Candidiasis (Yeast Problems)
Candida issues are one of the most common problems we see in our office. The range of symptoms from Candida range from obvious vaginal or oral infections to systemic problems that that have a very wide variety of symptoms associated with them.
Chronic systemic candida has been associated with chronic fatigue, muscular pain, memory loss, insomnia, headache, autism, and depression.
Blood tests for various antibodies and organic acid testing can determine if you have chronic systemic infection. Treatment involves dietary change and supplementation. Yeast feeds on sugar so fluctuating blood sugar levels are commonly associated with candida.
Antibiotics, steroids and birth control pills are often associated with yeast overgrowth. Women sometimes think that if they don’t have an active overt vaginal yeast infection that they don’t have a problem with yeast. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
In our office, we often see women who have chronic yeast that has not been properly identified and treated and their symptoms range from fatigue to mental fogginess to decreased libido.
In our society where antibiotic abuse is common, yeast has become a major source of illness. Treating yeast issues often clears up symptoms that a patient never associated with yeast.