This Candida, Yeast and Sensitivity Test is used to find out if you have an overgrowth of yeast including candida. It also includes a sensitivity panel that shows which natural or pharmaceutical agents would be effective against any yeasts reported.
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Candida is a yeast that is part of our digestive flora, however in some individuals the natural balance of the gut is disrupted leading to an overgrowth of candida which results in many symptoms ranging from fatigue, bloating, diarrhoea/constipation, muscle aches and headaches, to name but a few.
Common symptoms of Candida include
Toxic by-products released by yeast can set off a multitude of both subtle and overt symptoms. These range from headaches, fatigue, and inability to concentrate, to low sex drive, recurrent vaginitis, skin irritations, and even failing vision as well as the following
- Foggy head
- Mood swings
- Fungal infections
- Excess wind
- Aching joints, heavy muscles
- Recurrent thrush
- Decreased libido
- Bladder infections
- Menstrual complaints
- Chronic Stress
- Chronic sinus problems
Overgrowth of Candida albicans can be signified by a large number of skin problems. In fact, some experts estimate that 15% of patients with Candida overgrowth have some type of skin problem e.g.
- Dry skin
- Rashes on various parts of the body
- Atopic dermatitis
Factors that can trigger Candida overgrowth include
- Use of antibiotics,
- Use of oral contraceptives
- Use of steroid medication
- High sugar diets
- High starch diets
- Chlorinated water
What is being measured in the Candida, Yeast and Sensitivities test
This test uses a culture method to detect yeasts in the stool. Any Yeasts that are found which includes candida are grown and then treated with natural plant based antifungals and pharmaceutical antifungals which will enable practitioners to choose effective treatments.
Age range this test is suitable for
Adults and children 2 years and above.
Before Taking the Candida Test
The probiotic yeast Saccharomyces Boulardii may influence the test results so should be stopped before testing.
See instructions inside test kit for details
Turnaround time for the Candida Test
All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients is completely incidental.