Candida albicans is a whitish fungus that occurs naturally in our digestive tract. In the right conditions the fungus is necessary for smooth digestion, but when overgrowth can cause candidiasis symptoms.

Analysis of Candida albicans:
Recent research has shown that the consequences of living with Candida albicans in overgrowth can be more serious. The fungus secretes toxins and antigens, which can overload the body and result in various symptoms.

There are two assays that can measure the overgrowth of Candida albicans.
– A blood test that measures the formation of antibodies directed against candida.
– A stool sample which also gives an indication of the degree of overgrowth in the colon. In the same analysis a susceptibility testing are done, so you can see what fungicides can be used for effective treatment. This analysis can also measure the growth of bacteria and the presence of parasites that can cause similar symptoms.

Microscopic view of Candida albicans

Microscopic view of Candida albicans

 

Treatment:
The treatment takes into account the symptoms and supports the body’s functions, while candida growth is inhibited. This is done in collaboration with a professional therapist who make use of the assay response when preparing an individual treatment with dietary changes and recommend the right supplements.

One of the symptoms of Candida is abdominal bloating

One of the symptoms of Candida is abdominal bloating