Other reasons include prolonged periods of poor dietary conditions, short period of intense stress such as break ups, bereavement and relationship strains. Once the yeast morphs into the fungal state, it grows leg like structures known as rhizoids which are capable of penetrating the intestinal mucosa and cause numerous problems. In severe cases, the fungus actually burrows through the entire intestine wall and causes a deadly condition known as “Leaky Gut Syndrome”. In this case, the partly digested proteins and the yeast itself, leak out of the intestine and enter the blood stream where they are treated as toxins.
The symptoms include maddeningly severe joint pains and intestinal distress. The symptoms manifested by Candida attack is so varied that one would actually find it difficult to believe that it is caused by the same organism. Common symptoms include joint pain, recurring headache, intestinal bloating, sinus troubles, fuzzy thinking or brain fog, thrush, hangover symptoms after a snack of cakes or bread, athletes’ foot, mood swings, constantly feeling low and blue and rashes in the skin. However, the best way to figure out if you have a yeast infection is to get a test done.
There are quite a number of tests which have proved to be helpful in detecting yeast infection in intestine. The Indican test will test the ratio of good and bad bacteria in the patients gut and also tests whether the gut is absorbing enough proteins and carbohydrates from the digested food. Another is the Gut Fermentation Test in which the blood alcohol is tested after glucose shot. The third and less commonly used one is the intestinal permeability test. If you are only vaguely suspicious you can do a home Candida test, First thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything, drop a spittle on a clear glass of water. After 10 minutes, observe the water, if the spittle stays on the top then you are safe. If the spittle breaks up or you notice streamer like particles going down into the water then you may have an imbalance.
No matter what amount of over-the-counter medication you take, it is impossible to take down an infection which is so very relentless. The only proven method of uprooting the intestinal yeast infection is by incorporating a holistic solution with a multi-pronged approach.