 below)
    • Extreme sensitivity to chemical odors, cleaning products and perfumes
    • Uninvited weight loss or weight gain
    • Severe gas and bloating
    • Allergies and Hay Fever
  2. Symptoms within Chronic Ailments:
    • Sinus, bronchial or ear infections – especially after taking antibiotics
    • Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Eczema, Athlete’s Foot – itchy rash may be treated without looking for underlying reason.
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s, Colitis, Celiac Disease
    • “Leaky gut” syndrome – a weak intestinal wall that allows food particles to get into the blood.
    • Mild forms of Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Common children’s allergies, milk intolerance, asthma, ear infections 
  3. Physical Symptoms within serious Diseases:
    • Lupus, Lyme Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS, often mimicked by Candida symptoms or vice versa)
    • Diabetes
    • GERDS (Gastro esophageal reflux disease) – the perceived “too much stomach acid” can dangerously damage the esophageal tract. Or the person may not be producing enough hydrochloric acid (especially true after age 40). Also called “leaky gut”.
  4. Mental or Emotional Symptoms may begin as blood toxins from the yeast affect thought patterns. Candida may be present with:
    • Sudden mood swings
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Disorientation, “brain fog” or irritability
    • General Anxiety Disorders (panic, depression, phobias)
    • Suicidal thoughts
In Summary…
The symptoms may be joint pain in one person, allergies in another, infections in someone else, or make a person seem irritable and irrational. Now you can see why it is so hard to pin down!

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