From time to time I have been asked about the relationship between candida and Graves’ Disease. Although there seems to be more of a connection between yeast infections and hypothyroid conditions, people with Graves’ Disease are more susceptible to getting candida infections, and the reverse may be true as well, which I’ll explain in this article.
Before I talk about this connection I’d first like to explain what candida is. Candida is a type of yeast, and one of the most common strains of yeasts which can affect one’s health is candida albicans. However, in a healthy person this organism usually isn’t a problem. The reason for this is because the healthy gut flora will usually keep these harmful organisms in check. But when the health of the gut flora is compromised, then this can lead to a yeast infection. One of the most common ways the gut flora becomes … Read More