What on Earth is Candida?

Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast. When overproduced, candida can break down the wall of the intestine and penetrate the bloodstream — releasing toxic byproducts into your body and causing leaky gut. This can lead to many different health problems, from digestive issues to depression.

How do you get candida overgrowth?

The good news is that the healthy bacteria in your gut typically keep your candida levels in check. However, a few factors can cause the candida population to grow out of control:

 

What are common symptoms of candida?

What Can I Do About It?

The first step is knowing it is there.  While blood tests can be used, they also miss things. The best test is a stool culture. However, you must get a comprehensive stool culture in order to make sure you are testing the right things.

To schedule an appointment to diagnose candida, call 770.676.6000

Listen to Progressive Medical’s podcast (below) to find out learn how it is that this bug goes diagnosed, what happens if it is untreated, and how to get rid of it.