What Are The Symptoms of Systemic Yeast Infections?

Symptoms of systemic yeast infections can often be difficult to pinpoint, as they are often caused not only by the usual Candida albicans fungus, but also by a number of other organisms.  The problem that arises with a systemic infection is that the different symptoms may not be instantly recognizable as being the result of a yeast infection.

A systemic infection differs from a regular infection because of the spread of organisms throughout the body.  If a systemic infection exists, the organisms responsible could be living in the mouth, intestines, genitals and in other parts of the body as well.  This invasive infection should be treated under medical supervision as it can require more aggressive treatment than a regular infection.   If the infection is allowed to continue, then you could be at risk of serious health issues.

The following are some conditions that can be symptoms of systemic yeast infections:

  • Rosacea and acne
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Crohns disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Acid reflux
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Psoriasis, eczema and hives

As mentioned previously, in a more usual yeast infection, the Candida albicans organism is what causes the infection to occur.  Symptoms of systemic yeast infections, however, stem from multiple organisms being present in the individual.  Among these are Candida tropicalis, an organism responsible for intestinal troubles and asperigillus, an airborne fungus which often leads to respiratory problems.  This spreading of different organisms throughout the body creates a larger range of symptoms than those seen in a more typical Candida infection and can therefore give conflicting symptoms that make the underlying condition harder to diagnose.

Symptoms of systemic yeast infections should initially be treated by a physician, who can rule out the presence of other conditions, prescribe suitable medication and monitor the condition to ensure that no more long term damage occurs.  By getting the appropriate treatment, the infection can be resolved and the individual will make a steady recovery from the infection symptoms.  Taking steps to treat the infection early on is a must if you believe that you could be suffering from a systemic yeast infection.