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Candida Symptoms and Spit Test

Candida Symptoms and Spit Test How to diagnose Candida

Candida is a disease that many people have never heard of, let alone know what the symptoms are, and even some doctors don't immediately make the correct diagnosis. The symptoms of Candida are numerous and could be connected to many other conditions.

Candida Albicans is a yeast that lives naturally in the human body and normally causes no problems. But when something happens to upset the balance of this bacteria the yeast organism expands and takes over all the healthy micro-organisms.

Candida normally lives in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals but can burrow through the blood stream and get into any organ in the body. Once that happens it will emit over 70 toxins and it can cause more serious illnesses, some sufferers can be incapacitated by the disease.

Because the symptoms could be related to a number of diseases, many Candida sufferers will spend years going from doctor to doctor only to be told they are suffering from stress or the problems are psychological.

Some of the most common symptoms of Candida are

  • Abdominal gas and bloating
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Excessive tiredness and/or muscle weakness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Vaginitis and rectal itching
  • Inability to concentrate and memory loss
  • Hyperactivity and mood swings/irritability
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • acne/eczema
  • Inflammation of the sinuses
  • Dizzy spells
  • Persistent cough
  • Earache
  • Low sex drive
  • Sensitivity to smells and chemicals
  • Thrush
  • Athletes foot
  • Sore throat
  • Acid reflux/indigestion
  • Chronic pain

Candida symptoms vary from person to person and not all the symptoms occur at the same time, which is why it is so difficult to diagnose.

One of the commonest tests to determine whether the patient has Candida is the Spit Test. Not all medical practitioners believe in this test as they feel it cannot be relied upon.

The patient is given the following instructions

  1. As soon as they wake up they must get a glass of clean water - not tap water but pure bottled water
  2. Spit into the glass and watch what the saliva does for 15 minutes

If any of the following occurs the chances are the patient is suffering from Candida.

  • The saliva stays at the top of the water and thin strands that look like string or spider's legs extend downwards
  • The saliva sinks to the boot, and looks cloudy
  • The saliva is suspended in mid air and looks like specks that are floating round the glass.

Most Candida infections can be treated at home with prescription medication. Anti-fungal drugs usually clear up the trouble, but the infection can reoccur. Keeping skin clean, dry and free from cuts and abrasions can help prevent skin Candida infections,

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