To answer the question, 'what is candida' I have written this short informative page.
Candida plays havoc with your mental and physical health. It tests your patience! You must learn to take advice on your diet, supplementation and adjust your lifestyle which in time (believe it or not) does become easy.
Candida or Candida Albicans is the name of just one of the forms of yeast that lives in our bodies all the time. Yeast is a kind of fungus. Yeasts are single cell organisms which live all around us. They live on the surface of all living things. Fruits, vegetables, grains and yes, your skin have these single cell living organisms on them.
Candida Albicans normally lives on the warm, inner creases and crevices of
the digestive tract, vagina and skin. This fungus is also found between the toes and under the toenails.
Candida is harmless until certain things go wrong causing an imbalance or overgrowth in the intestinal flora. Fungus in the intestinal system requires the pH to be out of balance. In a healthy colon, Candida Albicans is kept in balance.
These yeasts have unique traits. In order to survive, one of the main requirement is sugars.
Ringworm is an organism that survives by eating the dead outer layer of skin on humans and animals. This common fungal infection grows on skin, hair or nails, causing itching, dry and inflamed skin and sores. These appear on the skin as a rash forming an irregular circle on the skin. It leaves normal looking skin in the middle of this circle.
People living in a warm humid climate tend to be the most at risk. This infection can be spread by direct contact.
Also those with weakened immune systems with HIV AIDS, diabetes or Leukemia tend to be at risk.
With diligent applying of a topical treatment, symptoms will usually go away within four weeks. If untreated, ringworm can spread to other areas of the body.
It is very important to know that Candida is not a disease.
There are a wide variety of symptoms affecting virtually every system of the body that have been attributed to yeast overgrowth.
A yeast infection appears as large, round, white or whitish colonies with a yeasty odor. Candida are almost universal on normal adult skin. There are many symptoms of Candida.
C. albicans is part of the normal flora of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and female genital tracts. In its normal condition this will cause no grief. It’s when overgrowth of these species which can cause infections such as thrush or vaginal candidiasis. C. Albicans is responsible for the majority of Candida bloodstream infections (candidemia).
Candida can become systemic more easily if the person is already debilitated or immuno-compromised. Abscesses, thrombophlebitis, endocarditis or infections of the eyes or other organs can become a more serious health challenge .
A yeast infection in men is just as common as in woman, children and pets.
A Candida Diet is essential if you are going to resolve this unhealthy and exhausting infection.
Candida parapsilosis is a fungal species of the yeast family.
People with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk than those with a healthier immune system.
Patients having gastrointestinal tract surgery are at a high risk of this infection.
It's no longer necessary for you to suffer from fatigue, "brain fog", joint pain, dizziness, mood swings, headaches, itching, acne, food cravings, insomnia, rashes...all related to candida.
This all ends when you're on the correct candida treatment plan.
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