Candidiasis is a difficult disease to diagnose because it can affect each patient differently in different parts of the body and in a way that may be unique to that person. For these reasons, candidiasis is often misdiagnosed and treated if symptoms rather than the underlying cause.
Are often patients themselves to diagnose because the symptoms of thrush are so confused. The consensus is that there are many more people suffering from yeast infections than those who are diagnosed.
How you feel. Inability to concentrate, poor memory, confusion, irritability, rage, dizziness, depression, bouts of crying, panic attacks, low libido, extreme and persistent fatigue, hyperactivity, appetites for sugar and alcohol, insomnia, poor coordination.
Digestive system. Acid reflux, bloating, flatulence, nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, constipation, stomach cramps, indigestion, burping after meals, mucus in the stool, hemorrhoids, itching anus.
On your skin. Acne, cysts, urticaria, night sweats, psoriasis, eczema, Dermatitis, fungal infections of the fingernails and skin, athlete’s foot, the body odor.
In the mouth. Thrush (white film on tongue), lower lip swollen, halitosis, metallic taste in the mouth, bad breath, canker sores, bleeding gums, tongue cracked.
Respiratory system. Persistent cough, mucus in the throat, sore throat, nasal congestion, nasal drip, chronic flu type symptoms, symptoms of hay fever, sinusitis, asthma.
Eyes and ears. Sore eyes, itchy eyes, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, bags under eyes, ringing in ears, ear infections.
These are among the signs or symptoms that you just may possibly expertise if you have a yeast infection:
Urinary and genital system. Recurrent yeast infections, recurrent urinary infections, cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), menstrual irregularities, fungal rashes.
Immune system. Frequent colds and flu, allergies, sensitivity to foods, perfumes and chemicals.
Body weight. Inability to burn fat, water retention, fat burning.
Other symptoms. Headaches, heart palpitations, chronic pain in the body and joints, pain and muscle stiffness.
Check out our Questionnaire of candidiasis to see if you can have growth of Candida Albicans in excess.
The specialist Leon Chaitow says in his book that “candidiasis is possibly the cause less understood that leads to a lack of health care of the people who surround us.” Think of all the people who suffer from symptoms that were described. Think of the number of times you’ve spent for them!
Wrong diagnosis of candidiasis
Your doctor may confuse other medical condition with symptoms of candidiasis. The reason is that the symptoms are often exactly the same and candidiasis can manifest in any combination of these symptoms.
When your doctor makes a wrong diagnosis becomes more difficult the treatment of candidiasis and can develop the disease even more!
Here are some medical conditions (together with the symptoms) that can be confused with candidiasis, leading to misdiagnosis. Remember, your doctor is counting on you for an accurate description of its symptoms, should tell you everything!
- Irritable bowel syndrome-abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion
- Arthritis-Joint pain
- Constant fatigue syndrome-frequent low energy
- Rashes – rashes and itching in children
- Athlete’s foot-nail fungus
- Crohn’s disease – abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion
- Gastroenteritis – abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion
A wrong diagnosis can actually encourage the further develop candidiasis. If your doctor believes you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease or gastroenteritis, he may prescribe cortisone as anti-inflammatory. Cortisone introduces steroids in intestines, which will increase the growth of colonies of Candida and candidiasis even worse.