The condition commonly known as yeast overgrowth comes from Candida albicans. C albicans are a part of normal intestinal microflora, but under certain circumstances, the usual yeast-like form of C. albicans switches into an invasive, multicellular filamentous one and can become pathogenic for humans.
Yeast overgrowth can cause a broad gamut of symptoms including bloating, abdominal pain, fatigue and diarrhea, hives, a craving for sweets, acne, migrane headaches and eczema. Candida overgrowth is frequently seen in individuals with gluten intolerance and celiac disease, those who frequently use antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid hormones and birth control pills.
The overgrowth can manifest in several ways including thrush, chronic yeast infections or skin rashes. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth that is typically characterized by a white coating on the tongue. Yeast infections are often found in women as vaginal yeast infections. Skin rashes manifest as red, inflamed areas typically in warm areas such as underarms.
Candida can be difficult to get rid of because it forms a gel-like structure (biofilm) around itself, which prevents antibiotics and antifungal products from penetrating. Because of this barrier, candida can exist for months or even years.
5 Steps to Stop Yeast Overgrowth
Stop feeding the yeast: follow a low-carb diet, Betaine HCL
Digest food completely: Digestive Enzymes
Normalize gut microflora: Prebiotics and Probiotics
Reduce yeast in the gut: Candidacillin, Black Walnut Hulls
Stop biofilm formation: Candidacillin, Serrazimes, Bromelain
Prevent yeast formation: Candidacillin
Following these steps will get you on your way to eliminating yeast and get you feeling better. It is best to consult your physician before starting any protocol.