Diagnosing Yeast Infections
Most medical doctors are not aware of yeast infections in their patients. They only recognize major systemic candidia, which is the most extreme and life threatening form of having a yeast infection. Astute medical doctors who practice integrative medicine (a combination of natural medicine and conventional medicine) who are familiar with candida yeast infections can test the blood levels for candida antibodies or perform a stool test which will reveal the presence of candida. There are many other common tests that can be used more indirectly to detect the presence of a yeast infection, but the majority of medical doctors are not familiar with and do not know how to interpret these tests for indications of a yeast infection.
The most simple and relatively inexpensive tests that has recently become available for the home user are a simple blood test to determine if you have a yeast infection and another test which will determine if you have a vaginal yeast infection. A kit can be obtained and your test can be completed simply at home giving you a result within minutes. One of the most accurate and valuable tests for detecting a yeast infection in my opinion is the stool analysis, but it is best that you seek special interpretation by a trained practitioner to recognize and treat yeast infections based on these results.
The yeast infection survey on www.yeastinfection.org is the internet’s most comprehensive and widely used yeast infection survey to help those who in doubt of potentially having a yeast infection to make their own accurate diagnosis. In addition, there are many different home tests you can perform on yourself which are free and are available in the book the Candida Crusher.