The Candida Yeast Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Connection

The reality of Candida yeast in the body and what effects it might have on a person are highly debated. It would seem that there are many who believe it causes a host of problems in some people, and there are others who say it is harmless, and it is not to blame for many of the medical conditions that seem to be fairly new to our world. Some find that they have to turn to Chinese medicine if they want to be taken seriously when they have problems with the yeast. Then there’s the possibility of a Candida yeast Chronic Fatigue Syndrome connection.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is something that is still very much a mystery. This is usually a diagnosis of elimination. The symptoms are often very hard on a person’s life. They might feel tired all of the time, weakness is common, and many may have Fibromyalgia at the same time. That leads to poor sleep and poor immune system function.

CFS is usually diagnosed after every other medical possibility has been ruled out. The reason for the condition is often unclear, and there seems to be no medical answer as far as a cure. Because an overabundance of Candida yeast weakens the immune system, there may be a link between CFS and this yeast, but the answers are not clear cut in each case.

Those with CFS often not only tend to have Fibromyalgia, but they often have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) as well. Candida yeast has been tentatively linked to IBS, so it makes sense that it might have also be a contributory factor of CFS for some people.

Probably the most pronounced symptom of CFS is the fatigue, and it is believed that the overgrowth of Candida yeast can sap anyone’s energy, and if it is spread though the body, it might be a chronic problem. Some people with CFS try to eat more carbs (or sugars) for the instant energy that it provides, but if candida is present these foods can actually make things worse as Candida loves sugars, and these sugars help it to grow and spread.

Some people with CFS have reported good results when taking a vitamin B12 supplement. When B12 is low, it can lead to anemia, which can then lead to an overgrowth of the Candida yeast. Some sufferers report that B12 supplementation has made them feel better and helped with a variety of problems. Though this link is pretty tenuous at best, it may go some way to substantiating the claim that Candida is causing more problems with the general health of many people than officially recognized.

If a patient with CFS has any of the symptoms of Candida (yeast infections, thrush, skin rashes, bloating, or frequent problems with sinus and respiratory infections) they should consider treatment for yeast overgrowth.

Though the Candida yeast Chronic Fatigue connection is not present in all cases you could speak to your doctor about Vitamin B12 supplements to improve CFS symptoms and help lower the amounts of the yeast in the system. If this brings relief, it should be something that is carefully monitored, as candida can come back if the immune system becomes unbalanced.

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