Candida is a yeast genus which lives naturally within the digestive tract and the vagina.

Candida

Candida can become overgrown in individuals with a compromised immune system. The yeast infection candida affects the skin and digestion.

Description

The most common cause of fungal based conditions is infection with the yeast genus known as candida. Candida lives naturally within the digestive tract and the vagina, but overgrowth of the species Candida albicans is responsible for the uncomfortable symptoms of candidiasis or candida.

Candida can become overgrown in individuals with a compromised immune system, but can also proliferate as a result of continued use of oral antibiotics, steroids and hormonal contraceptives causing high progesterone levels.

When candida proliferates it can cause the appearance of small red lesions on the skin, white creamy patches on the tongue and in the mouth, vaginal discharge and digestive upset. Candida has also become a generic term for various symptoms technically known as ‘intestinal dysbiosis’ or a bacterial/floral imbalance within the digestive tract.

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