Donna Gates

Sluggish? Digestive issues? Bloated or carrying extra weight? Weakened immune system?

You may have Candida. Take our candida quiz now and find out.

Fatigue, headaches, mood swings, weight gain, allergies, joint and muscle pain, inflammation: these are just some of the signs that indicate you may unknowingly be suffering from a "silent invader" -Yeast/Candida. The resulting imbalance can be a key factor in myriad health problems including chronic fatigue, food allergies, skin disorders, obesity, depression, digestive disorders, and other immune-related diseases.

Have you taken tetracyclines (Sumycin®, Panmycin®, Vibramycin®,Minocin®, etc.) or other antibiotics for acne for 1 month (or longer)?
Have you, at any time in your life, taken other "broad spectrum" antibiotics for respiratory, urinary or other infections for 2 months or longer, or for shorter periods 4 or more times in a 1-year span?
Have you taken a broad spectrum antibiotic drug - even for one period?
Have you, at any time in your life, been bothered by persistent prostatitis, vaginitis, or other problems affecting your reproductive organs?
How many times have you been pregnant?
For how long have you ever taken birth control pills?
For how long have you ever taken prednisone, Decadron®, or other cortisone-type drugs by mouth or inhalation**?
Does exposure to perfumes, insecticides, fabric shop odors, or other chemicals provoke mild, moderate or severe symptoms?
Are your symptoms worse on damp, muggy days or in moldy places?
Have you had athlete’s foot, ringworm, "jock itch" or other chronic fungus infections of the skin or nails?
Do you crave sugar?
Do you crave breads?
Do you crave alcoholic beverages?
Does tobacco smoke really bother you?
 

* Filling out and scoring this questionnaire should help you and your physician evaluate how Candida Albicans may be contributing to your health problems. Yet it will not provide an automatic yes or no answer. A comprehensive history and physical examination are important. In addition, laboratory studies, x-rays, and other types of tests may also be appropriate.

** The use of nasal or bronchial sprays containing cortisone and/or other steroids promotes overgrowth in the respiratory tract.

This questionnaire is available in quantity from Professional Books, Inc., P.O. Box 3246, Jackson, TN 38302. Prices upon request. Copyright 1984. The Yeast Connection by William G. Crook, M.D. Reprinted with permission.