How Do You Know You Have Candida?
If you suffer from bloating, intense vaginal itching, burning and discharge, have repeated sinus or yeast infections, athlete’s foot or just feel unfocused, exhausted or depressed all the time, you may have Candida. It is more common than you think. The good news is you can beat this condition.
You can’t take a pill for this. We have the diagnostic tools to help confirm Candida and rebuild your immune system. Our original 3-step process involves dietary changes with your custom Candida diet, vitamin and herb regiments and using Candida sublingual drops. Once we have you back to normal, the Momentum phase keeps you on track so you won’t backslide.
What is Candida?
Candida is a yeast that lives in our bodies. Typically, Candida lives in harmony with the healthy bacteria of the digestive tract. But antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, or even simply an increase in sugar consumption can lead to a Candida overgrowth, which can seriously impact your health.
Some doctors think that an overgrowth of Candida isn’t a problem. We completely disagree.
Candida impacts quality of life. People can’t concentrate, feel bloated, have trouble breathing and often feel depressed. Over the years, we have seen first-hand how treating this fungus properly can dramatically increases my patients’ well-being.
Left untreated, invasive candidiasis is a serious infection. It can affect your blood, heart, brain, eyes and bones. It is very common in hospital stays where antibiotics are given for treating other issues.
It is true that there is no definitive test for Candida, but there is also no definitive test for an upper respiratory tract infection. But you know when you have a cold.
Symptoms of Candida
Candida has several different names: yeast, fungi, Candida hypersensitivity syndrome. It also frequently co-occurs with other syndromes. Anyone with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for instance, probably has a problem with Candida–although people with Candida may not have either one. If you have the following symptoms, the chances are Candida is playing a role:
- Gastrointestinal: Bloating, Constipation & Irritable bowel
- Pelvic: Vaginal Itchy & discharge, burning
- Skin: Rashes
- Sinuses: Sinus congestion/ pressure
- Neurological: lack of focus, poor concentration & anxiety/ depression
Are You at Risk for Candida?
You are also at risk for Candida overgrowth if you have been on long-term antibiotics, or multiple courses of antibiotics for acne or respiratory infections. If you have been on birth control pills or used topical or oral corticosteroids this may contribute as well. Finally, a diet that has been high in carbohydrates and simple sugar puts you at high risk.