Diagnosis of Candida can be very difficult with suffers experiencing a wide range of symptoms that can affect different areas of the body in ways often unique to that person.
Misdiagnosis is common and Candida is often over looked by health care professionals. Doctors readily prescribe medicine to treat conditions that share symptoms rather than looking for the true underlying cause.
People with Candida often find themselves trying to self diagnose after repeated trips to the doctor have not solved the issue, and symptoms still persist despite the doctor ‘treating’ the ailments with creams and medicines. Try our FREE 2-minute Candida Questionnaire
Do the following symptoms sound familiar to you?
Prolonged fatigue, Cravings for Carbohydrates, sweets and alcohol, restlessness, mood swings, depression, irritability, muddled thought, poor memory, anxiety and panic attacks, low libido, clumsiness.
Your skin condition
Body odor, Eczema, Dermatitis, Athlete’s Foot, Fungal infection in nailbeds, Canker sores, Psoriasis, Hives, Cysts, Acne, Excessive sweating / Night sweats.
Bad breath, Canker sores, Bleeding gums, Thrush (white coating on the tongue) Swollen bottom lip, Cracker tongue, prone to mouth ulcers, Halitosis.
Your Digestive System
Flatulence, Constipation, Stomach aches and cramps, Flushing red after meals, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Bloating, Indigestion, Burping – excessive gas, acid reflux, Mucus in stools, Haemorrhoids, itching rectum.
Your Immune System
Allergies, susceptible to frequent colds and flu, food intolerance’s, sensitivities to fragrances and chemicals.
Your respiratory system
Persistent cough, Mucus in throat, Sore throat, Sinus congestion, Chronic post-nasal drip, Flu-like symptoms, Hay fever symptoms, Sinusitis, Asthma.
Your Eyes and Ears
Ear infections, Ringing in the ears, Itchy eyes, Eye pain, Blurry vision, Dark circles around eyes, sensitivity to light.
Your Genito-Urinary System
Fungal rash, PMS & menstrual irregularities, Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder and urinary tract), Reoccurring yeast infections, Recurring UTI’s (urinary tract infections.
Inability to lose weight, Weight loss, Water retention, Rapid weight gain.
Chronic body pain and/or joint pain, Heart palpitations, Headaches, Muscle aches and stiffness.
Leading Candida researcher Leon Chaitow says in his book that, “Candida is possibly the least understood, most widespread cause of continuing ill health currently in our midst.” When you consider how many of the above symptoms effect people you know, or indeed you may suffer with yourself, you can begin to see how this could well be true.
For further information try our FREE Candida Questionnaire
It is possible that in the past you have been to the doctor with the following conditions and Candida was not recognised as the true cause. This is because Candida and the following ailments manifest with exactly the same symptoms.
Here is a list of commonly misdiagnosed aliments along with the symptoms that your doctor will focus when diagnosing the cause. It is very important that you give you doctor an accurate description of your symptoms for a true diagnosis.
Athlete’s Foot – Fungus on toenails
Arthritis – joint pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – constant fatigue
Crohn’s Disease – abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion
Diaper Rash – rashes and itching in infants
Gastroenteritis – abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion
IBS – abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion
Be aware of Candida Misdiagnosis as if your doctor treats you for Crohn’s Disease, Gastroenteritis or IBS and prescribes the anti-inflammatory Cortisone it could actually make Candida grow further. Oral steroids can also increase Candida yeast growth.