There are many complex immune mechanisms involved in the interplay between a yeast infection and the adrenal glands, but suffice to say, there certainly is a correlation between them both. By treating adrenal fatigue and a yeast infection simultaneously, I have discovered in the clinic that the patient tends to recover much faster than by treating either as a stand-alone condition. Unfortunately, in the worst case scenario, neither condition is treated because both a yeast infection and adrenal fatigue were not recognized as distinct syndromes, or because the practitioner just treated the patientís many presenting symptoms with either drugs or a combination of drugs and dietary supplements.
If a practitioner wants to achieve optimal results with their patient with a chronic yeast infection, they would do well to employ complementary adrenal support to maximize their patientís chances of a full recovery. Ideally this will be achieved both from a dietary and lifestyle intervention perspective, as well as including highly specialized adrenal nutritional support to maximize their patientís outcome.
An adrenal treatment plan may not be necessary at the onset of yeast infection treatment, but at some stage during the patientís recovery phase he or she is going to benefit from adrenal treatment, particularly if she has been unwell for a considerable period of time. When a person feels unwell with a yeast infection for a very long time, and Iíve seen some suffer for 20, 30 years or even longer, then this person may begin to develop anxiety and/or Depression which becomes an additional stress adding to the severity and duration of their yeast infection and adrenal fatigue. This is especially so with a sensitive patient who is not taken seriously, something I have witnessed time and again over the years.
It has been known for some time that those with adrenal fatigue are more prone to developing a yeast infection; it is however rarely acknowledged that a chronic yeast infection can actually be the cause of adrenal fatigue in certain cases. One of the main reasons is because a chronic yeast infection can cause chronic over-activation of the adrenal glands, and this occurs due to a continual up-regulation of the powerful hormone cortisol, which has several important immune modulating properties when it comes to fighting a yeast infection.
It was discovered some time ago that high levels of cortisol suppress various aspects of immune function, especially SIgA levels, the prime antibody found in all the mucosal surfaces which defends the body from an overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria. If you want to finally crush a candida yeast infection permanently, you will want to make certain that you have a viable and supremely powerful immune system, and one of the best ways of achieving this is to have your adrenals working for and not against you.