Does Candida Cause Nail Fungus
Greetings! Eric Bakker. Naturopath from New Zealand. How are you all going out there? Thanks for checking out my video today. We’re going to talk about nail fungus. I’ve got a question here from a man called Ray Fletcher from New Jersey. New Jersey is a state that I’ve had a few patients contact me from. Quite an interesting accent. I think they speak a bit like the people from New York. So, Ray is asking me here: “Does Candida cause nail fungus?” That’s a good question, Ray.
Many people around the world suffer from a yeast infection on the peripheral parts of the body. It could be fingernails, it could be the toenails, it could be the skin. The toenails commonly get nail fungus. Yes, Candida can definitely cause nail fungus.
Onychomycosis is the medical term for nail fungus. Many people will be using treatments like Lamisil for example or other pharmaceutical medications to get rid of it.
When you’ve got a problem with a nail fungus, it usually means that you’ve got a weakness. You’ve got some kind of predisposition pushing you towards this condition. Often, it’ll be the big toenail that will be affected. The interesting thing is that you’ll find the bigger toenails get affected rather than the smaller toenails, probably because they’ve got a bigger blood supply, they’re a larger surface area for the yeast to grow underneath that nail bed.
Symptoms are often things like discolored nail, whitish or brownish color, flaky or break easily, they’ll puff up a little bit. They can look pretty crappy. It’s not really something nice to walk around in summertime with having your bare feet with some nice sandals or some nice open shoes and having these crappy looking toenails. Many office people get it, because they often wear socks all day.
In my opinion, many people who’ve got persistent toenail fungus also have got yeast in other parts of the body. They can have it in the gut, especially if you notice signs like bloating or gas or sugar cravings. These are quite common with people with toenail fungus. Many people will talk about using treatments like Lamisil peripherally and forget about the gut. It’s not a good idea. In most cases, it may take only a few weeks to clear it up with a medical treatment, but then you might find that the issue then is it’ll come back, because you haven’t addressed the gut.
What I want you to try and do really is to work on the peripheral areas, but also to work on the gut to first determine if you’ve got a yeast infection, how bad it is, and what steps you’re going to take to help clear this up. Then when you get rid of the peripheral fungal infections, they usually stay away for good. To answer your question, Ray, does Candida cause nail fungus? Yes, it does. As I mentioned, it’s good for you to determine what’s going on in the gut and digestion, clear up that in terms of diet and lifestyle, and look at the peripheral parts of the body and treat them as well.
I hope that answers your question. Click on the link below if you haven’t got my report.
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