I don’t believe that chronic fatigue syndrome causes a yeast infection as such, but I certainly see there can be a relationship between them both. And I have seen many chronic fatigue syndrome patients with Candida overgrowth. And one of the main reasons this will occur is due to the immune system being compromised.
When you have chronic fatigue syndrome, there are multiple causative factors and many different underlying issues which will challenge your body, but your immune system is often very much compromised. You’ll have poor adrenal health, low cortisol levels, thyroid can be involved, cortisol production may not be sufficient enough to stimulate immunity which can increase your susceptibility and significantly drop your resistance to Candida as well as SIBO or small intestinal bowel overgrowth.
Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome have multiple food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, and many different digestive issues. And as their digestive function becomes increasingly compromised, they become much more susceptible to Candida yeast infection.
So a big part of my treatment with chronic fatigue syndrome is assessing adrenal function and improving this significantly. So I would recommend any patient with chronic fatigue syndrome to do Dr. Wilson’s adrenal fatigue questionnaire. You can read more about Dr. Wilson’s work on adrenalfatigue.org and also to have a look at my yeast infection online survey at yeastinfection.org which will give you some idea if you believe you have a yeast infection, if you’ve got chronic fatigue syndrome.
But there certainly is some correlation between both of these conditions. One of the better ways, in my mind, of improving chronic fatigue syndrome is by working on the digestive health considerably as well as lifestyle factors. It is possible to turn chronic fatigue syndrome around and you can see one of my successes if you go to adrenalnzed; adrenalnzed is the YouTube clip. If you type that into YouTube, you can see one of my first patients that is from New Zealand that I’ve treated on Dr. Wilson’s program, a lady that had chronic fatigue syndrome for many years who is fully recovered now.
If you are looking for solution regarding your chronic fatigue syndrome then I highly recommend following two sources:
1. Dr. James Wilson – AdrenalFatigue.Org
2. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum – EndFatigue.Com