Do you have unresolved gut issues, fatigue, chronic vaginal yeast, or constant sugar cravings? Candida overgrowth is a condition that can lead to digestive distress and other hard-to-pinpoint symptoms. To heal from this chronic condition and reclaim your health, visit Craig S. Rubenstein DC, DACBN, CCN. As a nutritionist and functional medicine expert, Dr. Rubenstein helps patients in New York City and Medford, Long Island resolve candida problems with nutritional therapies, lab testing, and applied kinesiology techniques. Call today to get started or book your first appointment online.
What is candida?
Candida is a type of fungus that occurs naturally in the mouth, intestines, and on the skin.
It’s possible for candida to overgrow and spread throughout the body, which leads to a condition called candida overgrowth or candidiasis. Candida overgrowth is a common issue that, left untreated, can compromise your immune system and lead to several health problems.
What causes candida overgrowth?
Candida thrives on sugar and can also sustain itself in an environment where the body is not strong enough to fight it off. Some of the most common causes of candida overgrowth are:
- Medication use: such as broad-spectrum antibiotics or birth control pills
- Health conditions: like diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or thyroid disorders
- Lifestyle factors: being overweight or consuming a diet high in sugar
You might also be more likely to develop candida overgrowth if you have a weak immune system, which puts small children, the elderly, or people with autoimmune disorders more at risk for the condition.
What are the symptoms of candida overgrowth?
Candida overgrowth symptoms can be extremely vague; you might have a general sense of fatigue or a feeling of being run down. Depending on the level of candida you have in your body, you might experience symptoms like:
- Chronic exhaustion
- Carbohydrate cravings
- Brain fog
- Decreased libido
- Digestive disturbances
- Vaginal yeast
Candida overgrowth can also cause a white coating on the tongue, called thrush. You might also experience symptoms like joint pain, urinary tract infections, or bad breath.
How is candida overgrowth treated?
Dr. Rubenstein takes a comprehensive approach to treatment, looking for basic dysfunctions in the digestive tract through numerous modalities, including applied kinesiology, lab testing, and clinical nutrition.
If you have candida overgrowth, you might also suffer from food intolerances, and it may be a sign that you have issues with your gallbladder, pancreatic enzyme dysfunction, or stomach acid problems.
Using various treatment methods to improve your intestinal health, boost your immune system, and restore balance to your body, Dr. Rubenstein can help you achieve significant improvements in your overall wellness.
Combining dietary modifications, natural antifungals, and other antimicrobials with therapies that lower inflammation and increase energy, your body will be on a road to healing. If you have symptoms of candida overgrowth, schedule a personalized consultation today by calling or using the online booking system.