Candida can become overgrown in individuals with a compromised immune system. The yeast infection candida affects the skin and digestion.
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.
Ayurveda is the traditional Indian system of medicine. From an Ayurvedic perspective, when the digestive metabolism is weak from poor diet or medication it affects the digestive balance, creating a favorable climate for candida growth. If the digestion remains in this state, then the digestive tract can become congested and toxic, favoring the further growth and proliferation of the yeast. This gradual build-up of toxicity then spreads throughout the body causing the onset of symptoms in the blood, skin and reproductive system.
If the digestive system can be supported, balanced and efficiency improved, then candida levels can be controlled.