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What are the most reliable tests for Candida?
There are several tests that can be conducted to test for Candida. These include stool, urine and blood tests.
Candida can be tested via blood, urine or stool. All tests are extremely reliable. Please scroll down below to read more about Candida tests. You can also contact us by phone, or email.
Please find a review of each of these below.
Candida Stool tests
These tests are my prefered tests as they can reveal your specific strain of yeast as well as the most effective anti-fungals to take to treat the Candida infection. They are conducted after submitting two stool samples on separate days. The stool test is also able to reveal levels of friendly gut flora as well as parasites and bacteria and friendly gut flora.
Candida Urine tests
These are very sensitive tests that are conducted by using your 1st urine sample of the day. They are very easy to do conduct. The test will indicate the severity of the fungal infection and will also look at bacterial markers but not parasites or friendly gut flora.
Candida Blood Tests
These tests can also be conducted as part of our food intolerance test panel and will look at IGg antibodies. This test is useful if you also wish to screen or food intolerannces. The test also looks at 93 foods.
What are the symptoms of Candida?
The main symptoms of Candida include:
Cravings for Bread
Vaginal Thrush/ Cystitis
What causes Candida to Overgrow?
High Sugar Diet
High Yeast diet
We all have Candida Albicans, and in small amounts, it is perfectly normal. However, Candida may grow and proliferate and cause a variety of digestive problems.
One of the majn causes are antibiotics. Antibiotics can have an appalling effect on the gut killing off multiple strains of friendly gut flora.
Many patients who have had multiple courses of antibiotics (for acne or tonsillitis or cystitis) may find that this repeated use of antibiotics will cause Candida to grow and proliferate.
If you are also consuming a diet high in sugar or eating foods that contain yeast such as bread or Marmite or drinking alcohol such as beer or wine, it may also proliferate.
What is Candida?
Candidiasis is a type of yeast or fungal infection. In fact there are over 20 species of types of species of Candida and we can test for all of these.
The reason why we always hear of Candida Albicans is because this is by far the most common type.