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.

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 or for two weeks or less? 6 points

7.        Have you taken birth control pills for more than 2 years? 15 points or 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, or 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, 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 points

             If 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)

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