WHAT IS CANDIDA
Candida (Also called candidiasis) is a yeast infection brought about by the fungus candida that lives in the human body,
Over 20 different Candida can cause infection but the most common is the candida albicans.
This fungus is present in small amounts in our body without causing harm they can be found in places like our mouth and belly on the skin and in case of women can invade the private parts.
In a suitable environment the yeast can outgrow and multiply uncontrollably causing pain and inflammation even.
Candida becomes an issue when it overgrows and crowds out other beneficial microbes. When this happens, it disrupts the balance of good bacteria , fungus, and yeasts in your gut, resulting in symptoms, ranging from mild to severe.
Candida overgrowth is overlooked by the medical community unless it dangerously spreads to the blood. Most of the time, people are not even aware of their Candida infection. They will go to the doctor for some other condition such as cancer, not realizing that there is a coexisting Candida infection that will impede their road to recovery.
Candida overgrowth or Candidiasis has different forms depending on the areas of the body affected. You may be more familiar with the vaginal Candida infection that afflicts many women, or the white coating found on an infant’s tongue that is referred to as Thrush.