Leaky Gut and Candida
Leaky gut syndrome and Candida are intertwined with each other. Candida is one of the most common leaky gut syndrome symptoms. If you have candida yeast overgrowth, then it is almost certain that you are suffering from leaky gut syndrome. But before everything else,
What is Candida?
Candida is a yeast fungal organism that can be found in some parts of the body. This is not usually harmful if there is balance between the “good” and “bad” bacteria in your intestine. The problem arises when that balance is disrupted.
What Causes Candida Yeast Overgrowth?
Normally, a healthy person’s immune system and the beneficial bacteria prevents the overgrowth of candida. However, if the immune system of the body is weakened due to illness, medication or severe lack of nutrients, the candida can multiply exponentially. They will grow roots into the intestine and this will cause a leaky gut.
Other causes of candida yeast overgrowth are the following:
- Repeated intake of antibiotics(as these can also destroy beneficial bacteria),
- A diet high in refined sugar and carbohydrates(found in candy bars, cookies, white bread, soft drinks),
- A poor diet lacking in much needed nutrition,
- Intake of contaminated foods,
- Over consumption of alcohol and caffeine,
- Steroid use and
- Taking birth control pills for women.
Signs of Candidiasis
When you have candida yeast overgrowth, you will experience some of these symptoms:
- Chronic fatigue
- Neurological symptoms (mood swings, confusion, depression, poor memory)
- muscle and joint pains
- diarrhea or constipation
- Food Allergies
- Recurring Infections
- Constant itchiness
- Vaginal infection
- Low blood sugar
Candida Overgrowth and Leaky Gut Syndrome Treatment
Both candida and leaky gut can be treated as detailed at http://www.theleakyguthelp.com/leaky-gut-syndrome-treatment/. First you must get rid of the candida yeast infection before you can heal your leaky gut. To rid yourself of candida yeast overgrowth, you need to take probiotics as these can increase the number of “good” bacteria in the intestine.
Once you rid yourself of candida overgrowth and your gut is once again healthy, say goodbye to those symptoms and you can finally live a life void of discomfort and pain. The essential tip here is to be patient. It will take time but with patience, you’re on your way to a healthy gut!