An overgrowth of the usually benign yeast Candida albicans in the large intestine causes the complex medical syndrome known as chronic candidiasis or “yeast syndrome.” Overgrowth with candida may cause a wide variety of symptoms not just in the gastrointestinal tract but in virtually every system of the body, including the genitourinary, endocrine, nervous, and immune systems. As is true of all yeasts, Candida albicans normally lives harmoniously in the creases and crevices of the digestive tract. However, when this yeast overgrows, and if immune system mechanisms are depleted or if the normal lining of the intestinal tract is damaged, the body can absorb yeast cells, particles of yeast cells, and various toxins they produce. If this happens, numerous body processes may be disrupted. Yeast syndrome is characterized by malaise, which is a general feeling of being sick all over – kind of like a mild but nagging flu. Fatigue, allergies, immune system malfunction, depression, chemical sensitivities, and digestive disturbances are just some of the symptoms you may experience if you have yeast syndrome. Women are eight times more likely than men to experience yeast syndrome. This is because the yeast balance can be disturbed due to the effects of estrogen, birth control pills, and the more frequent use of antibiotics by women. Here are some tips for dealing with yeast overgrowth.
Raymond Lee is one of the foremost experts in the health and fitness industry and is the Founder of Bodyfixes Group specializing in body health, muscle development and dieting. He is currently the author of the latest edition of "Neck Exercises and Workouts." Visit http://www.bodyfixes.com for more information.
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