Unfortunately for those who suffer, medical professionals are simply not good at diagnosing chronic yeast infections. Many doctors only seem to be interested if the patient has an obvious vaginal or oral infection or is under treatment for a compromised immune system. The wide variety of symptoms that may accompany a make it especially difficult to diagnose and, sadly, some doctors just don't want to spend the time with an illness that they don't always even take seriously.
The truth is that there are many more people suffering from this chronic illness than is generally believed. When you consider a list of the common (and sometimes strange) symptoms it isn't hard to understand why it is so difficult to diagnose. Contrary to popular opinion a chronic yeast infection is not just a rash or itching of the skin. In fact, many sufferers never have any outward signs of the infection...no rash, no soreness, no discharge.
Consider these 10 common but surprising chronic yeast infection symptoms:
1. Low energy level - that "dragged out" feeling
2. Recurrent Vaginitis
3. Muscle aches
5. Joint pain
6. Swelling of joints and muscles
7. Anxiety - unexplained worry
9. Problems with memory
10. Digestive problems
While these are common symptoms they often go overlooked, improperly treated, or not treated at all. In fact, when presented with these symptoms many doctors will not even check for chronic yeast overgrowth. However, these can be signs that yeast is growing out of control in the body. If not treated a systemic infection can spread throughout the body. When this happens the symptoms will increase in number and severity. The disease can take a horrible toll, both physical and emotional, and can make life miserable.
When the sufferer does finally get the doctor's attention he or she is most likely to prescribe a medication to mask the symptoms. It may be an antifungal cream or pill or an antibiotic but it will not cure the infection. In fact, most of the over-the-counter and prescription medications available to treat the symptoms of yeast infections will only encourage future infections and make each infection worse than the last one. While these medications will sometimes provide relief from the immediate symptoms they are not a permanent cure. There is no medication available that will permanently cure yeast infections.
Fortunately, chronic yeast infections can be permanently cured by natural methods without drugs or doctors but the process must be done correctly. First, the yeast overgrowth must be stopped and killed. Then the body must be cleansed of the dead yeast cells and brought back into balance to allow it to fight future yeast overgrowth. Once the body is back in balance it will be able to use its natural ability to fight off infection and ensure that a yeast infection never returns. It really is that simple...if you know how.