Candida is a yeast that belongs to the group of fungi and molds. In humans, it is present in the intestines as a commensal, which means that it lives in harmony with many other intestinal microorganisms and normally does not cause any harm.
In certain circumstances, it can become aggressive and cause infection, penetrating into the cells of the intestinal wall, where it becomes ingrained and is difficult to remove. Damage to the intestinal mucous membrane occurs, which affects its normal protective function. This allows the passage of larger and harmful molecules into the bloodstream, resulting in various diseases. Many experts believe an overgrowth of candida cannot be reliably confirmed by standard tests. Therefore, the syndrome is called fungal-type dysbiosis, as there are also dysbioses caused by other pathogenic microorganisms.
Factors that predict candida include intestinal problems, vaginal inflammation, and the use of steroids or antibiotics which destroy normal microflora. The result is an overgrowth of yeast organisms.
BICOM bioresonance is an excellent test procedure for determining candida overgrowth.