Overall, Candida albicans is the most common cause of yeast infections in people[1]. In most healthy individuals, this species of yeast is a commensal or symbiotic (harmless or even mutually beneficial) organism. It dwells on the skin and in the mouth, genitalia, and gastrointestinal tracts. However, in people with poor immune function or other health problems, Candida albicans can cause irritating or even life-threatening yeast infections that can be very difficult to overcome[1]. Keep reading to learn the two main forms Candida overgrowth takes, the symptoms of candida overgrowth to watch out for, and a crash course in how to reduce your risk of recurrent Candida infection. The 2 Main Forms of Candida Nearly everyone has heard of yeast infection, but are you aware of the hyphal form of Candida? Changes in environmental factors including temperature, nutrient availability, …
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