Do you think you have Candida

candida-300x300The name Candida comes from the name of a fungal species called Candida albicans. Candida albicans is one of many fungal species that occur naturally in the intestinal flora. There is otherwise at least 20 different species of candida in the gut, as well as many other fungal species Rhodoturola, Cryptococcus, Saccharomyces system, etcetera Intestine consisting of a complex interaction of many bacterial and fungal species. For the intestine to be healthy it is important that the level of benign intestinal flora bacteria are at an optimum level. These are bacteria that can combat unfavorable flora (dysbiosis), so this will emerge.

The level of benign intestinal flora bacteria can be compromised by such use of antibiotics. In general, we say that the more broad-spectrum and powerful antibiotics is and the longer cure one stands on, the greater the likelihood that the benign intestinal flora is weakened. The consequence of this is that it may result in a growth of unfavorable intestinal flora. There are also other ways level of benign intestinal flora bacteria may be weakened, as a high intake of alcohol.

A reduction of benign intestinal flora bacteria, fungal species easier to grow up, and thus lead to a dysbiotisk intestinal flora. Because there are many species of fungi that can grow up besides Candida albicans we do not say that the patient has “Candida” but fungal (fungi) dysbiosis. Other examples of dysbiotisk gut flora when unfavorable intestinal bacteria, virus or parasite is growing up. Regarding parasittinifeksjon this often leads also to a mushroom growing.

Symptoms of growth of fungi in the gut flora is often complex. It may be related to digestion with ailments such as loose or hard stools, abdominal discomfort, unpleasant flatulence and nausea / loss of appetite, itching at the rectum ETC. It can also provide more general complaints such as fatigue; even at the slightest exertion, fog sensation in the head with concentration problems, mood swings / depression and hunger for sweets, milk or buns. When patients come to Functional Medical Center, we are committed to study wide. It means that we first have a review of the patient’s problems and are working to form a picture of what might be the underlying causes of the patient’s suffering. We will then decide which tests are appropriate taking. This may include a stool test how we study the intestinal flora of the patient, ie. level of benign bacteria, and whether it is growth of unfavorable bacteria, fungi or parasites. In some cases it is just a case of correct intestinal flora for the patient to get well. It is nevertheless important to consider whether the patient has other underlying causes of suffering. This can be anything from food intolerances, leaky gut syndrome (increased permeability of the gut), reduced nedbrygning of peptides, heavy load system, etcetera Without dealing with all underlying causes is difficult to make a full recovery.
To correct a fungal (fungi) dysbiosis is often complicated and often involves many long processes. Here the functional medical center, we are concerned that this is done thoroughly, then we see that the difference between a good and a bad proceeding stands or falls on whether everything is in order. Changing tarmfloradysbiose involves several steps.

We follow the “5R” method:

  • Remove- Removing unfavorable intestinal flora, irritants and allergens (incl. Food)
  • REPLACE Replace (stomach acid, fordøyeslsesenzymer, bile and others)
  • Reinoculate- restoration of a good intestinal flora
  • Repair- Repairing intestinal mucosa
  • Remain- Maintaining a good bowel function

In practice this is to remove unfavorable intestinal flora, build good flora, and optimize a diet that would strengthen the good flora. In addition, other imbalances be corrected, such as vitamin and mineral imbalances. Lifestyle and exercise are also factors that may have a lot to say to rectify in a tarmfloradysbiose.