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Natural Candida Treatment

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Updated June 05, 2014

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6) Environmental/Lifestyle

Consider talking with your physician about substitute methods of birth control if you are using oral contraceptives.

Practitioners usually suggest avoiding alcohol and smoking. Both can impair the immune function.

Contributing Factors

  • Use of oral contraceptives, steroids, antacids, anti-ulcer medications, or frequent or long-term use of antibiotics.
  • High-sugar diets
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Tired or lethargic
  • Poor memory
  • Feel drained, depleted or exhausted
  • Numbness, burning, tingling
  • Stomach pain
  • Joint pain or swelling
  • Muscle aching or weakness
  • Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, or belching
  • Bothersome or persistent vaginal itching, burning, or discharge
  • Prostatitis
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Endometriosis or infertility
  • Menstrual irregularity or cramping
  • Anxiety attacks or crying
  • Cold hands and feet, feel chilly
  • Irritable or shaking when hungry

Sources

Crook, WG. The Yeast Connection: A Medical Breakthrough. Jackson, Tenn., Professional Books, 1983, 1984, 1986.

Martin, Jeanne Marie and Rona, Zoltan P. The Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook. Rocklin, California:Prima Books, 1996.

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