Getting a Candida Diagnosis
If you’ve been dealing with seemingly unrelated symptoms like digestive issues and chronic fatigue or illness consider getting a Candida diagnosis.
Candida is a simple and common yeast-like fungus.
It’s present naturally in our bodies and can live both deep in our intestinal tract as well as on our skin.
Candida causes obvious afflictions like:
- Vaginal infections
It also causes less obvious afflictions including:
Candida overgrowth has even been linked to depression and mental health issues. Because there are so many underlying symptoms and effects of Candida overgrowth it’s important to get a diagnosis.
Once you know that Candida is the cause of your concerns it can be addressed and get the appropriate candida treatment.
How To Get A Candida Diagnosis.
Many physicians treat the symptoms of Candida overgrowth rather than treating the cause.
For example if you have a vaginal yeast infection they may advise over the counter treatment or prescribe treatment to treat the yeast infection rather than treating the underlying cause of the infection.
Therefore it’s important to seek a diagnosis of Candida overgrowth instead of simply asking for candida symptom relief.
The physician can test for Candida overgrowth with the following procedures:
- Candida Immune Complex Assay Test. This tests for the antibodies which combat yeast infections. A large presence of these antibodies would indicate a Candida overgrowth.
- Stool Test to examine and detect Candida in your waste.
- A Candida culture may also be taken if you have oral thrush.
What To Do With A Candida Diagnosis.
Once you have been diagnosed with Candida overgrowth your doctor may advise several courses of action.
These foods include alcohol, starchy carbohydrates, dairy, and processed grains. Eliminating these foods from your diet, or severely reducing them, will in essence starve the Candida and thus eliminate the problem.
It will also be important to make sure you’re regularly eliminating waste. Candida causes constipation and a backup of waste matter in your intestines and colon help to create an ideal environment for Candida overgrowth.
Laxatives are harmful to your digestive tract and are not recommended, however, a colon cleanse and a high fiber diet will generally help to repair the problem.
Lifestyle changes. Your doctor will also recommend exercise. Exercise is essential for a healthy digestive and immune system. Both are required to combat Candida overgrowth. Supplements.
Many medical practitioners theorize that a deficiency in vitamin B can cause Candida overgrowth. Your doctor may recommend taking a multi vitamin. They may also recommend taking a pro-biotic to introduce healthy bacteria into your digestive system.
Anti-fungals. If your Candida overgrowth is causing skin irritation your doctor may prescribe anti-fungals to take care of the problem. They may take care of the symptom, however, if the cause is chronic Candida overgrowth you’re likely to see the rash or skin irritation re-appear at a later date.
Getting a Candida diagnosis is the first step to resolving chronic issues that have been plaguing you. It’s amazing how powerful this little fungus can be and how amazing your health can be once it’s controlled. If you suspect Candida is the cause of your health issues, go get a diagnosis today!