Left unchecked, candida overgrowth can sweep through your entire body like an avalanche. Before long every organ system can be affected. If your body is under a yeast attack, you may feel extremely fatigued much of the time. That’s because yeast will often affect the endocrine system, eventually causing adrenal exhaustion and chronic fatigue.
Thyroid problems can also be related to yeast overgrowth, including both overactive and underactive thyroid function. Skin problems such as eczema, hives, psoriasis and acne can develop, too. As your body struggles to fight off the ravages of yeast overgrowth, eventually your immune system can be compromised. Food allergies may begin to surface as well as other food sensitivities.
Once candida weakens the digestive system, it becomes increasingly difficult to break down proteins into amino acids. When the partially digested proteins, called peptides, are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, your immune system recognizes them as foreign invaders. At this point your body may begin to form antibodies to attack them.
Often this immune reaction takes place in the lining of the small intestine, which therefore causes even more damage to the small intestines, leading to increased intestinal permeability, or leaky gut. A vicious cycle of destruction and allergic reactions spiral out of control. Candida overgrowth in the small intestines can rob your body of vital nutrients.
The toxic poisons that are excreted can poison your body’s tissues.