In this second part of a five-part series on key indicators of Candida infections, the focus is on multiple positive symptoms matches. This topic refers to people who present with various kinds of symptoms in the clinic. Their symptoms are not confined to the gastrointestinal tract but stem from multiple systems of the body.
Many times, people with Candida will complain of brain fog or brain fatigue. Brain fog is often described as a “cotton wool” sensation in the head. Clients with brain fog won’t feel entirely with it. They’ll feel lethargic, they’ll feel tired, they’ll feel mentally dull. All these complaints indicate cognitive dysfunction.
Other clients with Candida will present with anxiety or depression. Sometimes the change in mood reflects the reality of feeling unwell for such a long time. However, given the connection between the “second brain” (your gut) and the primary brain, emotional symptoms can also stem from the chemical changes triggered by Candida.
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Physical symptoms involving parts of the body other than the gastrointestinal tract is also seen with Candida infections. There could be itching, sting, pain in the body caused by immune dysfunction. The itching commonly affects the groin, the scalp, around the ears, and between the fingers and toes. Dry, flakey skin and fingernails problems can also occur with Candida infections.
Some clients with Candida report painful joints and muscles, while others have urogenital symptoms ranging from urinary tract infections to prostate pain to lower back pain (where the kidneys reside).
My book, Candida Crusher, includes even more information on the variety of signs and symptoms seen in Candida infections.
Once we have established that a client is presenting with symptoms that involve multiple systems in the body, we know that we’ve found a key indicator of Candida infection. This information is considered along with the medication and hospitalization history (discussed in part one of the series). Stay tuned for parts three to five, which look at food cravings, digestive symptoms, and critical emotional, mental, and physical indicators of Candida.