Biofilms: Overlooked Step in Treating Candida

 

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Yeast overgrowth, also referred to as fungal overgrowth or simply Candida, is at epidemic levels today whether a person may know it to be a serious threat to health or not.

This is due to the fact that most symptoms that are caused by the compromising of one or more body tissues by fungus are usually treated by conventional doctors as another condition entirely, therefore never addressing the real cause.

Even holistic doctors can miss the mark by not considering the importance of breaking down biofilms as part of an effective candida treatment plan which can lead to failure of the protocol and much frustration on the part of the patient.

Some common symptoms that can be a sign of yeast overgrowth, whether candida or another type of yeast include:

  • headaches
  • skin rashes such as acne and eczema
  • mucous build up in the throat nose and lungs
  • sinus infections
  • Itching genital infections
  • athlete’s foot
  • nail fungus (usually occurring in the toenails).

If chronic, yeast overgrowth can affect the nervous system leading to many cognitive symptoms such as:

  • brain fog
  • poor concentration
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • mood swings

Opportunistic yeast such as candida are organisms that normally exist harmlessly as a normal part of our internal environment. They do not cause harm until they outgrow the good bacteria that keeps balance and harmony within the body, which also keeps the immune system functioning properly. At this point is when fungal overgrowth can wreak havoc, disrupting the immune system and progressively leading to one or more of the above symptoms.

Want to know how to properly address Candida and the fight in yeast overgrowth? Find out what most don’t know in my guest article I wrote for the Healthy Home Economist here.

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