Candida Question #22 What Are Yeast Infections? Why Should I Know About Them?

A common question; well, Candida Albicans is a commonly occurring yeast-like fungus that occurs in the digestive system and vaginal tract of many people. Up to 90 percent of people are colonized with Candida, but we’re also colonized with several hundred other species of bacteria. There are about 19 common species of Candida known. Candida Albicans accounts for the largest group, but there are many other forms of Candida which can inhabit your digestive track.

It’s only when these conditions become abnormal that Candida can become a real problem and over grows to become an infection of yeast. In those cases, it can create many issues for people. So, Candida Albicans occurs in many women and in many men and in children as well, of course.

And the particular places that the Candida likes to hide out and grow, when you think about it, it likes moist, dark, warm areas and we’ve got plenty of those in the body. The digestive system, the vagina is one, the armpits, it can be the nose, the ears, various places around the body, the groin, around the genital tract in males and females is very common, but saying that Candida can also be on the skin, ringworm.

You can also get it on the scalp, itchiness. In fact, one of my home tests is to determine what level of itch you have in the body and some people with Candida have quite a lot of physical itching going on. So it’s normal to have a yeast condition in the body, but it’s not normal to have an over growth of yeast in the body.

So, I hope that answers your question about yeast infections.