Managing Digestive Disorders
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Managing Digestive Disorders

My name is Lilith Maclin and if you suffer from a digestive disorder, you can find a wealth of information about this type of medical condition in my blog. Three years ago, my husband was having severe stomach cramps and his doctor told him that he had a digestive disorder called ulcerative colitis. After my husband was diagnosed, I did thorough research to learn how to control and manage this disorder. We kept track of everything that my husband ate and when a certain food caused a flare-up of his condition, he eliminated that food from his diet. By learning all we could about this digestive disorder, my husband has been able to live pain free. If you want more information about this disorder and how to manage it, you can find it here by reading my blog.

Managing Digestive Disorders

Chronic Fatigue: Why Do You Feel Exhausted All The Time?

Louella Davidson

If you feel exhausted all the time and don't know why, you may question the state of your health. Stress, low immunity, and even a lack of sleep are common reasons for chronic fatigue. But sometimes, having too much candida, or yeast, in your body can cause exhaustion. Candida is often a misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition. Here's more information about candida, how it affects you and what you can do to treat it.

What's Candida?

If you're a female, chances are you've experienced a yeast infection at some point in your life. Men can also experience a yeast infection of the genitals or mouth. The infections are generally caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. With treatment, most yeast infections go away. However, some individuals experience an overgrowth of Candida albicans throughout their lifetime.

Chronic fungal infections can cause a number of issues, including exhaustion. You may feel tired, even after retiring to bed early and sleeping through the night. You might also experience gas and other digestive problems because of your yeast problem. Yeast can destroy and overwhelm the good bacteria inside your digestive system. It also feeds off the things you eat, including sugar. If you tend to sweeten everything you eat or drink, you might make your problem worse.

You can overcome your exhaustion and fungal infections with the right tips.

What Can You Do to Overcome Your Exhaustion?

One of the things you can do is have your blood tested for Candida albicans. Specialists place small quantities of your blood in a tiny, laboratory plate filled with culture to see if yeast grows. Culture describes a liquid or substance that incubates or feeds bacteria or fungi. If yeast grows inside the culture plate after a few days, you may have a fungal problem. 

A doctor may place you on antifungal medications to treat your yeast infection. You may also take probiotics to help encourage healthy bacteria to grow in your digestive system. Probiotics describe beneficial bacteria. You can find healthy bacteria in yogurt and other types of dairy foods. But you want to eat dairy products that don't contain artificial sugars, or you may make your Candida problem worse.

Also, stay hydrated as much as possible. Good hydration may strengthen your immune system to help fight the yeast in your body. If you don't feel comfortable drinking water, try unsweetened tea instead.

If you would like to learn more about Candida albicans or how to receive treatment for it, contact a specialist who can perform a candida test today.