Candida And Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal condition that affects some women. It essentially means that the woman has too many male hormones in her body and this can cause a variety of very undesirable symptoms. Recently it has been speculated that there is a link between candida and Polycystic ovarian syndrome which this article will explore.

About Polycystic ovarian syndrome
The cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome is believed to be insulin resistance, sometimes also known as pre-diabetic state. When a person consumes sugar the body releases insulin to process it and store it. I a woman with PCOS the body does not respond properly to the insulin and so insulin levels circulating the body increase. In high amounts it triggers the body to produce more male hormones. Symptoms are:

  • infertility
  • excess facial hair
  • obesity
  • cysts on the ovaries
  • irregular periods

The link between candida and polycystic ovarian syndrome
When a woman has a high amount of glucose circulating inside her she is more prone to candida overgrowth as this is its main food source. As the candida overgrows it releases toxins and creates its own symptoms for example vaginal yeast infection that is itchy, red and inflamed, or intestinal overgrowth that leads to cramps, diarrhea, abdominal pains and so on. Any symptoms of PCOS are worsened by the candida. Understanding the relationship between candida and polycystic ovarian syndrome is important because a woman can limit the PCOS by protecting against candida. There are nutritional supplements, probiotics, herbal and natural anti-fungal remedies to choose from.

Options for treating candida overgrowth
Candida and Polycystic ovarian syndrome together can make a woman’s life very difficult. There are options for managing the yeast that do not involve a prescriptions drug from your doctor. Here are just a few of the choices you could make;

  1. A yeast control product such as Candex or NSI Candida Yeast Management
  2. Herbs such as garlic, pau d’arco, caprylic acid, grapefruit seed extract
  3. Probiotics to top up the friendly bacteria in your intestines, good to take with antibiotics if you have to take them. It is best to get probiotics in a supplement rather than from yogurt as most yogurts contain sugar or a sweetener which is not good for candida and Polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  4. Syclovir is made from plankton and will kill candida by damaging the cell walls as well as absorbs the toxins the candida releases.
  5. Diet – eat a no sugar, low carbohydrate healthy diet. Cut out refined and processed and junk foods. Drink lots of water for hydration and to flush out toxins. It lots of vegetables particularly leafy greens, lean proteins, raw foods.

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