Good day there, Eric Bakker, naturopath and author of Candida Crusher. Here’s another question I get asked from time to time.
Can a yeast infection cause bloating?
Very much so; bloating is one of the key digestive problems that many are likely to encounter with a yeast infection, bloating, gas and burping.
These are key things I find with people. People with bloating have to loosen the waist band after a meal. Are you the kind of person who wants a dessert after your meal or like ice cream or pudding or something sweet or like a biscuit with a cup of coffee or a cup of tea or a cookie? These are reasons why people get bloating. They have a meal and they put sugar on top of the meal or they have sugary meals between meals. So you’re basically feeding up the yeast and causing what I call fermentative dysbiosis. So you’re causing fermentation in the gut, which creates gas and bloating. And how does it get out? Through the anus there, through flatulence.
Are you a person who passes a lot of wind? It could well be a yeast infection. And you may well have other signs and symptoms as well. Look at some of my other videos to see if you can recognize any of the other signs and symptoms of a yeast infection.
I hope that clears up your question because a yeast infection can certainly cause bloating and you can read a lot more about all these digestive signs and symptoms in Chapter 3 of my book, Candida Crusher.