Facts About Fungal Antibodies and Fungal Overgrowth
- Fungal overgrowth can be the underlying cause of many chronic inﬂammatory symptoms or conditions, and symptoms can be identical to many other systemic infections, requiring highly accurate lab testing to provide deﬁnitive answers.
- Antibodies to fungal microorganisms can often provide clues to fungal overgrowths in the human body that are otherwise difﬁcult to detect, due to bioﬁlm formation.
- In patients with exposure to other fungal infections or mycoses, such as toxic mold exposure, concomitant fungal infections are common, and must also be detected and treated to ensure total return to health and well-being.
Which Patients Need to be Tested for Anti-Fungal Antibodies
Toxins released by fungi can cause multiple systemic symptoms, including but not limited to:
Gastrointestinal: bloating, constipation, gas, heartburn, inﬂammation, irritable bowel syndrome, bad breath (halitosis), oral thrush
Skin: acne, dandruff, anal itching, dermatitis, nail fungus, discolored nails, hives Neurological: poor memory, tingling, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog
Endocrine: adrenal and thyroid malfunction, impotence, sex hormone imbalances