Balance your body with effective candida treatment

What is Candida?

Candida is a type of yeast that is a natural inhabitant of the skin, mouth and intestines. While it is normal to have a small amount in these areas, yeast overgrowth can cause problems like thrush, digestive issues and vaginal yeast infections.

Causes, Signs & Symptoms

Oral Candida

Thrush, or oral candida, can be caused by medications like steroids and antibiotics. It typically appears as a white or yellow patchy coating on the tongue, but can also affect the lips and the inside and roof of the mouth.

Gastrointestinal Candida

Yeast overgrowth in the intestines can happen after taking oral antibiotics or when the normal digestive tract environment is disrupted. Symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating.

Vaginal Candida

Oral antibiotics, spermicides and lubricants can cause vaginal yeast infections, or vaginitis, with symptoms of itchiness, redness, discharge, and pain with urination and intercourse.


How is Candida Diagnosed?

Candida diagnosis varies by location of the yeast overgrowth:
  • Thrush is diagnosed with a visual exam.
  • Gastrointestinal yeast overgrowth is diagnosed with stool testing
  • Vaginal yeast infections are diagnosed based on symptoms and vaginal culture.

What is the best Treatment for Candida?

Candida treatment includes oral or topical antifungal medications, natural antifungal supplements, and nutrition and lifestyle guidance to ensure the eradication of yeast and prevent future overgrowth.

Why Choose Spark Health?

At Spark Health, our goal is to get to the underlying root cause of your health concerns and to use a personalized treatment plan to help you with both acute and chronic health concerns. We focus on preventative wellness medicine and work as a team of integrative providers to help you reach optimal health. We offer naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic care, natural pain management and aesthetics to meet all of your healthcare needs. Spark Health was founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, to provide patients in San Diego and Southern California with individualized natural medicine and wellness options.

Frequently Asked Questions

A proper diagnosis is the key to efficient treatment. Your Spark Health doctor will discuss accurate diagnostic and testing methods to make sure that your treatment is safe and effective.

Maintaining healthy yeast and bacterial balance is vital to preventing recurrent yeast overgrowth. Probiotic-rich foods help to create a healthy microbiome, and supplements can help to create an environment in the body that is inhospitable towards yeast overgrowth.

A comprehensive stool analysis includes a microbiology panel that shows the types and severity of yeast overgrowth in the digestive tract. This panel includes yeast like candida albicans, candida parapsilosis, candida glabrata, and rhodotorula.

Yes, all treatments are done at home with oral and topical medications and supplements.

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