What is Candida?

Candida is a yeast that lives in our bodies. Typically, Candida lives in harmony with the healthy bacteria of the digestive tract. But antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, or even simply an increase in sugar consumption can lead to a Candida overgrowth, which can seriously impact your health.

Some doctors think that an overgrowth of Candida isn’t a problem.

We completely disagree, and over the years we have seen first-hand how treating this fungus can increase my patients’ well-being. It is true that there is no definitive test for Candida. There’s also no definitive test for an upper respiratory tract infection…but you know when you have a cold.

Symptoms of Candida

Candida has several different names: yeast, fungi, Candida hypersensitivity syndrome. It also frequently co-occurs with other syndromes. Anyone with fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for instance, probably has a problem with Candida–although people with Candida may not have either one.

If you have the following symptoms, the chances are Candida is playing a role:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis

You are also at risk for Candida overgrowth if you have been on long-term antibiotics, or multiple rounds of antibiotics. Steroids, oral or inhaled, can also contribute to this condition.

Learn more about Candida Treatment