Candida Albicans the unknown epidemic... read this it could change your life!!!
- 09-30-2008, 02:46 AM
Candida Albicans the unknown epidemic... read this it could change your life!!!
I have just added what i think is the most important part of the article, the treating of candida is in the article itself:
I am presently fighting this ****ty problem its been hell but i will get through...
MOST IMPORTANTLY THE MEDICAL PROFESSION DOES NOT RECOGNISE CANDIDA!!! YOUR DOCTOR IS MOST LIKELY OBLIVIOUS TO THIS EPIDEMIC!!!
What are Candida albicans?
Candida albicans, is an opportunistic yeast that normally inhabits the mouth, throat, intestines and genitourinary tract of most humans and is usually considered to be a normal part of the bowel flora (the organisms that coexist with us in our lower digestive tract). Its job is to recognize and destroy harmful bacteria. Without Candida albicans in our intestines we would be defenseless against many pathogen bacteria. In a healthy person, Candida albicans is numbered in millions. It is controlled by a properly functioning immune system and "friendly" bacteria. However, if the number of friendly bacteria is decreased (antibiotics), the immune systems is weakened or other conditions for yeast proliferation occur (diet high in sugar, improper pH in the digestive system) Candida albicans will shift from yeast to mycelial fungal form and start to invade the body. In the yeast state Candida is a non-invasive, sugar-fermenting organism, while in fungal state it is invasive and can produce rhizoids, very long root-like structures. Rhizoids can penetrate mucosa or intestinal walls, leaving microscopic holes and allowing toxins, undigested food particles and bacteria and yeast to enter the bloodstream. These condition is known as Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) and that is an explanation for food and environmental allergies.
What causes Candida overgrowth?
To cure Candida albicans it is essential to find what caused Candida overgrowth. If the cause is not found and treated it is possible that treatment will not be effective and/or that Candida will relapse.
Here are the most common causes of Candida albicans overgrowth:
* ANTIBIOTICS reduce the number of "friendly bacteria" in the intestinal tract which normally keeps the Candida albicans under control.
* TOXIC METALS AND CHEMICALS Toxic metals, such as mercury (found in dental amalgams and some fish) and chemicals, such as aspartame, MSG and others can kill friendly intestinal flora, alter immune response and allow yeast to proliferate.
* IMMUNE DEFICIENCY Any condition that results in a weakened immune system can cause Candida proliferation. Common causes of immune deficiency are AIDS and cancer.
* GENETIC DISORDERS like celiac disease or hemochromatosis (high iron) can cause Candida overgrowth.
* HORMONAL IMBALANCE Hormonal balance is necessary for support of friendly flora in the gut.
o PREGNANCY can cause a significant hormonal imbalance.
o BIRTH CONTROL PILLS usually contain the estrogen hormone.
o THYROID DISEASE like hypothyroid also affects hormonal balance.
* STEROID HORMONES, IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS, ULCER MEDICATIONS OR ACID BLOCKERS USED FOR PROLONGED PERIOD
* EXCESSIVE STRESS
* INTESTINAL PARASITES AND WORMS Destroy friendly bacteria in the gut making yeast overgrowth possible
* IMPROPER DIET. Diet high in carbohydrate and sugar, yeast and yeast products can lead to Candida overgrowth. Overeating causes indigestion of food and allows fermentation.
* CHRONIC CONSTIPATION
* CHRONIC DIARRHEA. The friendly Bifidobacterium bifidum can be thrown out of the colon and Candida may proliferate.
* ENVIRONMENTAL MOLDS OR CHEMICALS
* ALCOHOL Kills friendly bacteria, increases toxic overload of liver and in turn allows Candida to grow.
* TAP WATER Common tap water contains chlorine, that has the ability kill bad bacteria but effects also the good bacteria in the gut allowing Candida to proliferate.
3.1 What are the symptoms of Candida overgrowth?
Symptoms of Candida overgrowth are caused by toxins released. Not all listed symptoms will occur in all individuals. Usually, approximately 20 symptoms will be present.
Disfunctioning Glandular and Organ Symptoms:
adrenal and thyroid gland malfunction, cold hands or feet, diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, impotence and low body temperature.
bad breath (halitosis), bloating, coating on tongue (oral thrush), constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, gas, heartburn, indigestion, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity or/and excessive weight loss.
Psychological and Allergic:
acne, blurred vision, bronchitis (recurrent), burning or tingling, chemical sensitivity, chest pain, coughing, earaches, hayfever, headaches, hives, muscle aches and tension, nasal congestion, nasal congestion, head tension, numbness, painful, swollen, stiff joints, shortness of breath, sinusitis and sore throats.
Emotional and Mental:
ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, disorientation, drowsiness, fatigue, feelings of unreality, frequent mood swings hyperactivity, inability to concentrate, insomnia, irritability, joint pain, low energy, mental confusion, MS, muscle pain, muscle weakness, nervousness, poor memory and tingling and numbness.
Acne, anal itch, athlete's foot, dandruff, dermatitis, dermatitis, diaper rash, dry skin, eczema, excessive perspiration, facial rash, fungous infection of the nails, hives, impetigo, jock itch, lupus and psoriasis.
Bladder infection (recurrent), burning on urination, cramps, cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), endometriosis (irregular or painful menstruation), fluid retention (edema), frequent urination, impotency, infertility, loss of sexual feelings, menstrual irregularities, painful intercourse, PMS, prostitis, recurrent yeast vaginitis, vaginal burning, itching or discharge.
