Candida Albicans is the most frequently isolated fungal pathogen found in humans. Candida Albicans is characterized as a single celled fungus that is present in the intestinal and genital tracts. When Candida Abicans is found in disproportionate quantities it can cause infection. Some of the more well known infections caused by disproportionate quantities of Candida Albicansa are Invasive Candidiasis(bloodstream infection), Genital Candidiasis, ( Vaginitis/Yeast Infection) and Oropharyngeal Candidiasis ( Thrush). These are just a few possible manifestations of Candida Infection.
Candida feed on sugar. Disproportions of Candida can arise when the body's pH balance becomes altered for any reason. When pH balance levels change friendly bacteria (such as lactobacilli) that usually metabolize sugars cannot flourish and metabolize sugars as is needed. This chain of events only adds to the risk of candida albicans flourishing in the sugar rich surroundings.
Candidiasis is also characterized by a wide variety of symptoms and can affect various parts of the body. Consider some of the most common areas of the body affected:
- gastrointestinal tract
Consider some of the most common symptoms associated with Candidiasis, including:
The above symptoms often worsen when the infected area is damp or after eating foods that contain sugar and/or yeast. Much of the time this disorder is misdiagnosed as a result of the many different symptoms that can occur with Candidiasis. Give careful consideration to all signs/symptoms that may indicate Candidiasis.
- abdominal pain
- bad breath
- rectal itching
- kidney and bladder infections
- adrenal problems
- night sweats
- clogged sinuses