Candidiasis (Yeast Infection, Candida, Thrush)

by

White Sparrow

Medicine Woman

Candidiasis is an infection caused by Candida albicans, normally a harmless yeast-type fungus found in the intestines, but is also regularly found in the mouth, throat, and genital tract.  When your body is functioning properly, it will keep Candida in check.  It is only when the body becomes unbalanced, problems arise.  

Many things that contribute to a body's imbalance fall into three main categories:      


When you address these imbalances, the body then has the ability to heal itself.

Symptoms of a Candida overgrowth include:


Candida albicans overgrowth (too much) in the genital tract causes yeast infections and most often is caused by a weakened immune system.  More than 75% of all women have experienced a yeast infection during her lifetime and many will have a recurring infection.  (Sometimes bacterial vaginitis is mistaken for a yeast infection, but can be the result of a pelvic inflammatory disease and leads to infertility.)

A man can also get a yeast infection but is less likely to be aware this infection because there may not be any symptoms.  A lowered immunity and sexual contact with an infected partner are the most frequent causes of genital yeast infections in males.  About 12% to 15% of men can develop symptoms such as penile rash and itching.

Over $60 million annually is spent on over the counter (OTC) products to heal this infection in the United States.  These OTC treatments rarely address the imbalance that creates the problem in the first place.  Therefore repeated yeast infections will continue to arise.

Below are some more specific issues that can through your body out of balance and cause a Candida overgrowth.


Other situations that may not be the direct cause, but they may increase the likelihood of an infection are:


Yeast lives on moist areas of the body, such as the lining of the mouth and the vagina.  When there is an alteration of the normal pH balance this usually allows the fungus to thrive.  For example, stress causes a reduction of the production of stomach acids.  This  lets the Candida invade the stomach and thrive, where it is normally never found.  As a result, less digested food enters the intestines.  The Candida in the intestine feed upon the improperly digested food and grows out of control.

In the oral cavity, Candida is called thrush.  White sores may develop on the tongue, gums, and inside the cheeks.  Mothers can pass thrush on to their newborn children.  The baby’s tongue will appear red and be covered with white spots (generally noticed 8-9 days after delivery) that will appear like milk spots.  On the buttocks, thrush may resemble diaper rash.

The immune system recognizes disease as non-self, an invader to the body to attack and kill.  It is natural for the immune system to destroy disease, cancers, and infections with the assistance of the white blood cells that produce the antibodies.  Since Candida albicans is a normal part of the body, it is much harder for the body to recognize this infection.

Prevention can be the first defense by:

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