At Cascade Health Clinic, we offer a comprehensive Candida Panel that helps patients determine if there is an overgrowth. When candida gets out of control, it tends to cause and infection called candidiasis. Since candida is the most common fungal infection, it is important to get candida testing done if you suspect that you have an overgrowth. A candida overgrowth can lead to many medical conditions such as fatigue, digestive issues, sinus infections, pain and many others.
What May Cause a Candida Overgrowth?
There are may things that can contribute to candida overgrowth including high stress, taking antibiotics, eating high sugar diet, alcohol consumption, diabetes, and many other factors. Moreover, underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, Cushing’s disease, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism may also play a role in reoccurring candida infections.
What are the Different Types of Candida Infections?
There are three common candida infections: (1) vaginal candidiasis (also known as “vaginal yeast infection”), (2) invasive candidiasis (also known as “candidemia”) & (3) oropharyngeal candidiasis (also known as “thrush”).
What Are my Treatment Options if I Have a Candida Infection?
At Cascade Health Clinic, we will create an individualized plan to address any candida infection. Key to address any candida issue is using a whole body approach that seeks to find the root cause of the issue rather than merely treating symptoms. In some instances, recurring candida issues can be a sign that other issues, such as Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, are the underlying condition causing it. This is why using a whole body approach is critcal in treating any candida infection.
Your first step to better health is to determine whether or not you have a candida infection.