Websites are swarming with a lot of information, which is often very far from the truth. Recently, an increased interest in the subject of fumigation of the organism has been observed. Are you sure that each of us should be afraid of Candida, a fungus that naturally inhabits our body?
Candida is a fungus of the type of yeast that lives in our body under natural and physiological conditions. The place of existence is the oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract, vagina, and the surface of the skin. There are over 150 species of Candida, while only 9 of them were considered pathogenic (pathogenic) and dangerous to the human body. Excessive Candida overgrowth, i.e. candidiasis, often concerns superficial and local infections that do not affect the entire systems (e.g. digestive, reproductive), and much less frequently causes deep infections. The following are definitely exposed to the development of generalized candidiasis:
- people who frequently take antibiotics or steroids,
- obese people, diabetics,
- people after transplants, taking immunosuppressants, having diseases with reduced immunity (including AIDS)
- hospitalized patients, especially those needing a catheter and having surgery.
Candida – Neurological and Skin Symptoms
It is worth noting that both skin and neurological symptoms can be observed in people with excessive and uncontrolled Candida development in the body. In the case of candidiasis confirmed by laboratory tests, treatment should be started within the next 24 hours after diagnosis.
Symptoms of disseminated candidiasis are non-specific and include fever, systemic inflammatory syndrome, and multi-organ failure syndrome. Regardless of the symptoms mentioned above, there are also skin lesions in the form of a thick-headed rash, papules on the skin, and in acute stages even microcorrhoea. On the other hand, in chronic invasive candidiasis, cocci with dominant giant cells are characteristic.
Central nervous system candidiasis caused by Candida albicans is the etiological factor of meningitis and brain abscess. It affects infants much more often, especially premature babies, than adults. It can happen in people with normal immunity after surgeries in the nervous system. Symptoms of a brain abscess are headache, fever, malaise, nausea, vomiting, confusion and focal neurological symptoms, e.g. paresis or sensory disturbances, and the symptoms may vary depending on the location of the abscess in the brain.
Candida – Natural Treatment
The foundation of the treatment of candidiasis are antifungal drugs prescribed by a doctor. If the infection is in the vagina or gastrointestinal tract, probiotics may also be prescribed. Scientific literature indicates that simple sugar does not affect the development of candidiasis, as many authors, unscientific publications mistakenly indicate. Excluding simple sugars from the diet will have a beneficial effect on our body, but in the context of Candidaneither accelerate nor slow down the development of the disease in a sick person. In order to avoid the disease, it is worth using antibiotics with caution, which destroy not only pathogenic microorganisms, but also sterilize the digestive tract from bacteria with symbiotic effect. In addition, it is necessary to take care of the hygiene of the skin surface and the resulting wounds, hygiene of the oral cavity and genital tract in women, because the route of Candida infection is usually the penetration of the yeast directly through the wound in the skin or excessive multiplication, e.g. in the vagina.
Scientific literature does not precisely indicate herbs that could effectively eliminate mycosis, and in addition, effective amounts definitely exceed the possibilities of their consumption with a traditional diet. It may be of minor benefit to eat fresh garlic, onions, and turmeric in conjunction with pepper, which are antifungal.
Candidiasis are often local infections that can be easily treated with antifungal medications. For people without risk factors, the infection becomes dangerous, while for people with reduced immunity it can be dangerous to health.