Maybe be you have heard of it but are still unsure about precisely what is Candida? Candida – or more correctly Candida albicans – is now generally recognized as the specific sort of microscopic yeast which causes yeast infection or thrush in people – otherwise called Candidiasis.
Yeast is a single cell organism that develops into colonies of several cells and can be observed physically at this point when it infects regions of the body as white spots or clusters. This is how it can show up in the throat, the vagina or in the gut when a ‘camera’ is sent in to investigate!
Normally Candida is limited in its development by those other small micro-organisms which are generally known as ‘good bacteria’ (at least in Yoghurt adverts). The bacteria do not tend to cause some adverse symptoms in the body, and their activities really provide benefits. One group, or genus, of good bacteria is the Lactobacillus family, which includes better known species like acidophilus and bifidus amongst a total of 13 useful strains. Lactobacillus are rod shaped bacteria and they can be derived from specific food products, such as live yoghurt, where their action of producing lactic acid will help to turn milk to the favorite thick creamy dessert or breakfast thing.
One reason that yoghurt may be suggested for application to thrush affected regions is it will offer a ‘dose’ of Lactobacillus to attempt to bring Candida back. But obviously the yoghurt used should be the live, plain selection. Daubing some sugar laden, pasteurized mango yoghurt in your ‘parts’ is only likely to make things even worse.
In normal lower levels Candida is a natural part of human flora and not really a issue, in certain respects it provides benefits for the body. Candida acts as a type of ‘natural’ waste digester and begins to ferment sugary wastes. But the problems really start when it grows out of control.
This occurs, as an instance, if our good bacteria are inhibited. This can be due to taking a course of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill off the bacterial entities which lead to an infection, but indiscriminately kill off your great guys too! This permits Candida (which is a yeast, so it’s not killed by antibiotics) to ‘run wild’. This is the reason why a lot of men and women suffer a yeast infection when, or just after, taking antibiotics.
Along with losing our great bacterial body-guards we’re also accountable to excess Candida growth when our body becomes too ‘acidic’. Now this is an important problem in Western society for a variety of reasons. Most notably the issue is related to the sort of diet we eat. Typical modern processed foods, soda beverages (like some of the cola brands – if diet or otherwise!) And sweets, biscuits or cakes all add acidic influences into the body. Eating foods that contain simple carbohydrates is a real problem because ingredients such as white sugar and white flour provide ideal food sources for Candida and do they just exacerbate the overgrowth of yeast.
Another acidifying influence may also be anxiety – and the world we’ve created today often causes us to become stressed and therefore more acidic (the emotional effect of stress causes the release of organic acids in the body). So in addition to getting your daily diet right a holistic therapy for Candidiasis would also probably require you to adopt some strategies to decrease stress in your life.
Candida loves warm, moist areas that is the reason it is easy to endure a vaginal yeast infection or penile thrush. Another critical areas where we often have lactic acid bacteria keeping our system functioning in equilibrium and stability is from the gut. If Candida grows out of control in the colon it may cause ‘leaky gut’ syndrome and the yeast can then pass through the intestinal walls into the blood stream and literally be transported around the body where – if the physiological imbalance continues – it can cause all kinds of havoc.
If Candida albicans does pass through the gut walls and start to manifest itself in colonies around internal organs of the body it can possibly lead to serious health difficulties. So treatment for yeast infection is essential, but the normal over-the-counter remedies are usually inadequate for providing permanent relief from the issue of Candida.
One real issue with typical prescription drugs, creams or pessaries for thrush disease, is that they do no more than quell the more noticeable signs of yeast infection for a moment. If your body is out of balance you will need to try and deal with this so as to bring yeast overgrowth in check. The only effective means to do it is to have a holistic approach. This is where the collection of tried and tested holistic procedures for treating Candida come in.
Simply applying a lotion may temporarily provide local relief. But if Candida is impacting you systemically you desperately need to adopt an holistic approach. The true worrisome issue with allowing Candida to continue to flourish is that internally massive colonies of Candida can starve healthy cells of oxygen. This then sets a dangerous precedent. Cells do not prepared’give up an expire’ so that they will begin to operate’without oxygen’ – that is technically known as getting ‘anaerobic’. When cells do this they’ve literally regressed into a self-preserving manner of existence – but it’s one which can become devastating for the body as a whole. If the condition persists then big groups of anaerobic cells may form and these are generally recognized as a’tumour’ – that is correct – it’s the beginning of a cancerous condition.
So don’t discount a yeast infection, especially if it’s persistent. You will need to initiate a process of re-balancing your body as soon as possible and adhering to an holistic treatment strategy for regaining health and bringing Candida back under control is paramount.