THE CANDIDA TEST

Are you Health Problems Yeast Connected?

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THE HIGHER THE OVERALL SCORE, THE GREATER IS THE PROBABILITY OF A SERIOUS CANDIDA PROBLEM.

  1. Have you taken repeated courses of antibiotic drugs?
  2. Have you been troubled by premenstrual tension, abdominal pain, menstrual problems, vaginitis, prostatitis or loss of sexual interest?
  3. Does exposure to tobacco, perfume or other chemical odours provoke moderate to severe symptoms?
  4. Do you crave sugar, breads, alcoholic beverages?
  5. Are you bothered by recurrent digestive problems?
  6. Are you bothered by fatigue or depression symptoms?
  7. Are you bothered by hives, psoriasis or other chronic skin rashes?
  8. Have you ever taken birth control pills?
  9. Are you bothered by headaches, muscle and joint pains or incoordination of movement?
  10. Do you feel bad all over, yet the cause hasn't been found?

YES - NO

If you have 3 or 4 "yes" answers, yeasts possibly play a role in your illness.

If you have 5 to 7 "yes" answers, yeast probably causes your symptoms.

If you have more than 8 'yes' replies, yeast almost certainly is involved.

SECTION A : HISTORY

  1. Have you ever taken “broad spectrum” antibiotics for acne for a month or more? If yes enter 25 points
  2. Have you at any time in your life taken "broad spectrum" antibiotics for respiratory, urinary or other infections (for 2 months or longer, or in shorter courses 4 or more times in a year?) 20 points
  3. Have you taken a "broad spectrum" antibiotic drug - even a single course? 6 points
  4. Have you, at any time in your life, been bothered by persistent prostatitis, vaginitis or other problems affecting reproductive organs? 25 points
  5. Have you been pregnant two or more times? 5 points. One pregnancy? 3 points
  6. Have you taken Prednisone or other cortisone-type drug for more than two weeks? 15 points Two weeks or less? 6 points
  7. Have you taken birth control pills for more than 2 years? 15 points For more than six months and up to two years? 8 points
  8. Does exposure to perfumes, insecticides, fabric shop odours and other chemicals provoke moderate to severe symptoms? 20 points For mild symptoms? 5 points
  9. Are your symptoms worse on damp, muggy days or in mouldy places? 20 points
  10. Have you had athlete's foot, ring worm, "jock itch" or other chronic fungous infections of the skin or nails? Have such infections been severe or persistent? 20 points For mild to moderate? 10 points
  11. Do you crave sugar or sweet foods? 10 points
  12. Do you crave breads? 10 points
  13. Do you crave alcoholic beverages? 10 points
  14. Does tobacco smoke really bother you? 10 points

TOTAL SCORE FROM SECTION A (Maximum 253)

POINTS.....................................................


SECTION B : MAJOR SYMPTOMS

For each of your symptoms, enter the score figure' in the points column:

  • If a symptom is OCCASIONAL or MILD score 3 pointsI
  • f a symptom is FREQUENT or MODERATELY SEVERE score 6 points
  • If a symptom is SEVERE or DISABLING score 9 points
  1. Fatigue or lethargy
  2. Feeling of being "drained"
  3. Poor memory
  4. Feeling "spacey" or "unreal"
  5. Depression
  6. Numbness, burning or tingling
  7. Muscle aches
  8. Muscle weakness or paralysis
  9. Pain and/or swelling in joints
  10. Abdominal pain
  11. Constipation
  12. Diarrhoea
  13. Bloating
  14. Troublesome vaginal discharge
  15. Persistent vaginal burning or itching
  16. Prostatitis
  17. Impotence
  18. Loss of sexual desire
  19. Cramps and/or other menstrual irregularities
  20. Premenstrual tension
  21. Spots in front of the eyes
  22. Erratic vision

TOTAL SCORE FROM SECTION B (Maximum 207)

POINTS

SECTION C OTHER SYMPTOMS

For each of your symptoms, enter the score figure in the points column:

  • If a symptom is OCCASIONAL or MILD Score 1 point
  • If a symptom is FREQUENT and/or MODERATELY SEVERE Score 2 points
  • If a symptom is SEVERE and/or DISABLING Score 3 points
  1. Drowsiness
  2. Incoordination
  3. Irritability or jittery
  4. Inability to concentrate
  5. Frequent mood swings
  6. Headache
  7. Dizziness/loss of balance
  8. Pressure above ears, feeling of head swelling or tingling
  9. Itching
  10. Other rashes
  11. Heartburn
  12. Indigestion
  13. Belching and intestinal gas
  14. Mucus in stools
  15. Haemorrhoids
  16. Dry mouth
  17. Rash or blisters in mouth
  18. Bad breath
  19. Joint swelling or arthritis
  20. Nasal congestion or discharge
  21. Post nasal drip
  22. Nasal itching
  23. Sore or dry throat
  24. Cough
  25. Pain or tightness in chest
  26. Wheezing or shortness of breath
  27. Urgency or urinary frequency
  28. Burning on urination
  29. Burning or watering of the eyes
  30. Failing vision
  31. Recurrent infections or fluid in the ears
  32. Ear pain or deafness
  • TOTAL SCORE, SECTION A /253

  • TOTAL SCORE, SECTION B /207

  • TOTAL SCORE, SECTION C / 96

  • TOTAL GRAND SCORE /556

POINTS

INTERPRETATION

Candida/Yeast problems almost certainly present if score higher than 180 for women or 140 for men.

Candida/Yeast problems are probably present if score is 120 to 180 for women and 90 to 140 for men.

Candida/Yeast problems are possibly present if score is 60 to 119 for women and 40 to 89 for men.

Candida/Yeast problems are less likely if score is below 60 for women and below 40 for men.

(From W.G. Crook: The Yeast Connection)