Here’s a common inquiry we receive: Is a yeast infection related to chronic fatigue syndrome? We don’t believe that chronic fatigue syndrome directly causes a yeast infection. However, there is undoubtedly a connection between the two. We’ve observed numerous patients with chronic fatigue syndrome who also have Candida overgrowth. This often arises because the immune system becomes compromised.
When dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome, there are various causative factors and underlying issues which challenge the body, often leading to a weakened immune system. Such patients might experience poor adrenal health, low cortisol levels, and other complications that impact their immunity. This weakened immunity can increase one’s susceptibility to Candida as well as conditions like SIBO or small intestinal bowel overgrowth. Furthermore, many individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome suffer from food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, and other digestive problems. As their digestive function deteriorates, their vulnerability to Candida yeast infections grows.
A vital aspect of treating chronic fatigue syndrome lies in assessing adrenal function and enhancing it. We recommend patients with chronic fatigue syndrome to undertake relevant adrenal fatigue assessments. Focusing on digestive health and lifestyle factors is also pivotal. It’s indeed possible to manage and even reverse chronic fatigue syndrome with the right approach.
Disclaimer: While our insights are based on research and experience, we strongly advise consulting with your healthcare professional before making any decisions about your health.