How does stress cause oral thrush?
Hello, I am 17 years old male. Oral thrush cause yellow bumps on the cheeks and inner tongue. It usually happens when a yeast infection grows inside the mouth. I heard that stress causes oral thrush. How is this even possible? How does stress cause oral thrush?
@romm Hello, Younger adults can develop oral thrush, especially if they have an impaired immune system. Oral thrush is a fungus infection caused by candida albicans, which lives naturally in the colon, digestive tract, and skin. It can appear on the tongue, on the inside cheeks, and in the throat. Severe cases can involve the esophagus. There are many extraneous variables that can cause oral thrush. One of them is stress. Stress can lead to many physical problems and even certain diseases. stress can affect fungus levels in the body. Though candida albicans lives naturally in the body and on the skin, stress can spur an overproduction of it. The candida fungus feeds on certain foods you eat (i.e., sugar and wheat gluten), making you feel tired and languid. It also irritates the mucus lining in your colon and causes fecal impactions. These impactions block vital nutrients from being absorbed into the bloodstream. Over time, stress can lower your immunity and make you more prone to fungus infections such as oral thrush.