Candida is the most common cause of fungal infections in the human body. At normal levels, the fungus is not problematic. However, when Candida begins to grow uncontrollably, it can cause an infection known as candidiasis. Typically, the healthy bacteria in your body keep Candida levels under control. However, if healthy bacteria levels are disrupted or the immune system is compromised, Candida can begin to overproduce.
Below are a few factors that can lead to Candida overgrowth:
- Taking antibiotics
- Eating a diet high in sugar and refined carbs
- High alcohol intake
- A weakened immune system
- Taking oral contraceptives
- High stress levels
When Candida begins to overproduce, it can lead to various health problems including several diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, Urinary Tract infections, Sinus Infections and even Joint Pain.