We are one of the leading Candida clinics in the UK who specialize in helping patients with the treatment of Candida. If you would like to book a consultation, please call us on 0345 1297996.

 

What are the symptoms of Candida?

The main symptoms of Candida include:

Digestive problems

Bloating

Constipation

Diarrhea

Brain fog

Difficulty Concentrating

Sugar Cravings

Cravings for Bread

Vaginal Thrush/ Cystitis

 

What causes Candida to Overgrow?

Antibiotics

High Sugar Diet

High Yeast diet

Marmite

Steroids

Contraceptive pill

 

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 here of Candida Albicans is because this is by far the most common type.

 

What types of Tests exist for Candida?
Candida can be tested via blood urine or stool. All tests are extremely reliable. Please scroll down below to purchase these tests.

 

Do Doctors recognise Candida?
Doctors only recognise Candida as a symptom of major immune system breakdown, such as that found in Aids or severely immunocompromised patients.

Purchase Candida Tests

Candida antibody blood test

£157.00

Candida Antibody Blood Test

The Candida Antibody test is a blood test that covers IgG, IgM, IgA, Candida antigen, and immune complexes.

 

The Candida Antibody test is £157 pounds and includes a Blood draw at our clinic.

 

If you would like to do this test, we can book you in with our nurse at the clinic to take you blood.

 

Please call us on 0345 1297996.

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Candida stool test

£195.00

This Comprehensive stool test covers parasites, bacteria, friendly gut flora and over 75 species of yeast including the following:

Blastoschizomyces capitatus,

Candida albicans,

Candida allociferrii,

Candida boidinii,

Candida cacaoi,

Candida catenulata,

Candida chodatii,

Candida ciferrii,

Candida colliculosa,

Candida cylindracea,

Candida dubliniensis,

Candida ernobii,

Candida famata,

Candida freyschussii,

Candida friedrichii,

Candida glabrata,

Candida guilliermondii,

Candida haemulonii,

Candida holmii,

Candida inconspicua,

Candida intermedia,

Candida kefyr,

Candida krusei,
Candida lactiscondensi,

Candida lambica,

Candida lipolytica,

Candida lusitaniae,

Candida magnoliae,

Candida maltosa,

Candida membranifaciens,

Candida mesenterica,

Candida metapsilosis,

Candida multigemmis,

Candida nemodendra,

Candida nitratophila,

Candida nivariensis,

Candida norvegensis,

Candida norvegica,

Candida orthopsilosis,

Candida palmioleophila,

Candida parapsilosis,

Candida parapsilosis complex,

Candida vini,

Candida zeylanoides,

Candida thermophila,

Cryptococcus albidus,

Cryptococcus flavus,

Cryptococcus gattii,
Cryptococcus humicola,

Cryptococcus laurentii,

Cryptococcus macerans,

Cryptococcus neoformans,

Cryptococcus spp, not neoformans,

Cryptococcus terreus,

Cryptococcus uniguttulatus,

Debaryomyces etchellsii,

Debaryomyces hansenii,

Exophiala dermatitidis,

Geotrichum spp,

Hanseniaspora opuntiae,

Hyphomicrobium spp,

Kazachstania telluris group,

Kloeckera apiculata,

Kloeckera spp,

Kodamaea ohmeri,

Lecythophora hoffmannii,

Lodderomyces elongisporus,

Magnusiomyces capitatus,

Pichia cactophila,

Pichia farinosa,

Pichia holstii,

Pichia kluyveri,

Pichia manshurica,

Pichia methylivora,

Pichia spp,

Prototheca wickerhamii,

Prototheca zopfii,

Pseudozyma aphidis,

Rhodospiridium sp,

Rhodotorula acheniorum,

Rhodotorula bacarum,

Rhodotorula bogoriensis,

Rhodotorula glutinis,
Rhodotorula minuta,

Candida pararugosa,

Candida pelliculosa,

Candida peltata,

  Candida pini,

Candida pulcherrima,

Candida reukaufii,

Candida robusta,

Candida rugosa,

Candida sake,

Candida slooffiae,

Candida solani,

Candida sorbosa,

Candida spandovensis,

Candida sphaerica,

Candida spp,

Candida succiphila,

Candida tropicalis,

Candida utilis,

Candida valida,

Candida versatilis

Rhodotorula mucilaginosa,

Rhodotorula pustula,

Rhodotorula spp,
Saccharomyces cerevisiae/boulardii,

Schizosaccharomyces pombe,

Sporobolomyces roseus,

Sporopachydermia cereana,

Stephanoascus ciferrii,

Trichosporon asahii,

Trichosporon cutaneum,

Trichosporon debeurmannianum,

Trichosporon inkin,

Trichosporon mucoides,

Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans,

Trichosporon ovoides,

Trichosporon spp
Udeniomyces puniceus,

Udeniomyces puniceus,

Zygosaccharomyces bailii.

 

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Candida urine test

£175.00

Urine testing for Assessing Candida.

 

This  is a very sensitive urine test that will indicate whether you have a yeast overgrowth such as candida albicans.

Our  Microbial Organic Acids Test (MOAT) test  indicates 21 metabolites produced by yeast and bacteria. Elevated test values are related to yeast or bacterial dysbiosis. The test also looks for beneficial bacteria, harmful bacteria, Clostridia species, Candida species, yeast and fungal metabolites, and general markers of dysbiosis.

 

The test is conducted using your first urine sample of the day and we will examine it to assess fungal overgrowth. Please   avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection.

 

The results take 2-3 weeks.

 

Please see sample report here:

 

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FAQ

What are the symptoms of Candida and Yeast infections?

  • Cystitis or thrush
  • Athlete’s foot and  chronic fungal infections
  • Craving sugar or bread
  •  Abdominal bloating, fluctuating constipation or diarrhoea?
  •  ‘dopey’ feeling or inability to think clearly?
  • Aches and pains in the joints?

Do Antibiotics cause Candida?

If you have taken repeated courses of antibiotics as a child or as an adult you are likely to have developed some yeast – related problems. The reason for this is that repetitive use of antibiotics can eradicate  all of your healthy gut bacteria. Low levels of healthy gut bacteria in turn may result in high levels of yeast as the latter has a chance to grow. The yeast becomes opportunistic and will be able to grow and in large quantities can be quite toxic.

Does Sugar cause Candida to grow?

 If you  have or do consume a diet rich in sugar, bread, cakes, biscuits or alcohol this will also cause  yeast to grow. You may have consumed a high sugar diet as a child and continued to do so as an adult.

How can I treat Candida?

You will need to talk to a skilled professional who can best advise you on anti-fungal supplements and diet.

You may be advised  to follow a strict diet and eliminate all sugar and yeast. You will also need to take some anti-fungals such as caprylic acid, oregano oil and some probiotics. The timing and dosage of the anti-fungals is key as if you do not take the correct amount you could make yourself feel very poorly. As the yeast dies off there is a die-off reaction that can lead to headaches, fatigue and depression. It is recommended that you see a good nutritionist to help you. If you would like to book a consultation with a candida specialist please see our Candida consultations.