Yeast Infection Causes symptoms and home Treatment
Constipation, bad breath chronic infections, depression, fatigue, food cravings, gas, headaches, adrenal and thyroid problems, hiatal hernia, indigestion, insomnia, mental confusion, discomforting odors, panic attacks, and menstrual problems
Yeast is an infection caused by Candida Albicans, a normally harmless yeast (saprophyte) found in your intestines. Some of it is also regularly found in your mouth, throat, and genital tract. But this organism goes wild when its competitors, the normal bacteria in the intestines, are killed by long-term use of antibiotics. This enables the candida to greatly increase in number
Stress causes a reduced production of stomach acid, which lets candida enter the stomach—a place where it normally is never found. As a result, less digested food enters the intestines, much to the liking of the candida which feeds upon it
This yeast-like substance proliferates so massively that it enters the bloodstream and is carried to many parts of the body, weakening the immune system and causing various problems. In the oral cavity, candida is called thrush. White sores may develop on the tongue, gums, and inside the cheeks
In the vagina, it results in vaginitis. Large amounts of a white, cheesy discharge and intense itching occur.
Other effects are food allergies, athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch, and even diaper rash.
Candida is not transmitted sexually, but mothers may pass thrush on to their newborn children. The baby's tongue will appear red and be covered with white spots (generally appearing 8-9 days after delivery) that will appear like milk spots. On the buttocks, thrush may resemble diaper rash.
Because their vaginal environment is more conducive to the growth of yeast, diabetic women can contract candida easier than diabetic men.
You may wish to request a blood test for antibodies against C. Albicans. A skin test, similar to a TB tine test, is also available. A positive result is clear-cut. Unfortunately, a negative one provides less certainty that one does not have it. Candida is difficult to diagnose since a culture cannot be used. This is because this yeast is a normal constituent of everyone's intestines.