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If you experience candida overgrowth or yeast infection symptoms and find them unbearable, you are not alone.
It is estimated that 7 out of 10 people in north America suffer from candida and yeast infections.
For many people, this mean multiple symptoms all over the body at the same time. Symptoms you can see that may also affect the way you feel.
Self Care Or See My Doctor?
Self care is very common, especially for minor infections. If your symptoms however, become chronic, affect your quality of life, or if you are unsure that causes them, it is always best to see your doctor. Especially since there may be an underlying medical condition that causes the candida overgrowth.
Our mission statement at Candida Specialists: provide you the most accurate and reliable information to help you in both areas:
- Safe & effective natural self care: see: candida cleanse.
- How to find the best doctors for candida issues. (See below).
Best Doctors For Candida Overgrowth
A common approach to candida overgrowth and yeast infection is to prescribe topical, vaginal and/or oral antifungal treatment. This approach can relieve the symptoms short term, although in many cases it does not address the cause of the infection, which is usually imbalance in the body or an underlying medical condition.
- Symptoms keep coming back.
- Symptoms become worse, as the source of the issues left untreated and evolves.
Functional medicine doctors are physicians who got specific training aim to understand the cause, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic diseases such as candida overgrowth, diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders.
In most cases, the treatment is patient-centered and tailored based on each patient unique needs. Treatment may also require dietary and lifestyle changes.
Your First Visit With A Functional Medicine Practitioner
What To Expect:
The patient and functional medicine practitioner work together to get a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors.
For this reason, your first visit with a functional medicine practitioner may take much more time compared to a conventional health provider. On average, your first visit may take one to two hours.
This is essential in order to capture all the needed details and symptoms you may have, and to fully uncover the cause and the ideal treatment you may need.
You should expect..:
- Share your medical, personal and family history.
- Your symptoms.
- Previous experience you may have had with other healthcare providers.
- Physical examination.
- Laboratory testing when applicable.
I Can’t Find Candida Specialists Near Me
Finding the best candida doctor is always a combination of relevant professional experience, as well as the personal connection between you and your doctor.
If you have had recurrent candida or yeast infections for a while, you may want to work with a functional medicine practitioner, to find the cause or reason behind these repeated infections. If you can’t find a functional medicine doctor near you, many functional medicine physicians also offer a phone consultation, or video chat, which may help you learn more about your options and may save you time. The following links feature functional medicine medical doctors (MD) who offer online/phone consultation:
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