Long-Term Effects Of Untreated Severe Candida Overgrowth

Candida is a group of opportunistic fungi that cause disease under certain conditions. Some cases of Candida overgrowth or infection are mild and clear up quickly.

However, prolonged and severe Candida overgrowth can lead to harmful symptoms, serious illness, and death. This means prevention, identification, and dealing with Candida overgrowth early are essential for our long-term well-being. If left untreated, Candida can cause sepsis and damaging infections of the heart and eyes.

This microbe is highly adaptable to different environments, and drug-resistant Candida strains are becoming increasingly common, making Candida a global health emergency. Methods for preventing it and dealing with Candida in the early stages should be a priority for healthcare professionals and individuals who want to take a proactive approach to their health.

In this blog, we will cover the different types of illness caused by Candida, emphasizing the effects of severe Candida overgrowth. We will also highlight the potential for CanXida formulations to help mitigate the harmful effects of this microbe.

Candida and disease

Candida is a commensal microbe, meaning it makes up a normal part of the healthy microbes that live on and in our bodies. Unlike other commensals, however, Candida levels can grow out of control and lead to disease. This is why Candida is called an opportunistic pathogen. Candida infections are known as candidiasis, and they can occur at many sites in the body. Common infection sites include the skin, mouth, and genitals. Vulvovaginal candidiasis is a prevalent infection, with most women experiencing it at least once in their lifetime. Candida naturally colonizes the gut, and overgrowth at this site is linked to various symptoms, including bloating, diarrhea, and nausea. Candida can invade through the walls of the small intestine, which marks the progression to invasive candidiasis. From here, Candida gains access to the bloodstream and other internal sites. Invasive candidiasis can occur after prolonged and severe Candida overgrowth in the gut.

Progressive and persistent symptoms

 Candida overgrowth can lead to progressive worsening of symptoms before eventually leading to more severe illnesses like invasive candidiasis. Many of our clients have suffered from Candida for years, and their symptoms range from mild discomfort to debilitating effects that leave them housebound and unable to participate in a full and active life. Gut colonization by Candida can lead to symptoms that many people find embarrassing, including skin conditions, odor, and issues with gas and bowel movements. It is difficult to describe how damaging these symptoms can be when comparing them with severe diseases with more defined outcomes. However, we must not underestimate the effect persistent symptoms can have on our mental health and quality of life.

Severe Candida overgrowth in the gut can have wide-reaching effects on our bodies, affecting multiple body sites such as the brain. Brain fog and fatigue are common symptoms we’ve heard from our clients. These alone can damage our careers, athletic pursuits, and our relationships. Furthermore, Candida overgrowth can leave our bodies vulnerable to other types of disease and make us crave foods that cause further damage to our gut and overall well-being. Thus, Candida overgrowth can cause incredibly harmful effects before progressing to a more clinically severe disease.

Severe Candidiasis

Severe candidiasis is not a clearly defined medical term. However, the vast majority of invasive candidiasis cases can be considered severe because they can have devastating effects, and many are potentially fatal. Below are severe diseases that untreated Candida overgrowth can lead to.

  • Candidemia: This is a Candida infection of the bloodstream with a significantly higher mortality rate than other infections. Candidaemia can lead to septic shock, the failure of multiple organs, and death, often with rapid progression. Furthermore, Candida can spread to other sites in the body through the bloodstream, which adds another dimension to this dangerous infection. Diagnosis of candidemia can be challenging, which further complicates the treatment of this disease.
  • Endophthalmitis: This is a Candida infection of tissues within the eye that can eventually lead to blindness. Eye infections can occur following surgery or injury; however, Candida is more commonly associated with endogenous endophthalmitis, which means that Candida has spread to the eye from another site within the body via the bloodstream. Candida infections typically progress slower than bacterial infections, but complete loss of vision in the affected eye is a common outcome when left untreated or if diagnosis is delayed.
  • Endocarditis: This is a Candida infection of heart tissue that can prove fatal. Heart valves are commonly damaged during this infection, which prevents proper blood flow. This damage can lead to abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), stroke, heart failure, and the spreading of Candida into the bloodstream. Short, intense treatments are typically prescribed for endocarditis, and the condition is fatal if left untreated.

Long-term Benefits with CanXida

We’ve learned from our clients and the clinical literature how damaging Candida overgrowth can be, especially when left untreated for long periods.

We understand the need for long-term solutions to Candida overgrowth that don’t cause harmful side effects and can be taken for long periods of time. This is why we developed our four formulations to tackle Candida* and help our clients get back to living the lives they want and deserve.

We designed these natural formulations to have a gentle effect on the body but a powerful effect on Candida. For instance, CanXida Remove (Formula RMV) is our frontline formulation against Candida and other harmful pathogens*. It contains natural ingredients that have been scientifically shown to kill Candida and slow its growth. You can read about our clients’ successes with this formulation here.

While CanXida can help against Candida*, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional if you suspect you have contracted Candida or have progressed to a more severe form of disease.

Candida overgrowth can cause a range of damaging effects and can eventually lead to death if left untreated. Chronic and continual worsening of symptoms can lead to significant decreases in quality of life even before Candida has progressed to more severe forms of disease.

Once Candida becomes invasive, however, the health risks become incredibly serious. Infections such as candidaemia (bloodstream) and endocarditis (heart) cause critical damage to the body and can prove fatal if untreated. Endophthalmitis (eye infection) can ultimately lead to complete loss of vision if allowed to progress.

These potential consequences of prolonged Candida overgrowth highlight the need for preventative measures and safe and effective ways to manage this microbe. CanXida offers four formulations that can help tackle Candida overgrowth* and relieve symptoms, as evidenced by our positive client testimonials. Ultimately, severe Candida overgrowth and infection necessitate professional healthcare.

Get in touch with one of our experts today to discover how CanXida can help you deal with Candida overgrowth* or visit our YouTube channel to learn more.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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