Candida Test - £65.00
Candida is a yeast-like fungus that is normally present on the skin and in mucous membranes such as the vagina, mouth, or rectum. It is also a normal inhabitant of the human gut. However, when a person becomes dysbiotic, Candida can morph to become a pathogenic (injurious) invasive fungus and give rise to Candidiasis which is caused by over growth of Candida, predominantly Candida albicans. Candida overgrowth can cause a variety of symptoms including: Fatigue, Weakness, Muscle & joint aches, Headaches, Feeling of being "hung over", Gastrointestinal disturbances - diarrhea, constipation, nausea, bloating after eating, Psychological disturbances - depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, Cognitive dysfunction - poor memory, lack of concentration, Recurrent vaginitis, Menstrual Disturbances and Infertility, Allergies, Skin irritations / rashes/ acne, Recurrent throat/ear infections, Hypoglycemia. There are such wide range of conditions associated with Candida overgrowth that accurate diagnosis of Candidiasis cannot be made on the basis of symptoms alone. The only way to diagnose a Candida overgrowth is to carry out specific tests aimed at detecting the presence of the organism.
A pin-prick blood sample is required. Results are available within 10 working days.
People with an overgrowth of Candida albicans are often predisposed to food intolerance. To help achieve lasting health, it is recommended any food intolerances are identified.