A yeast infection, or Candidiasis as it’s referred to as in the medical world, occurs when Candida albicans grow out of control. Scientists have discovered a link between a yeast infection and the devastating impact of chronic fatigue. Discover exactly how you can treat your chronic fatigue problem, and how to defend against it in the future by reading on.
What is a Yeast Infection? And How Does it Cause Chronic Fatigue?
Yeast infections are another name for candidiasis. Candidiasis is caused by the Candida albicans organisms which have massive effects on the body. Normally, these organisms live on the body without causing any issues. Human beings generally don’t notice them as they have no good or bad effects. When the body loses its natural balance, the organisms are prompted to carry on growing without being checked. This is how the numerous issues associated with yeast infections occur.
They grow out of control when the body loses its natural balance, but W. G. Crook in his 2002 publication entitled Nature’s Own Candida Cure: Powerful Remedies to Combat Yeast-Related Health Disorders outlines the influence of the immune system on Candida:
“Under normal conditions, candida exists within us in a healthy balance, and the body’s immune system keeps it from spreading.”
Unsurprisingly, when people have lowered immune systems they are more prone to these infections. Excessive use of antibiotics, a poor diet, and medical conditions which already exist; its why people with diabetes and other immune disorders can die from a yeast infection if it isn’t stopped.
Yeast infections are perfectly harmless in relation to your life, unless it gets into the blood stream, which tends to only happen to people with seriously impaired immune systems. But the issues caused by candida are still troublesome and can significantly impact the way you live your life. Here are some of the issues associated with candidiasis:
- Nail fungus.
- Lack of concentration.
The above list covers a wide range of different symptoms, and there are many more. The first thing you should do if you think you have a yeast infection is to see a doctor. Many of the symptoms associated with these infections are mistaken for more serious diseases. It’s always better to be safe than sorry by making sure it’s not something more sinister.
Noticing the Infection
A yeast infection in relation to chronic fatigue won’t display any outward signs of infection. Since chronic fatigue is something which impacts the inside of the body the only hope of making sure it’s caused by yeast is to develop another form of the infection. Somebody could have vaginal/penile thrush whilst still suffering from chronic fatigue. In this case, you would be able to safely say the problem has been caused through candida.
Chronic fatigue alone can only be formally diagnosed as caused through a yeast infection by a doctor. If a constant feeling of tiredness is present, make an appointment and see what the cause of the problem is.
Chronic Fatigue Signs
- After sleeping there will be no feeling of being refreshed.
- There seems to be no reason for feeling this way. You haven’t done anything stressful and you haven’t had a lot of work to do.
- Muscular/joint pain.
- Sore throat.
- Painful lymph nodes.
Curing the Issue
As long as chronic fatigue hasn’t been caused by something else other than a yeast infection, the first thing to do is to target the Candida . If the candida is brought under control again fatigue will begin to lessen in intensity. Through the immune system you can make sure the yeast infection is combated effectively.
The immune system is built on what the body puts into it. Take a look at any developing country and it’s clear to see illness is more prevalent than in a developed country, such as the UK. It’s not necessarily because of an increase in food, although this is a contributing factor, it’s due to a lack of nutritional value. The body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs to fight off bacteria and other infections. Life expectancy rates are lowered and diseases which would never be seen in a country like the U.S. are everywhere.
Use this information to help with developing a diet to help boost the immune system. One book sums up the sort of nutrients which you should be taking in. L. Page’s 2008 book called Healthy Healings Detoxification: Programs to Cleanse, Purify and Renew speaks on what the body needs to help keep Candida under control:
“Eat plenty of beta-carotene-rich foods, and iodine and potassium-rich foods. They are the most effective food nutrients against candida.”
The idea behind these diets are to make sure the white blood cells of the body have the nutrients they need to properly function and guard each area of the body. Not only will a healthy diet help you against yeast infections, they will protect you against countless other diseases and infections.
Here are some of the foods/drinks you need to avoid when beginning an anti-candida diet, however:
Refined sugars, such as white and brown sugar. Natural sugars from fruits are perfectly acceptable.
Dairy products. These products are not broken down effectively by the digestive system and end up festering in the digestive tract, which gives organisms of all kinds, including candida the opportunity to grow.
Alcohol. Believe it or not, alcohol contains a lot of sugar which feeds the candida. Furthermore, it puts a massive amount of stress on the organs and the immune system as a whole. Thousands upon thousands of white blood cells are called to fight against the harmful substances infecting the stomach and liver each time alcohol is taken in.
Fish. Most fish, especially salmon and tuna, contain a lot of toxins and heavy metals. This is partially because of what they take in as food. Whilst these things are not harmful to them, for us they suppress the immune system and will eventually lead to Chronic fatigue syndrome.