The digestive tract is home to trillions of different bacteria, which all work together to make up the normal microflora. Any type of imbalance can make you feel sick, sluggish, and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, many people suffer from a condition known as intestinal candidiasis or yeast syndrome. Individuals who struggle with this condition can reach out to Modern Medicine for candidiasis treatment.
Factors That Increase the Risk of Candida Overgrowth
Several factors increase a person’s chances of experiencing an overgrowth of candida. These include:
- Weakened immune system
- A diet that is high in simple sugars
- Chronic stress
- Oral contraceptives
Additionally, individuals who repeatedly use antibiotics are more likely to experience an overgrowth of candida in their digestive tract.
Common Symptoms of Candidiasis
There are several symptoms that individuals struggling with intestinal candidiasis may experience. These include:
- Decreased libido
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Gastrointestinal issues such as cramps, gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
- Feeling fatigued
- Craving sweets
- Depressed or irritable
- Problems concentrating
Anyone who experiences these symptoms and believes that candida overgrowth may be the cause should seek help. There is treatment available that can help alleviate these and other symptoms.
How Do You Diagnosis Candidiasis?
The diagnosis of candidiasis within the intestinal tract is usually made by testing a stool sample. The stool will be examined under a microscope to determine if there is growth. Candidiasis may also present itself as a vaginal infection or an infection of the skin. In these cases, a physical examination will be performed, and a swab test may be conducted.
How Is Candidiasis Treated
After a diagnosis is made, there are several treatment options available. In many cases, pills, liquids, or lozenges may be used. In some cases, patients may be prescribed an ointment or a cream to help alleviate the symptoms. No matter what treatment regimen you are prescribed, it is important to finish the entire treatment, even if your symptoms subside quickly.
See How Modern Medicine Can Help
If you are interested in seeing if candidiasis treatment can help you, contact Modern Medicine by calling their Dallas location at (469) 620-2054 or their Forney location at (972) 552-2920 to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online form to contact the office.