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Candida Symptoms and Treatment

Candida symptoms respond very well to specific treatment and diet. It is imperative to test whether you actually have Candida before embarking on a treatment protocol.

A German study found that Candida albicans survived for at least 123 days in chlorinated swimming pool water (Fischer, 1982).

Candida – help is at hand by way of simple testing

Candida (often known as Candida albicans) is an extremely distressing condition with a bewildering array of often unrelated symptoms which can make diagnosis difficult in the first instance. However, the encouraging news is that sufferers of Candida overgrowth can easily have their condition confirmed by way of a simple non-invasive Candida test supplied by the Wilma Kirsten Clinic. Once diagnosis is established, a clinic consultation will ensure an appropriate Candida diet as part of effective treatment can be identified which will allow patients to address the debilitating symptoms of Candida that they have been experiencing. Click here to see how the Wilma Kirsten clinic was able to help patients presenting with Candida symptoms with non-invasive testing and specific treatment of their individual distressing symptoms.

I feel great, more energetic, no tiredness, no nervous tension, and my hair has stopped falling out! My symptoms nearly all cleared up. Thank you very much for your help. – Tamara

What Is Candida?

Candida is a kind of yeast, a tiny single cell organism, which normally forms a harmless part of our intestinal flora. Sometimes, when our immune systems are compromised, these Candida yeasts can develop the ability to get nasty, grow in large uncontrollable numbers and cause a myriad of undesirable symptoms, which, when left without treatment, can linger for years and cause a number of non-specific and unpleasant symptoms.

When an uncontrolled overgrowth of Candida or other fungi occurs in the intestinal tract, we can get many and sometimes seemingly unrelated symptoms.

Symptoms of Candida

Sufferers from an overgrowth of the Candida organism can present with a bewildering number of apparently unconnected symptoms which are frequently very distressing for the patient.
If you tick yes to one or more of the symptoms of Candida listed below then confirmation of the diagnosis is only a simple non-invasive test away.

The most common Candida symptom: Bloating, especially after eating;

Other frequent Candida symptoms: Diarrhoea or constipation: these symptoms although apparently direct opposites may frequently alternate in a patient.

Other typical symptoms of Candida overgrowth include: nausea, acid regurgitation, extreme tiredness, lethargy, sweet cravings, IBS, depression, allergies, recurrent colds, eczema, palpitations, recurrent vaginal thrush or cystitis, fungal toe infections and oral thrush.

We, at the Wilma Kirsten Clinic in Harley Street, London, and Oxford, urge you not to continue struggling with these distressing symptoms or trying to cope with these symptoms as help and treatment can very simply be at hand.

To identify if your symptoms are indeed Candida albicans, order a non-invasive Comprehensive Candida Stool Analysis Test today.

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The Wilma Kirsten Clinic approach to identifying yeast overgrowth

The non-invasive Comprehensive Stool Analysis Candida test which can be performed in the comfort of your own home can ascertain whether your symptoms are related to yeast and if Candida is indeed the culprit. This Candida test identifies which sub species of Candida you may have and determines what specific medication and herbal supplement is most effective for successful treatment in each individual case.

Once diagnosis is confirmed, a consultation with our friendly qualified nutritionist either at our Harley Street, London or Oxford clinic, or over the phone will allow a comprehensive profile of your diet and lifestyle to be analyzed and a suitable anti-Candida diet to be recommended.

Findings at the Wilma Kirsten Clinic

The Wilma Kirsten Clinic considers testing a fundamental part in establishing the best protocol to address distressing symptoms and uses a comprehensive stool analysis to confirm the presence of yeast. Furthermore even though most of the literature on yeast focuses on Candida albicans, the findings of this clinic indicate that the prevalence of Candida albicans is a lot less than expected.

Non-invasive stool analysis sample size: 707
Percentage of patients who tested positive for yeast overgrowth: 61% (434/707)
Percentage of yeast positive patients who tested positive for Candida albicans specifically: 17%
Percentage of yeast positive patients who additionally tested positive for bacterial infection: 13%
Percentage of yeast positive patients who additionally tested positive for parasitic infection: 22%
Percentage of yeast positive patients who additionally tested positive for both bacteria + parasites: 6%

If you want to ensure that your symptoms are yeast related and that you indeed have Candida albicans, then testing is the first step.

Say Goodbye to Candida

For any queries, to order a test kit or to make an appointment please contact The Wilma Kirsten Clinic by email.

If you would like to speak to Wilma Kirsten direct, call +44 (0)787 608 4829

Alternatively email your telephone number and Wilma Kirsten will contact you at a convenient time to discuss how to proceed without any cost to you.

For more information on Wilma Kirsten including her experience and qualifications please click here

Case study

Nigel consulted with me because he wanted to address his presenting symptoms which included bloating, stomach cramps, flatulence and lower back pain. A full comprehensive stool analysis revealed that Nigel had dysbiotic yeast, called Saccharomyces cerevisiae/boulardii at a very high level. He additionally had a mild overgrowth of Candida albicans.

Specific functional food recommendations combined with dose specific anti-fungal supplementation were incorporated and a re-test three months later showed absolutely no yeast being present in his gut and that treatment was indeed successful in eliminating Candida and other yeasts which he tested positive for.

Fischer, E. (1982) ‘How Long do Dermatophytes Survive in the Water of Indoor Pools?’ Dermatologica, Vol. 165, No. 4, pp. 352–4.

The Wilma Kirsten Clinic uses the new inspiring anti-candida cookbook by Rebecca Richardson to give patients recipe ideas when test results are positive for yeast overgrowth.