2.5 Can one die from Candida overgrowth?
Once the Candida migrates past the GI tract it will set up in other major organs like the lungs, kidney and brain and enter the bloodstream. You can die from it if left untreated, and especially if it hits the brain. Once you get it in the brain, it is extremely hard to recover and very lethal. Persons with severely compromised immune system die from blood poisoning known as Candida Septicemia. It all depends on your immune system. In short, Candida is by no means naive disease and has to be treated. If left untreated, it can cause other diseases that may be lethal.
2.9 What is systemic Candida overgrowth?
Systemic Candida overgrowth occurs when Candida breaks the intestinal lining (see LGS) and enters the bloodstream. From there, it can travel to various parts of your body, call it a residence and multiply. The symptoms of systemic Candida overgrowth are : muscle aches, sore/stiff joints, fatigue, problems with particular organs, recurrent urinary tract infections, serious illnesses (Asthma, ADHD, Diabetes, MS, Arthritis, CFS, Fibromyalgia and many more!).
10.1 What diseases are commonly linked with Candida overgrowth?
Candida overgrowth is commonly linked to:
* Celiac disease
* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
* Fibromyalgia (FMS)
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
* Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)
* Lichen Sclerosis (LS)
* Wilson Syndrome (WS)
2.6 Which toxins do Candida release ?
Candida releases poisons in blood causing all kinds of symptoms. There are about 80 of known toxic substances, some of which are:
* ethanol : Produced when yeast has lots of food. Excess ethanol can cause symptoms of alcohol intoxication
* acetaldehyde : can damage organs, disrupt fatty acid oxidation and production of collagen, cause abnormal behavior, memory loss, distorted thinking, mood swings, depression, impaired intellectual functioning and emotional disturbances.
* formaldehyde :
2.7 Where can I find doctor knowledgeable about Candida ?
Many doctors are ignorant and/or unwilling to treat Candida. Some organizations are listed to help you find professional help:
- 09-30-2008, 03:47 AM
Good post my man! I have alot of those symptoms and I'm sure many others do as well but too many of us just write it off as "whatever" or just feeling "off". Just another thing one can look into when trying to figure out the cause of these symptoms.
You said you're fighting thru this, did you get diagnosed with this by a doctor? What treatments were prescribed?
The intestinal tract is an often overlooked area when it comes to health but it is sooooooooo important for optimal functioning and well being.
I clicked on your link but all I got was
"Not in Archive.
No archived versions of the page you requested are available for your requested date range (200208020). "
Can you recheck your link?
09-30-2008, 04:16 AM
Candida Frequently Asked Questions
I think this is it...
Diagnosed HA hell no... i requested a blood culture test to be done from my blood to see if i have any blood infections of candida when i went to the emergency room for the 16th time!!! in the past two months due to shortness of breath, rapid and irregular pulse and freezing cold hands and other things which are crazy which i wont mention. Then doctors ****ing telling me i have panic attacks!!! JESUS CHRIST! i am still awaiting results!!! If it comes out positive which im sure it will i will have to be injected with IV's of hydrogen peroxide or Eraxis a new anti-fungal which works systemically to kill the bacterial overgrowth.
I have so many of these symptoms its insane and i'm only 19. This all started two months ago quite rapidly i never had so many problems in my life.
Treatment for me is:
Diet - no sugar or carbohydrates mainly vegetables, oils, nuts and meats. And digestive enzymes such as protease, amylase, cellulase, pepsin with meals
Anti-fungals such as fungilin, and anti-bacterial/viral agents such as garlic, olive leaf liquid, caprylic acid from MCT oil, coconut oil, LOADS of pre-biotics, fibre and plenty of water as well as hydrogen peroxide a few drops twice a day to kill the bacteria in your GI tract, since the GI is anaerobic and bacteria strive in an anaerobic environment the hydrogen peroxide will rapidly kill the yeast and other parasites.
Walking and cardio exercise and fullbody tanning on the sun at least 30 minutes each day.
I have been doing weight training for the past one and a half years and not a lot of cardio and thats what made it worse for me, i now have to do more cardiovascular work and go easy on the weights till im well... in my quest for size i made myself sick but it can seriously happen to anyone particularly those with a compromised immune system
10-19-2008, 04:15 PM
10-20-2008, 02:49 PM
Good but i think i might have atrophic gastritis the constant candida infections might have caused it. I cant eat meat anymore and i love the stuff its too hard to chew and digest and i'm only eating soft easy to digest foods at the moment like yogurt. Seeing a gastro specialist about this... stomach problems run in my family.
Also their is skin peeling from the inside of my mouth and from the tongue or throat any idea what that could mean?
I'm guessing the stomach lining and/or mucous membranes breaking down or something.
I already have mild inflammation of my small intestine.
They key to candida treatment is probiotics 30-50billion per day the 45 Ultrabiotic is excellent since it contains 14 different live strains rather than just 2-3 in your regular pro-biotic. As well as avoiding carbohydrates and psyillium husks to keep you regular and clean out the candida and toxins in your bowels since candida loves constipation that way it can eat your food leaving you deprived of nutrients. Oxygen and ozone therapy is very beneficial and cardiovascular exercise anything that oxygenates your body because remember bacteria, viruses, fungus all thrive in an anaerobic environment.
10-20-2008, 03:59 PM
04-12-2014, 11:21 AM
I had a number of those symptoms and bad candida, including acid reflux. Was diagnosed with hemochromatosis but did not make an active effort to test for and control iron levels.
I found a gluten free diet helped a lot and eliminated the acid reflux, (coconut oil also helped to kill the candida), but what really made the difference was getting my iron levels down to normal ferritin levels of <100 (was at 300).
After that the candida cleared permanently and I have been feeling new again (fingers crossed).
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