Though we mostly associate yeast overgrowth with oral, vaginal or skin problems, a systemic yeast infection is also a common (though often misdiagnosed) health condition, especially among women. And, despite the stereotypes, a systemic yeast infection doesn't need a severe malfunction of the immunological system such as AIDS or severe chronic illnesses. A simple minor abuse of antibiotics or a high stress level may be enough for a systemic breakthrough of candida albicans overgrowth.
The most common symptoms of a systemic yeast infection include: fatigue, migraine headaches, dizziness, hypoglycemia, muscle pains and chemical sensitiveness, diarrhea, constipation, rectal itching, flatulence, food sensitiveness, menstrual problems, bladder inflammations, cystis, PMS. A systemic yeast infection is often accompanied by more typical forms of yeast infections: oral thrush and vaginal candidiasis.
A systemic yeast infection is not a difficult things to get. Despite its name, however, systemic candidiasis is not a health condition that you can easily get infected with – it is rather a sign of the weakened immunological system. Candida albicans, the immediate reason of a systemic yeast infection, is a natural part of our digestive system. However, when the body is weakened by antibiotics, prolonged stress or other health conditions, the yeast growth rate quickly gets out of control. Soon after the yeast invades the whole digestive system and oftentimes gets also into the bloodstream, causing a systemic yeast infection.
There are several possible methods of treating a systemic yeast infection. First of all, it is an imperative to improve the state of your immunological system by eliminating the reasons for its malfunction. Then a change of diet is in order, as you have to eliminate yeasts and yeast growth-inducing foods (mostly sugars) to make it easier for your white blood cells to cope with the yeast. In the most severe cases taking medications is in order, though it must be done under a doctor's care.