Systemic yeast infection is a condition of yeast infection when yeast starts attacking the bloodstream. Unlike vaginal yeast infection it can attack any part of the body. While vaginal yeast infection is the most common type, systemic yeast infection is somewhat of rare type. It does not occur under normal circumstances, though factors influencing the growth of normal yeast infection play a major role in systemic yeast infection as well.
Systemic yeast infection is also known as opportunistic infection because of its erratic nature. It usually occurs when the immune system fails to stop the overgrowth of Candida. There could be many reasons behind failed immune system. If the intestinal environment is imbalanced because of high acid or sugar content, it may lead to systemic yeast infection.
Earlier it was believed that yeast infection could occur only locally therefore topical creams were enough to treat it. Further research and case studies revealed that it can spread to the bloodstream as well. If local yeast infection is left untreated for long it may cause systemic yeast infection. Symptoms of this infection are noticeable in general fatigue, dizziness, constant pain in certain parts of the body. It is therefore advisable not to ignore the infection for long.
Unlike common yeast infection treatment, this infection requires a complete holistic approach for curing it. While dietary changes like reducing sweet food and eatables made of refined flour are helpful in curing systemic yeast infection, there must be strong medication to fix the intestinal balance. Instead of trying to self treat this condition one should visit a qualified physician for treatment.
Over the counter drugs are not effective in treating this infection. Nor should one try them. But yes, increased intake of probiotics food is helpful. Leafy vegetables must be a part of your regular diet if you taking medication for systemic yeast infection.