Candida Albicans is a type of fungus that is naturally present in the human body, particularly in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and vagina. In healthy individuals, the growth of Candida Albicans is kept in check by the body’s immune system and the presence of beneficial bacteria. However, when the body’s natural balance is disrupted, Candida Albicans can grow out of control and cause a range of digestive issues.
Symptoms of Candida Albicans digestive issues can vary depending on the severity of the overgrowth and the individual’s overall health. Some common symptoms may include:
- Bloating and gas: Overgrowth of Candida Albicans can lead to an increase in the production of gas in the intestines, causing bloating and discomfort.
- Diarrhea: In some cases, Candida Albicans overgrowth can lead to diarrhea. This may be due to the fungus disrupting the absorption of nutrients in the intestines, leading to loose stools.
- Constipation: In other cases, Candida Albicans overgrowth can cause constipation. This may be due to the fungus interfering with the movement of food through the intestines, leading to difficulty passing stools.
- Abdominal pain: Candida Albicans overgrowth can cause inflammation in the intestines, leading to abdominal pain and discomfort. This pain may be felt as a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing sensation.
- Nausea and vomiting: In severe cases, Candida Albicans overgrowth can cause nausea and vomiting. This may be due to the fungus releasing toxins that irritate the stomach and intestines.
- Loss of appetite: Overgrowth of Candida Albicans can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food, leading to a loss of appetite. This can result in weight loss and malnutrition.
- Fatigue: Candida Albicans overgrowth can cause fatigue, as the fungus can interfere with the body’s ability to produce energy from food.
- Oral thrush: Overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the mouth can cause oral thrush, a condition characterized by white patches on the tongue and cheeks.
- Vaginal yeast infections: In women, Candida Albicans overgrowth can cause vaginal yeast infections, which can cause itching, burning, and discharge.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms but aren’t sure if you have Candida albicans overgrowth, you can take our free Candida Questionnaire here. If you suspect that you may have Candida Albicans overgrowth, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. We recommend d-Lenolate® Olive Leaf Extract to help your body fight the symptoms of Candida albicans overgrowth.