You can categorize a systemic Candida infection into 3 stages according to how progressed the disease is:
Diseasestage 3 - Untreated Candida in full eurption with all its symptoms.
Diseasestage 2 - Patient in treatment. Improvement has occurred, more energy,
less allergy and limited mental symptoms.
Diseasestage 1 - Limited symptoms of the fungus infection
Diseasestage 3: Many and severe symptoms of systemic Candida infection. Almost all the symptoms may occur, such as frequent flues, other local fungal infections, ringworm, viruses, eye-/earinfections, sensitivity to light, neurological and psychological symptoms etc. Massive allergie to many different kinds of foods and products. Sugar cravings most of the time. Massive adrenal fatigue and tiredness. The fungus has, with the gastrointestinaltract as its origin, spread its roots to other parts of the body and the internal organs, such as lungs and liver. Poor digestion of food and there may be a odour of fungal from sweet. Thrush in the mouth and white rashes in the corners of the mouth. There may be severe deficiency symptoms due to poorly functioning gut. Thin, pale stools.
Diseasestage 2: After having started with the Candidadiet and lifestyle, there will slowly and gradually be an improvement as the fungus is starved and retreats. In particular, there will be massive Die-Off effects in the beginning of the Candidadiet because the fungus shrinks to adjust to the lower intake of easy digestible carbohydrates (sugar) from the food. Gradually weaker Die-Off effects as the fungus area is reduced. The immune system is now much stronger. Therefore, many of the infections that follows the disease, such as frequent influenzas, other local types of fungus, herpes sores, warts, sensitivity to light, will be gone. The symptoms may return at relapse, if you for instance are exposed to allergenic food or food with too much sugar. Limited neurological symptoms. The intestine is more balanced now with more ”friendly bacteria” and less fungus, so the stool will be darker and more solid, because the food is digested better now. The result is an improved absorption of essential vitamins and minerals and therefore a stronger immune system. The roots can still be spread to the organs and limbs. Some of the allergies will be gone while others will show milder responses. White linings of fungi in and around the mouth will be gone. There is a risk of deficiency diseases due to the one-sided Candidadiet, supplements of vitamins and minerals will often be a big help. The transition from diseasestage 3 to 2 can be really long and for many patients it will take years. The same applies for the transition from diseasestage 2 to 1. If you have a systemic Candida infection in your body and begin to consume large quantities of forbidden foods and living a stressful lifestyle again, you will quickly fall back into diseasestage 3. So there is no other way than the hard, healthy Candidadiet and lifestyle.
Diseasestage 1: The fungus will now only be in the areas where it is guaranteed nutrients. That is in the small intestine and the colon. You can almost live a normal life with the fungus, but you must still live according to the diet and lifestyle, otherwise there can be a rapid relapse.
The more healed you are and the lower you are in the diseasestages, the harder it can be to diagnose the disease, because the visual symptoms disappear and because the immune system is strengthened. However, there is a big difference on how individuals react to the symptoms and the division into diseasestages, should therefore be seen as a rough guidance. For some patients, fatigue may be a problem even in stage 1, while for others it is only in stage 3. Many patients stay in stage 3 all their life without ever knowing, what causes their symptoms and getting a diagnosis. If you follow the Candidadiet and treatment that we advice on Candidapatient.com, almost every patient will be able to move from diseasestage 3 to diseasestage 2 and maybe even stage 1. Some patients will be completely cured. For some patients it will go relatively quickly moving from one diseasestage to the other, that means months, while for other patients its a significantly longer process and that means years or even decades. It all depends on how early the disease is diagnosed and how restrictive and persistent you are with the treatment.