CANDIDA TESTING - MELBOURNE
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Candida Testing Melbourne
A Candida test can accurately detect if there is an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, a small fungus that is present in our gastrointestinal and genital tracts. This test measures the presence of antibodies that our body produces when there is a systemic candida infection.
The level of antibodies indicates the state of infection, whether it is current and also if there has been a past candida infection.
A blood or saliva sample can be taken to test for the presence of Candida Albicans. The sample is then mixed with purified Candida antigens. Detection of IgG antibodies increase sharply with Candida infection.
Candida Testing Melbourne. What is Candida?
Candida albicans is a small fungus that is present in our gastrointestinal and genital tracts. Candidiasis is an overgrowth of the Candida albicans fungus. Candidiasis can cause infection in the body and commonly affects the mouth, ears, nose, toenails, fingernails, gastrointestinal tract and vagina. Oral thrush, athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, fingernail or toenail fungus, nappy rash, vaginitis, and thrush are some of the conditions that result from Candida infection.
- Abdominal pain
- Adrenal problems
- Bad breath
- Clogged sinuses
- Extreme fatigue
- Kidney and bladder infections
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Muscle and joint pain
- Nagging cough
- Night sweats
- Numbness in the face or extremities
- Severe itching
- Sore throat
- White spots on the tongue and mouth
Because of its many and varied symptoms this health condition is often misdiagnosed. Symptoms often worsen in damp or mouldy places or after the consumption of foods containing sugar and or yeast.
- Antibiotic use
- Compromised immune system
- Contraceptive pill use
- Diet high in yeast and sugar
- Environmental sensitivities
- Food allergies
- High Mercury levels
- Poor eating habits
- Use of corticosteroid drugs
Candida Testing Melbourne. Further Tests
Further testing can also be carried out in the treatment of Candidiasis.
Food sensitivity test. People with candidiasis often have food sensitivities.
Hair mineral analysis. High mercury levels in the body can cause Candidiasis. Mercury salts inhibit the growth of “friendly” bacteria in the intestines.
Blood glucose test. Hypoglycaemia can be related to Candidiasis.
Gastrointestinal tract testing. Indicates the severity of the Candida albicans infection and level of dysbiosis in the GUT.
Please phone Kathryn (03) 98884119 for more information about
Candida testing Melbourne.