THE CANDIDA TEST

ARE YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS YEAST-CONNECTED ?

TO FIND OUT ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONNAIRE.
THE HIGHER THE OVERALL SCORE, THE GREATER IS THE PROBABILITY
OF A SERIOUS CANDIDA PROBLEM.

Answer YES or NO to these questions.

Have you taken repeated courses of antibiotic drugs? _____________

Have you been troubled by premenstrual tension, abdominal pain, menstrual problems, vaginitis, prostatitis or loss of sexual interest? _____________

Does exposure to tobacco, perfume or other chemical odours provoke moderate to severe
symptoms? _____________

Do you crave sugar, breads, alcoholic beverages? _____________

Are you bothered by recurrent digestive problems? _____________

Are you bothered by fatigue or depression symptoms? _____________

Are you bothered by hives, psoriasis or other chronic skin rashes? _____________

Have you ever taken birth control pills? _____________

Are you bothered by headaches, muscle & joint pains or incoordination of movement? _________

Do you feel bad all over, yet the cause hasn't been found? _____________

HOW TO SCORE:

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

Have you ever taken “broad spectrum” antibiotics for acne for a month or more?
If YES enter 25 points_____________

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?)
If yes enter 20 points_____________

Have you taken a "broad spectrum" antibiotic drug - even a single course?
If YES enter 6 points_____________

Have you, at any time in your life, been bothered by persistent prostatitis, vaginitis or other problems affecting reproductive organs? If YES enter 25 points_____________

Have you been pregnant two or more times? 5 points. One pregnancy?
If YES enter 3 points_____________

Have you taken Prednisone or other cortisone-type drug for more than two weeks? If YES enter 15 points

Two weeks or less? If YES enter 6 points

Have you taken birth control pills for more than 2 years? If YES enter 15 points_____________

For more than six months and up to two years? If YES enter 8 points_____________

Does exposure to perfumes, insecticides, fabric shop odours and other chemicals provoke moderate to severe symptoms? If YES enter 20 points_____________

For mild symptoms? If YES enter 5 points_____________

Are your symptoms worse on damp, muggy days or in mouldy places?
If YES enter 20 points_____________

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? If YES enter 20 points_____________

For mild to moderate? If YES enter 10 points_____________

Do you crave sugar or sweet foods? If YES enter 10 points_____________

Do you crave breads? If YES enter 10 points_____________

Do you crave alcoholic beverages? If YES enter 10 points_____________

Does tobacco smoke really bother you? If YES enter 10 points_____________

TOTAL SCORE FROM SECTION A (Maximum 253) TOTAL 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 points

  • If a symptom is FREQUENT or MODERATELY SEVERE score 6 points

  • If a symptom is SEVERE or DISABLING score 9 points

Fatigue or lethargy __________________

Feeling of being "drained" __________________

Poor memory __________________

Feeling "spacey" or "unreal" __________________

Depression __________________

Numbness, burning or tingling __________________

Muscle aches __________________

Muscle weakness or paralysis __________________

Pain and/or swelling in joints __________________

Abdominal pain __________________

Constipation __________________

Diarrhoea __________________

Bloating __________________

Troublesome vaginal discharge __________________

Persistent vaginal burning or itching __________________

Prostatitis __________________

Impotence __________________

Loss of sexual desire __________________

Cramps and/or other menstrual irregularities __________________

Premenstrual tension __________________

Spots in front of the eyes __________________

Erratic vision __________________


TOTAL SCORE FROM SECTION B (Maximum 207) TOTAL 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

Drowsiness __________________

Incoordination __________________

Irritability or jittery __________________

Inability to concentrate __________________

Frequent mood swings __________________

Headache __________________

Dizziness/loss of balance __________________

Pressure above ears, feeling of head swelling or tingling __________________

Itching __________________

Other rashes __________________

Heartburn __________________

Indigestion __________________

Belching and intestinal gas __________________

Mucus in stools __________________

Haemorrhoids __________________

Dry mouth __________________

Rash or blisters in mouth __________________

Bad breath __________________

Joint swelling or arthritis __________________

Nasal congestion or discharge __________________

Post nasal drip __________________

Nasal itching __________________

Sore or dry throat __________________

Cough __________________

Pain or tightness in chest __________________

Wheezing or shortness of breath __________________

Urgency or urinary frequency __________________

Burning on urination __________________

Burning or watering of the eyes __________________

Failing vision __________________

Recurrent infections or fluid in the ears __________________

Ear pain or deafness __________________

TOTAL SCORE FROM SECTION C (Maximum 96) TOTAL POINTS __________________

ADD ALL SCORES TOGETHER FOR TOTAL RESULTS

SCORE FOR SECTION A max/253 __________________

SCORE FOR SECTION B max/207 __________________

SCORE FOR SECTION max C/ 96 __________________

GRAND TOTAL SCORE max/556 ___________________

INTERPRETATION OF POINTS SCORE

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)


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