Candida Overgrowth Treatment Toledo

Treat Candida Overgrowth with Functional Medicine

What's candida?

Candida is a yeast found in the mouth, intestines and skin. It is generally harmless and doesn't cause any problems. However, in some cases it can lead to health problems.

What's candida overgrowth?

We have already discussed that there is a normal amount candida in every person's body. Candia can grow uncontrollably in some people due to underlying health problems. This is known as candida overgrowth.


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If candida levels are higher than normal, it can cause damage to the intestinal wall. It can also penetrate the blood vessels and release toxic substances.

This is when it begins to destroy various parts of your body, causing autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalances like fatigue, thyroid, fatigue, and gut-related problems like IBS.

Although candida can be tolerated in small quantities, an overgrowth of yeast can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and even dangerous complications.


What causes candida overgrowth?

Candida is a necessary yeast that helps with many body functions. Sometimes, however, when the ideal balance of these microbes becomes disturbed, problems can occur.

The most common reason is the destruction of the good bacteria balance through antibiotics, steroids or poor lifestyle choices.

The good bacteria in your body can become less effective and the candida can multiply in large quantities if it is given sugars or carbs.

Overgrowth of candida, or candidiasis, eventually leads to inflammation and infection within the body. This can lead to many problems.

The primary causes of candida growth are -

  • Medications - Antibiotics, some steroids

  • Diet - High sugar, simple carbs
  • Compromised immunity - through infections or through medications like steroids
  • Stress
  • Toxins in our environment
  • High alcohol intake

It is important to be aware of the risk factors that can lead to candida overgrowth. Only if you can identify the root cause of your candida problem, then it is possible to treat the issue.

Functional Medicine is precisely that. Functional Medicine identifies the root cause of candida overgrowth and provides treatment.




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Candida Symptoms

Candida overgrowth can often be accompanied by very common symptoms. These common symptoms can make it difficult to identify candida problems.

Candida Overgrowth can be characterized by:

  1. Constipation, diarrhea and bloating are all symptoms.
  2. Infections of skin, vaginal, and nail fungalities
  3. Feeling tired or fatigued
  4. Sugar cravings
  5. Brain fog and trouble concentrating
  6. Depression, mood swings, anxiety, irritability
  7. It is difficult to lose weight


How do you know you have Candida Overgrowth?

Candida Overgrowth can be indicated by the symptoms listed above. How can you tell if you have Candida Overgrowth?

A few simple tests can help determine if you have candida problems.

  • Blood test

A blood test can show if your body has produced any antibodies against candida. These tests can detect if your body has produced any antibodies against candida.

Candida overgrowth is detected by IgG, IgM, and candida complex antibodies.

Sometimes, however, antibodies might not form properly if your immune system is compromised. Even if you have candida overgrowth issues, your blood test could be negative.

  • Stool test -

Functional medicine can perform several types of stool tests. This test can help to detect candida overgrowth.

The stool test will allow for the culturing and testing of candida fungus. There is no dependence on the functioning of antibodies or the immune systems.

  • Organic acid testing -

Analyses of organic acids in urine are done to determine if there are any metabolites of candida growth like acetaldehyde, lactate, or pyruvate.

This organic acid test can be used to determine how much yeast is in your body, and where it is located.

There are many treatment options available for candidiasis once you have been diagnosed.

Candida Overgrowth diet

Functional Medicine treatments may also include dietary modifications. Although there is no proven food that can improve candida overgrowth, some foods have been shown to be beneficial to the candida. You can reduce the risk of developing candida overgrowth by avoiding these foods.

Avoid foods that can cause Candida Overgrowth.

  • Sugar
  • Fast food and processed food
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Sugary drinks and soda pops

It is also important to eat a balanced diet, preferably one that is plant-based.

Dr. Gupta’s approach to treating Candida Overgrowth

Once you have identified that you have a candidiasis problem then various treatment options are available to get rid of this issue completely.



Supplements for Candida Overgrowth

Functional Medicine Treatment for Candida Overgrowth also includes proper supplements that will help your body heal properly.

Supplements that are very important in the treatment of candida overgrowth include:

  • Oregano oil
  • Thyme
  • Caprylic acid
  • Probiotic called Saccharomyces Boulardii
  • Garlic as Allicin

Before you take any supplements, consult a Functional Medicine doctor in Houston for Candida Overgrowth Treatment.



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Remember that candida can be very difficult to treat so it is important to seek out a functional medicine physician who is skilled in treating candida issues.

It is often difficult to get rid of candida. Complex protocols are required.

You should also be aware that Candida supplements may cause multiple die-off reactions. This is why it is important to consult a functional medicine provider for help with your candida treatment.

Toledo's functional medicine doctor can diagnose the root cause and create a treatment plan that suits your body.



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