Systemic yeast infection (Generalized Candida Infection)
Normally, Candida yeast can only cause a local infection of the skin or mucous membranes in the mouth or vagina. In rare cases, Candida yeast can enter the blood. This is called a ‘generalized infection’ or ‘systemic candidiasis‘. This form of a Candida yeast infection occurs only in severely ill people with greatly reduced resistance. For example, in people who have undergone organ transplantation, in cancer patients after chemotherapy or in HIV-positive patients.
Candida yeast syndrome and Candida yeast infection in the intestine
Non-regular (alternative) therapists often ask for the diagnosis of ‘Candida yeast syndrome’. Complaints that may occur in this Candida yeast syndrome are very different such as bowel complaints, extreme fatigue, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), headache and depression. Food intolerance and food allergy are also sometimes associated with Candida yeast Syndrome.
In patients with complaints, Candida yeast would occur in larger numbers in the intestine than in healthy people. In this connection, a Candida yeast infection is also mentioned in the intestine. After Candida yeast Syndrome has been shown by an alternative physician, a special anti-Candida yeast diet is often prescribed. Sometimes in combination with alternative medicines and/or dietary supplements.
The regular medicine and the gastrointestinal tract do not recognize the existence of Candida yeast syndrome or a Candida yeast infection in the intestine. There is no scientific evidence that Candida yeast can cause the above-mentioned divergent complaints. It has also never been shown that dietary advice has an effect on these complaints. The diet recommended is also very strict. Keeping this diet lasting (long-term) may cause some important nutrients to be deficient.