Superficial Candidiasis Syndrome
The yeast Candida albicans lives in everyone. When stimulated by various factors, particularly antibiotics and birth control pills, it may establish a chronic infection that’s known as “chronic candidiasis.”
The most common manifestations, in addition to anxiety and inappropriate depression, may include: bloating, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, vaginitis, (aggravated by antibiotics and birth control pills), urethritis, cystitis and other skin problems (acne, hives, diaper rash, oral thrush, athlete’s foot, jock itch, nail infections), chronic fatigue, chemical intolerance to food and inhaled chemicals, headaches (migraine and sinus), nasal, sinus, and bronchial allergies, menstrual disorders, decreased libido and impotence, premenstrual tension, and impairment of short term memory and concentration.
The good news is this condition is almost always correctable. It may affect either sex at any age including infancy. In adults it is almost always diagnosed as psychosomatic illness. The patient is told it is “nerves” and treatment is placed in the hands of a psychiatrist. This generally occurs after the most careful evaluation has failed to reveal evidence of a disease to account for the multiple complaints and because depression, anxiety, and emotional lability are so prominent in the clinical picture. Chronic candidiasis could be the missing diagnosis.
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