Can anyone tell me if Candida makes your water smell vile?
I have had a sample tested but it comes back normal. Also I have to pass water sometimes every 15mins now I have cut back on Sugar and started to detox.
Yes, I have noticed that my urine has a distinct,
foul smell. I first noticed this about 10 months
ago. I imagine that it is due to the candida problem
(what isn't due to the candida problem!?).
An interesting story: I went to a massage therapist
(a new one) last December and towards the end of our session, our session, she was doing massage and reflexology on
my feet. She stopped the massage and told me that she
was getting a weird feeling as she massaged a certain
area on the sole of foot - the area that relates to
bladder. She wasn''t even able to continue the massage
because of this reaction. She advised me that "I was
very sick and needed to see a doctor immediately".
I might go back to her and see if the same thing happens.
I don't know why the urine has a foul odor - maybe Shelley
or Jhan might have an idea.
Interesting - I have had 2 water samples tested and they both came back normal except for increased white blood cell count. This was not cause for concern says the doctor, but maybe infection. I was then treated for prostritis by antibiotics - this has now returned(I think)- but I have a need to go to the loo about every hour. I think that taking the Oxcygen detox additives has caused an increase in water movement.
I guess a candida connection is always possible. Other common causes of foul smelling urine are:
-Urinary tract infection (frequent urination, itching, or burning too)
-Insufficient fluid intake (urine is too concentrated)
-Changes in diet
-Infection with E. coli bacteria can cause a foul odor
-Diabetes or starvation can cause a sweet, fruity odor
-Vitamins and certain foods (asparagus, for example) can give urine an unusual smell
-Ketonuria, maple Sugar urine disease (an inherited metabolic disorder that's characterized by urine that smells similar to maple syrup) (Rare)
-Phenylketonuria, an abnormal connection between the rectum and the bladder (rectal fistula) (Rare)
-Liver failure (Uncommon)
The kidneys are responsible for excreting by-products of digestion that have a distinct smell, like organic sulphur which quite a few veggies have. So when you go on an anti-candida diet and increase your intake of veggies, it's common to notice the smell for the first time. Usually urine smells sweet because people eat the SAD which is rich in simple sugars, and this causes lots of insulin to be released, so you end up with sweet urine, which is not great actually.
You can also have stronger smelling urine if you're burning a lot of fat, resulting in more ketone bodies in the urine.
One thing that candida will do is cause foamy urine. If you ever have foamy urine and candida too you're okay, but if your candida is in balance and yet your urine is foamy you should get a physical because the foam means protein in the urine, which is not a good sign.
Frequent urination can be due to a lack of electrolytes, particularly magnesium. It is not a good sign to be urinating every 15 minutes!!! so see about replacing some electrolytes. EmergenC is my favorite way, plus the Cleansing Drink. Both are great ways to detox comfortably as they give the body what it needs to exit toxins and maintain healthy pH levels.
Stay away from antibiotics! They'll make your gut/candida problem worse by killing off all the good flora in your gut. My urine started smelling worse when I was either experiencing a die off or going through liver cleanse shakes. It's your body getting rid of the crap in your system. Drink more water too...it gives your body the means to get rid of more "crap." If you're having bladder problems you might want to go through a couple of jars of cranberry juice. Not the drink kind, the no Sugar "just cranberry" kind you find at a health food store. Couldn't hurt. I got rid of my first UI infection that way, along with some cranberry pills. I didn't want to take antibiotics. It's the last thing I needed after so much work to get better.