Some symptoms of a yeast infection can be explained away and ignored, in which case they may start to produce even more signs that then can no longer be ignored. Unfortunately, when you finally decide that something is not right and a doctor’s visit is needed, he may misdiagnose your symptoms as some other ailment.
One reason for this is your medical doctor was probably taught the western or conventional philosophy of treating patients. He was trained to above all make the patient comfortable, not a bad thing to learn, however, he may be missing the real reason for your ailments.
One of the main reasons why Candida is often misdiagnosed is that it will manifest as many other ailments and symptoms. Simply, there are two different types of vaginal yeast infections, localized and systemic.
The first type of genital yeast infections are categorized as ‘localized’. Candida reveals itself with some common symptoms, these symptoms are usually listed in great detail in television media advertisements or ads. They push their product, usually a cream, suppository, douche or pills, as the only way to rid yourself of the pesky yeast infections – cue the happy music and smiling faces.
But they can’t guarantee a cure by using their product, rather they talk about how it will relieve your Candida symptoms, just like conventional medicine. Don’t look for the real cause just make the patient comfortable.
The second type or level of genital yeast infection is ‘systemic’, this means that the infection has gone untreated too long and has begun to infiltrate the entire body, beyond just the genital areas. The symptoms of the first stage of infection are the usual itching, burning, inflammation and pain in and around the vagina and the perineum area. It may also have started to manifest as pelvic pain, unusual discharge and pain when urinating.
The symptoms of the more aggressive and prolonged infection of the second stage is systemic symptoms, these are aggressively attacking your whole body and are not localized to the genital area. These second level symptoms can include, general lethargy and fatigue, painful skin lesions and cracks of the genitals from extreme dryness, and many more.
A yeast infection typically is thought to be only a woman’s ailment, involving the vagina, vulva and other genitalia areas. However, real case studies have found that men and infants can also contract yeast infections.
Since we all have a small amount of Candida or yeast bacteria within our bodies, for our good health, it stands to reason that all humans may have a chance of contracting some form of Candida.
Typically men will show signs in and around the penile area, exhibiting such signs as painful itching, red swollen genital areas and some may even have a small amount of white discharge. This is a sign that a man’s immune system has been weakened by poor diet, too much sugar, junk food, stress or alcohol, basically anything that has caused the bad bacteria to grow out of control. He may also be spreading it back and forth with a sexual partner, at this stage the bacteria is definitely contagious.
When an infant develops a yeast infection, it usually appears as a bad diaper rash that will not go away with common diaper rash medications. It will still affect the genital area and be very painful for the infant. This too can be caused by mostly the same reasons as adults. The baby may have had a stressful birth, be on a round of antibiotics or have had an improper diet containing sugars or foods that converted to sugar within the body.
The commonality all these cases share is that the immune system has been compromised, the good bacteria has been depleted and now begins the bad bacteria to overgrow within the body. When overgrown and out of control this bad yeast or Candidiasis is secreting harmful toxins into the body.
As these toxins continue to bombard the immune system, a host of other dangerous diseases may start to attack the body that now has little to no defenses. By not truly understanding what is happening, the symptoms may be dismissed as many other things. And a trip to your doctor will begin the medication barrage dedicated to relieving the symptoms, yet doing nothing to cure the real problem of Candida.