Candida Overgrowth is an infection, and simply for that reason alone, it is bad for your health. Candida infection is a fungus that originates in the human digestive tract. In its original form it is a beneficial fungus that aids in digestion; and in that state is perfectly harmless. Use of antibiotics causes a change to occur in the fungus; it begins to cause infections and becomes Candida Overgrowth. Candida Overgrowth is capable of causing many severe medical conditions, contributing to some illnesses and being a symptom of or trigger for others.

Candida Overgrowth can be exceedingly dangerous for the simple reason that sometimes it exhibits no symptoms in and of itself, but could be the underlying cause or contributor of another condition, such as Diabetes. Candida is often associated with this disease. If it is discovered that you have high blood sugar, you will be treated for that condition, and the underlying Candida will most certainly not be discovered or treated. This is especially dangerous in Diabetes or high blood sugar, because the condition itself (sugar) is a feeding ground for Candida Overgrowth infections. It can become a vicious cycle of treatment that will never cure your infection.

Babies are prone to oral Candida or Thrush, which is a painful condition that makes it very difficult to eat or even swallow liquids. This can cause severe dehydration, which is very dangerous to babies. This particular form of Candida is also prevalent in older adults, who may already be in a state of health that makes it difficult for them to care for themselves, without adding the burden of Thrush.

Cancer patients taking chemotherapy, HIV positive patients and AIDS sufferers, among others have compromised immune systems. Candida is very attracted to people with weak immune systems. When you are already chronically or terminally ill, Candida Overgrowth has the opportunity to invade the blood stream or other vital organs, including the brain, which can quickly bring about fatal results.

Most people have some form of Candida Overgrowth in their bodies, at some point. At the very least, everyone has the fungus that becomes the yeast in Candida infections. It may not be severe enough to cause symptoms, but it is lurking there waiting for its chance to attack whatever body system becomes weak due to a mild or serious illness. Definitive diagnosis of Candida is vital, in order to get rid of candida albicans, before the disease rages out of control.