Here is an abbreviated version of a questionnaire designed to test for Candida, that was created by Dr. William Crook. For a more detailed, clinically-proven questionnaire, along with our own Candida questionnaire, take a look at our Ultimate Candida Diet treatment plan.
The main difficulty with testing for Candida is that almost everyone has it! Most of the time this is not a problem, but it can start to damage your health when Candida albicans becomes pathogenic and starts to spread through your gut. Questionnaires like this give us a valuable insight into whether Candida is becoming a issue.
|1. Have you taken repeated or prolonged courses of antibacterial drugs?||4||0|
|2. Have you been bothered by recurrent vaginal, prostate or urinary infections?||3||0|
|3. Do you feel "sick all over," yet the cause hasn't been found?||2||0|
|4. Are you bothered by hormone disturbances, including PMS, menstrual irregularities, sexual dysfunction, sugar craving, low body temperature or fatigue?||2||0|
|5. Are you unusually sensitive to tobacco smoke, perfumes, colognes and other chemical odors?||2||0|
|6. Are you bothered by memory or concentration problems? Do you sometimes feel "spaced out"?||2||0|
|7. Have you taken prolonged courses of prednisone or other steroids; or have you taken "the pill" for more than 3 years?||2||0|
|8. Do some foods disagree with you or trigger your symptoms?||1||0|
|9. Do you suffer with constipation, diarrhea, bloating or abdominal pain?||1||0|
|10. Does your skin itch, tingle or burn; or is it unusually dry; or are you bothered by rashes?||1||0|
|11. When you wake up, do you have a white coating on your tongue?||1||0|
Interpreting the Results
A score of 10 or greater indicates that your health problems may be connected to a yeast overgrowth.
A score of 13 or higher suggests that they are almost certainly yeast connected.
A score of 8 or greater indicates that your health problems may be connected to a yeast overgrowth.
A score of 11 or higher suggests that they are almost certainly yeast connected.