When people think of yeast infections, the most common thought is that of vaginal infections in women. The unbearable itching and burning sensations in the genital areas of both men and women are the most common yeast infection symptoms known. In fact, they are probably the only symptoms that people would think of, when asked. This is because yeast infections are extremely deceiving and often hidden. It is thought that a possible 85% of the population of the United States could be suffering from some kind of yeast infection, most of them without knowing it. This is because many of the symptoms are not ones you would normally consider as being associated with this type of infection.
Yeast infection symptoms can be extremely wide and varied, and can include such ones as arthritis, depression, mood swings, rashes, constant fatigue, lack of energy, irritability, joint swelling or pain, muscle aches, digestive problems, headaches or migraines, acne, bloating, shortness of breath, blurred vision, food allergies, sugar cravings and memory problems. In men, impotence can also be a symptom.
Obviously, many of these symptoms are considered to be normal problems by some people. However, some of these yeast infection symptoms can be an early warning sign of a systemic infection, which is far more serious. For example, feeling weak, tired, weary, and depressed may all be signs of a systemic infection, which can lead to a reduction in memory, mental clarity, and mental functions. Other possible effects are an increasing difficulty in swallowing, eating and drinking, or severe depression or violent tendencies. It is extremely important, therefore, that sufferers from any or a collection of these yeast infection symptoms see a doctor for a diagnosis, as these could be symptoms of other conditions as well as indications of a systemic infection.
As mentioned above, the most common yeast infection symptoms are those of itching, burning and redness in the genital area. These are indications of a candida infection. Other symptoms in women can be soreness or tenderness, an inflammation of the vaginal area and a white discharge, typically with a consistency of cottage cheese. There may also be a smell similar to bread (caused by the yeast). In men, the symptoms manifest as soreness and itching of the genital area and a rash or red bumps on the penis. The penis head can sometimes also be sore and inflamed. A number of things such as sex can cause genital infections with an infected partner, medication, washing detergents, hygiene products, and the type of clothing worn.
The next most common of the yeast infections is that in the mouth. Called thrush, these yeast infection symptoms include white spots on the tongue or inner cheeks, and sometimes on the roof of the mouth, gums, back of the throat or tonsils. They can be painful and bleed when scraped. Some lesions may spread down into the throat causing symptoms such as pain or difficulty in swallowing. Various things, such as stress or even some antibiotic medication, as well as smoking and ill-fitting dentures can cause this.
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