Candida IBS Specialist and Testing

Harley Street Specialist for Candida and Chronic IBS
If you are looking for specialist treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, systemic Candida and appropriate testing, then Bclinical Ltd can help you. As a nutrition specialist working in Harley Street, Carolyn Leigh BSc N.Med BANT can diagnose and provide treatments for Candida, thrush, fungal yeast infections, diverticultitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS and also food intolerances or food allergies.

Candida Albicans (Candidiasis)

Candida is actually an extremely common condition; in fact, one out of three people may be affected by it within their lifetime. But what is it exactly? It is actually yeast bacteria that has metamorphosed into an aggressive pathogenic fungal overgrowth. This form of bacteria is naturally found in the human intestinal tract, and usually doesn’t cause any health issues. However, it can spread; thus becoming systemic and causing symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, arthritis and flu-like symptoms. This is more common in those with weak immune systems, and those who suffer from chronic stress. It can also be caused by antibiotics, steroids, smoking, poor diet, chemotherapy and hormone replacement therapy.

The digestive system is where many health problems begin, because this is where your body collects nutrition for every cell; in fact it is the first defence for the immune system. Many everyday foods can cause problems within the human body; for example, wheat gluten and cow’s milk products can cause the digestive tract to become irritated and inflamed. Your health may also be affected if there is an imbalance between the good and bad bacteria; this is known as dysbiosis and can often result in the digestive system not functioning as effectively as it should.

Candida can contribute to Chronic IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects up to 1 in 5 people in the UK, and according to statistics women are more likely to suffer from the condition than men.

What is chronic IBS? It is a deep seated functional bowl disorder that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include diarrhoea, bloating, constipation, excessive bowel movements, poor bowel movements, pain in the abdomen and wind.

It is important that these conditions are diagnosed early, as they can contribute to more severe health problems in later life.

Candida Symptoms

Candida is recognisable from the following symptoms; sugar cravings, flatulence, thrush, bad breath, thrush, a white coating on the tongue, aching/flu symptoms and fungal skin infections. It can also affect you mentally, causing problems such as blurred vision, foggy thinking, mood swings, poor concentration and even depression.

Appointments for Candida or Chronic IBS

As Carolyn has personally suffered from Candida, you can be certain that you’ll receive treatments of the highest possible quality. She is incredibly passionate about nutritional medicine, and has a wealth of experience when providing nutritional therapies for both conditions. She has an exceptionally high success rate when it comes to treating these two common conditions. Carolyn offers professional diagnosis and/or testing for both conditions, so if you would like to book an appointment please call us on 0800 255 0482 to discuss your condition. You can also make an appointment via email simply by emailing

The Approach to Diagnosis and Candida Testing

Phase 1: Confirming the Root Cause
When an appointment is first confirmed, we will send you a medical questionnaire via email to gather essential information with regards to your medical history, lifestyle and diet. We will further investigate this as part of your first consultation. We will perform a clinical case review, as well as a professional diagnosis, to discover the root cause of the condition or illness that you are experiencing. This will help us to determine the best course of treatments for you personally.

Phase 2: Testing and Interpreting Test Results for Candida

Chronic IBS
If further testing is needed we will offer only sophisticated tests and the most relevant tests for your condition. Our accredited laboratories are highly regulated. The tests that we offer include Food Intolerances/Allergies and Pathogenic Bacteria such as Clostridium Difficile, Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella, Citrobacter freundii, Klebsiella and Candida Albicans. They can also detect parasites such as Blastocystis Hominis and Dientamoeba Fragilis.

Phase 3: Returning the Balance to Normal Life.
Once we have determined the root cause of your condition or health problem, we will advise you with treatments such as functional medicine and nutritional therapy. The aim is to target your condition and to improve the quality of your health.

For more information with regards to our treatments, please get in touch and book your consultation today.