HOW DO YEAST INFECTIONS CONTRIBUTE TO WEIGHT GAIN
The main reason why the overgrowth of yeast can increase in body weight is by causing you to eat excessive amounts of certain unhealthy food item. When yeast is out of control, it has a hunger all its own. To survive we need simple carbohydrates such as those found in flour, sugar, pasta, cake and ice cream. It is very strange but true that these high-calorie food actually causes you to have cravings for these high-calorie, nutritionally poor food. As the time pass, a vicious cycle develops. The yeast makes you eat more carbs, the carbs fuel up the multiplication and spread of the yeast, and hence the growing colonies of yeast demand even more high-carb treats, which leads to the further accumulation of body fat.
As our body is taken over by the yeast, it can also add pounds in indirect ways. If you have gone through the potential symptoms which we have discussed earlier, you must be aware that this health problem can cause anxiety, depression, fatigue and hypothyroidism. All of these disorders can lead to unwanted pounds, either by causing overeating or by slowing your metabolism. Yeast also leads to gas, constipation and bloating which can make you look and feel heavier what you actually are.
HOW WILL YOU COME TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A CHRONIC YEAST INFECTION?
Short-term yeast infection should not cause chronic health problems which include excessive weight gain, but if you think that your health is being compromised by a long-term yeast infection, your doctor can perform tests to check for yeast overgrowth. Your doctor can ask you for a stool (feces) sample, which can be easily studied under a microscope to reveal the presence of candida in the digestive system. If your result comes to be positive and if you have an evidence of thrush, an oral yeast infection, your doctor may also choose to swab the inside of your mouth and culture the sample for candida. There is another way to determine if there is an overgrowth of candida is the blood analysis which is known as the Candida Immune Complex Assay. This test can easily confirm the presence of antibodies that are produced by the body’s immune system to combat with yeast.
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOURSELF TO REDUCE WEIGHT?
If your test is positive and it revealed that you have chronic yeast infection, you can regain your health and help to lose unwanted weight by taking certain steps to eliminate yeast from your body. If you will go with conventional medical treatment it would include an antifungal agent such as nystatin (Mycostatin) or fluconazole (Diflucan). During drug therapy, it can be quite helpful to modify your diet in order to eliminate sugar and high-sugar foods, processed foods and any other food which may contain fungi or mold. But to be very particular you should avoid the following things: –
- Breads, pastries and all yeast-raised bakery goods
- Condiments, sauces and vinegars
- Dried and candied fruits
- Edible fungi (mushrooms, morels and truffles)
- Malt products
- Processed and smoked meats
Recovery from yeast-infection can be speeden up by taking probiotics (health-promoting bacteria) as well as other nutritional supplements listed.
If your weight is continuously increasing day by day and your long-term yeast infection is keeping you from shedding pounds, there is very much you can do to improve your health. By the help of proper medication, smart dietary restrictions and appropriate nutritional supplementation can eliminate yeast from your system and help you to reach appropriate weight.
On the other hand, an overgrowth of yeast may be just one of several factors that are keeping you from looking and feeling your best. If you take steps to treat this disorder and are still unable to lose weight, be sure to explore the other points, each of which examines a specific lifestyle issue, health problem or biochemical factor that may be affecting your efforts to reduce. Once you have identified the contributing factor, ‘Putting it all together’ which will help you to create an integrated weight-loss program that is suited to your needs.