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The Connection Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Candida

Candida overgrowth is dangerous for more than your gut, and it can be sneaky

When you take a course of antibiotics, you attempt to destroy all good and all bad bacteria within your body. Often, antibiotic use allows candida to grow undetected. As a result, candida overgrows and inflames the intestinal wall, making it leaky and thus allowing it to cross the intestinal barrier and spread to other areas of the body. Candida overgrowth is a common condition that can occur in any individual with a compromised immune system. This is why good healthy bacteria and a properly functioning immune system are vital when battling this stubborn infection.