Candida – Yeast Infection
Yeast infection, also known as Candidiasis, or vaginal yeast infection, is a medical condition peculiar to women as a result of an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Under normal circumstances, this fungus is present in the body system and is put in check by Lactobacillus bacteria, which act as part of the body’s immune system.
Candida is found in parts of the body that have mucous membranes, such as the throat, rectum, and vaginal tract. Common symptoms include burning and itching in the vagina and around the vulva. A whitish discharge accompanies it and can affect people with low immunity in the body. The overgrowth of candida can make diagnosis difficult due to its chronic symptoms with a yeast infection. The test available to determine this is limited: an allergic antibody test.
Use of birth control pills (BCP), excessive use of antibiotics, consumption of refined and processed foods, use of steroids, and consumption of foods that may cause overgrowths, such as bread and baked goods, can all contribute to the development of Candida overgrowth. Honey and excessive consumption of fruits can also be triggers. Hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy and perimenopause can trigger candidiasis in a certain respect. When the overgrowth of candida is not well treated on time, it can lead to systemic conditions.
Conventional treatment aims to stop the overgrowth, but this always comes with side effects, and growth continues once the use of drugs stops. This treatment does not deal with the root of the overgrowth, and this is what homeopathic treatment tends to offer.
Symptoms of Candida overgrowth
The following are common symptoms of candida overgrowth:
- Sensitivity to the environment: hypersensitivity to smells and chemicals. It can also include food allergies or intolerances.
- Digestive-related problems: stomach bloating after eating; cravings for carbohydrates, sugar, and food containing yeast and alcohol.
- Fungal infections: This is noticeable on the foot and nails
- Menstrual problems include pre-menstrual tension, an inconsistent menstrual cycle, and excessive bleeding.
- Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) symptoms: postnasal drip, itching ear and nose, sinusitis
- Pains in the joints and arthritis: painful joints and muscle aching
- Mental symptoms: depression, fatigue, mood swings, lethargy, and foggy brain
Homeopathic Treatment for Yeast Infection
Homeopathy is a natural medical approach to treating the body system, restoring the body’s health, and preventing any future relapse. The sign of relief using homeopathic treatment is noticeable as early as the first week. Still, it requires that treatment continue for the next 3–5 months to prevent a possible relapse.
The homeopath also takes the time to investigate by asking questions about how the patient feels. Questions such as body temperature, reaction to weather change, perspiration patterns, sleep and digestion, and other related questions are used to determine the patient’s reactions. After this is done, the homeopathic remedy will not only offer treatment to candida but also to other chronic health challenges such as constipation, depression, migraines, and so on.
Here are a few homeopathic drugs that can be administered for specific candida infection symptoms and reactions.
Kreosotum 30C: This is administered to the person suffering from intense itching and burning sensations in the vulva, labia, and thighs. Heavy yellowish discharge that causes soreness of the vulva is present with the symptom.
Calcarea carbonica, 30C: It is suitable for symptoms such as profuse discharge associated with itching and burning sensations. An early morning hunger and acidity of the stomach are also noticeable in the person.
Sepia 30C: This is suitable for women with incessant candidiasis and urogenital infections. It is associated with women on birth control drugs.
Natrum muriaticum 30C suits women prone to skin and respiratory-related allergies, herpes, and acne.
THE CANDIDA Yeast Infection DIET
For patients with a Candida yeast infection, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners advise the following diet. They are encouraged to follow the candida diet for a period of six months.
– Stop sugar; stick to more proteins and vegetables. Candida feeds off sugar, and the best way to starve it is to avoid taking carbohydrates converted into sugar for body use.
– Stop fermented foods: foods such as vinegar, condiments, mushrooms, and even cantaloupe aid in yeast growth.
Avoid trigger foods: foods such as aged and moldy cheeses and foods that contain yeast or mold, especially bread, honey, syrups, and glutinous foods such as oats, wheat, barley, and rye, should be avoided.
– Taking probiotics: taking acidophilus will restore the needed balance of bacteria composition in the body.
Homeopathic treatment for Candida Yeast Infection by Dr. Tsan
At the Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, Medical Director Victor Tsan, MD, cures chronic yeast infections using homeopathic remedies created by Italian, French, and Swiss homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturers.
In most clinical cases, Doctor Tsan can cure the problem and reinstate a healthy body condition using a holistic approach to yeast infection treatment.