Treatment for Candida Overgrowth
There are an abundant number of different yeasts that can grow in the body, but the most prevalent type is Candida. This type of yeast thrives in the skin, mucous membranes and intestines. It is normal to have candida, as well as many other types of yeasts and fungal growths in the body. It only becomes a health issue when candida overgrowth occurs, which can impact many different systems in the body. Our holistic medical team at Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta offers treatment for candida overgrowth to relieve symptoms and improve overall wellness.
What Causes Candida Overgrowth?
Certain factors can cause an overabundance of candida yeast in the body, especially the intestines. The flora, or bacteria, in the intestines are important in regulating candida. When the flora becomes imbalanced, candida growth can become rampant. Diets high in sugar, alcohol or simple carbohydrates can contribute to this condition. Medications like antibiotics, acid reflux drugs or contraceptives can impact candida levels. Even stress can impact candida overgrowth.
What are the Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth?
Candida overgrowth is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, as it can impact many different systems in the body. The symptoms can vary from person to person and are often contributed to other possible causes. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- Intestinal distress, including acid reflux, stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and flatulence
- Cognitive dysfunction, including memory issues, diminished mental focus and brain fog
- Depression and anxiety
- Skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, nail fungus, eczema and athlete’s foot
- Sinus and respiratory allergy symptoms
- Recurring vaginal yeast infections or UTIs
- Chronic body or joint pain
- Cravings for sweets and alcohol
Symptoms alone are a poor diagnosis of candida overgrowth, as there are many other disorders that can cause similar symptoms. Testing is needed to properly diagnose and begin the treatment of candida overgrowth, which we can provide at Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta.
For advanced, holistic treatment for candida overgrowth, turn to Dr. Bongiovanni or Dr. Patel at WMSOA. At our Naturopathic medical practice, we believe that one-size-fits-all medicine is no longer acceptable, desirable or successful. Instead, we combine excellent patient care, innovative laboratory assessments and cutting-edge natural medicines to provide a unique service that is tailored to each patient and their individual biochemistry.
If you are concerned that you may have candida overgrowth and are experiencing symptoms, come see us at Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta. We offer an accurate diagnosis and treatment for candida overgrowth at our clinic in Alpharetta.