This article is about an experience from a friend of mine, multiple yeast infections or candida. She had candidiasis profusely this past summer when she was diagnosed with multiple yeast infections (mouth, vaginal, seborrheic dermatitis, and esophageal candidiasis). She stayed away from yeast diet and was on Diflucan for several months.
After a Cat Scan of the chest, she was diagnosed with Hemochromatosis. Hemochromatosis is the number one genetic disorder in the US, however most people have never even heard of it. Hemochromatosis is when from the moment you were born, you store iron in your organs. It just never leaves the body until one day your organs start to shut down.
Have you ever heard of anyone with cirrhosis of the liver, but, they never drank? Most likely, they had Hemochromatosis.
Unknown to her, her candidiasis was caused by iron overload. This disorder is treatable if caught early enough, and it is relatively easy to detect. Some common problems associated with Hemochromatosis is cirrhosis of the liver, and/or liver problems, heart problems, right upper quadrant pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, psoriasis/and dermatitis, weight gain or weight loss, depression, brain-fog, joint pain (especially the fingers in the mornings), head aches, extreme fatigue, fibromyalgia and CFS.
It is known that candida is common in those with excess iron and difficult to treat while excess iron is present. It is also known that many infections thrive in the presence of the excess iron.
She believes that the majority of her candida is now gone as the problems are not as extreme as before. She just has to make herself gain weight, so she eats starches, chocolate, etc to gain some weight back.