Mistaking Candida For Celiac Disease

Everyone has Candida in them. The human body is its natural habitat, and mostly they are harbored in the small intestine as well as the mucous membranes. It’s not originally harmful. However, problems arise when their number becomes overwhelming. The condition of system-wide Candida symptoms is called Candida dysbiosis.

The symptoms of candida dysbiosis include fatigue, headaches, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, and memory loss, among many others. Moreover, another condition to take into consideration is celiac disease, given that it has a lot of the same indications. Could your candida actually be celiac disease instead?

First, let’s take into consideration the causes. Celiac disease is defined as an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel which is brought about by an abnormal reaction to gluten, which is a protein that can be found in wheat, and other related grains. Candida could surface through taking hormones or antibiotics, or it could be caused by alcohol, stress, or a poor diet. The causes for Candida and celiac disease are totally different, just so you know.

Celiac disease and candida have the following symptoms in common: gas, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, weakness, headaches, general flu-like achiness, joint pains, chronic sinus problems, irritability, abdominal pain, and constipation.

More to these, the following symptoms are actually commonplace in candida but not in celiac disease: dizziness, cold sweats, sore throat, low-grade fever, chronic athlete’s foot, as well as heart pains.

If you think you have celiac disease, it is crucial to get proper diagnosis as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the condition is usually misdiagnosed. A lot of its symptoms suggest not only candida but irritable bowel syndrome and several other ailments, as well. In order to accurately diagnose celiac disease, a blood test will be called for. Other tests, like endoscopy, could also be required.

Always remember that you should not stop eating gluten products on your own before getting tested. Doing so could lessen the symptoms, but at the same time make it harder to detect the disease once you do get tested. Instead, go ahead with your usual diet until your doctor gives a confirmation that you indeed have celiac disease.

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