Candida Test UK
Our Candida test and treatment programme is designed to identify and target Candida Albicans: a specific strain of the yeast family known as Candida.
The first key step in treating Candida is to find out whether you actually have Candida. There are a wide range of conditions linked to Candida overgrowth, and having the symptoms isn’t enough evidence to diagnose you with it. You need to take a specific test that detects the organism.
Our Candida Test forms part of our microbiome gut testing range. We all have small amounts of Candida Albicans in our bodies. It is in the skin, genitals and particularly the digestive tract and does not cause a problem at all at small volumes. However, if the yeast grows excessively (a yeast overgrowth) problems begin. When Candida Albicans overgrows in your gastrointestinal tract, it can affect the way your body absorbs nutrients, resulting in the symptoms in the panel to the right.
Immune conditions like diabetes, or drugs like steroids, antibiotics or oral contraceptives can all trigger Candida overgrowth, in addition to lifestyle choices like smoking or eating too much sugar. Many IBS patients also have an underlying Candida Albicans yeast or fungal overgrowth, and food intolerances often come hand-in-hand with an overgrowth of Candida Albicans.
Primary symptoms of Candida
- Thrush – bladder and urinary tract infections
- Digestive issues – bloating, constipation, or diarrhoea
- Fatigue, brain fog – concentration lapses, ringing in the ears
- Muscle joints and aches
- Cravings for sugar, bread, marmite or balsamic vinegar
- Thinning hair
- Vaginal infections in women
- Jock-itch in men
- Athletes foot in women and men
If you are experiencing some of these symptoms and want to book a home test, we recommend the Organic Acids test from Genova Diagnostics.
You can order this test directly from us.