Sunday, December 29, 2013

Systemic Candida Fungal Infection

systematic Overgrowth of Candida Fungus Mycelium
Stages of development of systemic Candidiasis

Symptoms of systemic fungal infection do not appear constantly, but periodically as a result of exacerbation of the disease, for example, during and after antibiotic treatment, as a result of a diet rich in processed carbohydrates and at every weakening of the immune system. After the basic symptoms decrease or even disappear, the body begins to make up for the loss and eliminates some of the fungi.

Parts of them remain as a trace of systemic infection, which at the time the body was not able to fight and eradicate. In this way, any aggravation of the fungal effect on the body will gradually lead to the systematic overgrowth of Candida Fungus mycelium in the organism. In the process of development of Systemic Candidiasis (Candida Fungi infection) five characteristic stages can be distinguished:

Stage I
Just a momentary weakening of the immune system as well as the weakening of the tissue lining cells in the colon creates a sufficient opportunity for Candida Yeast to germinate and grow into the mycelium and initiate the disease process, known as fungal colon. It is a kind of prelude to systemic fungal infection, since the lesions made by fungi in the mucosa are the gates of infection, by which microbes from the large intestine including of course the Candida Yeast invade the bloodstream. As long as the immune system is not too laden fighting infection elsewhere, the body, through the extension of small blood vessels (changing color of the lining from mat to bright red) accumulates near the gates of infection, a large number of white blood cells that destroy micro-organisms in the place of infection, not allowing them to infect the whole body. This very important step to overcome the barriers separating the environment of the digestive tract from the rest of the body and changing from symbiotic Candida Yeast into the aggressive Candida Fungus-parasite, usually runs parallel with Candida Colon, and therefore the symptoms of this Colon Candidiasis , should be regarded as the launch of systemic Candida Fungal infection.

Stage II
At this stage, using a temporary weakening of the organism, Candida Yeast penertate through the gates of infection (usually in the intestines), without encountering resistance from the immune system, and are being carried in the the blood stream throughout the body, where they look for a place to germinate and turn into Candida Fungi. Although not all the patients’ symptoms are the same in the initial period of development of systemic Candida Fungal Infection, the most common include:

oral thrush,
urinary tract infection,
fungal vaginitis,
increased premenstrual syndrome (PMS),
skin rashes and acne,
allergies to food, dust, mold, and common chemicals used in household and to the chemicals contained in aerosols, as well as the smell of cheap perfume,
dry cough,
frequent bronchitis,
chronic runny nose, sinusitis,
fungal pneumonia (usually wrongly diagnosed as bacterial, and antibiotics used accelerate the development of Systemic Fungal Infection).

At this stage the other, seemingly not linked to one another symptoms may also occur:
muscle and tendon pain,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
rheumatic pains.

Unfortunately, all the problems and illnesses occurring in the second stage of fungal expansion are treated by the academic medicine as separate diseases not linked to each other diseases.

Stage III
This is a stage, in which, using a further weakening of the immune system, Candida Yeast germinates in different places of the body, growing mycelium which emits toxic by-products of its metabolism, that poison the brain. Emotional and mental symptoms are characteristic for this stage
impaired concentration and inability to focus,
loss of acquired abilities, such as playing instruments
not following the flow of conversation,
loss of words,
poor comprehension, using words in the wrong context,
absent-mindedness and forgetfulness,
unreasonable anger,
excessive aggression ,
difficulty in remembering and memory loss, thoughts of death,
deep depression and suicidal thoughts,
anxiety and nervousness,
snoring and breathing disorders, sleep apnea.

Because of these symptoms and their progression, patients are subjected to psychiatric treatment. By default they are diagnosed with manic depression, psychosis and schizophrenia. Often, patients are hospitalized for this reason. Standard medication such as sedatives and antidepressants are used.

Stage IV
At this stage of disease progression, the work of the internal organs and the functions of the endocrine glands are often interrupted. Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bloating, gas, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation are often predominant. Chronic fatigue syndrome may be so intense that often the patient is unable of any physical or mental performance, and in extreme cases he is not able to keep his head at the appropriate level. Skin rashes of different form and different intensity may also appear. The number of Candida Yeast cells in the blood may be so large that they can block blood vessels capillaries. This will result in toxemia of the system, with its symptoms such as low body temperature, cold sweats, arrhythmia and acceleration of the heart rate (tachycardia), shortness of breath, acceleration of the breathing (hyperventilation), and panic attacks. In this stage, the capacity of the immune system usually drastically declines. The organism is almost completely defenseless, vulnerable to viral and bacterial infections.