Ellen Tibentest with Candida
This test is specially compiled by Ellen Tiben and consists of:
- Free T4 (FT4)
- T3 (TT3)
- Candida IgA
- Candida IgG
- Candida Antigen
Thyroid abnormalities lead to all kinds of vague symptoms. With an overactive thyroid, these include: a rapid heartbeat, weight loss, nervousness, trembling hands, irritated eyes, sleeping problems and feeling agitated. In women, an irregular menstrual cycle may also occur. Thyroid hormone deficiency results in weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold easily, fatigue, and in women heavy menstrual bleeding
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TSH ensures that the right amount of thyroid hormone is always produced. Thyroid hormone regulates the use of energy in the body and has a kind of thermostat function.
Free T4 ensures that all kinds of processes in the body proceed quickly enough. A too low value indicates a thyroid that works too slowly. A too high FT4 indicates a thyroid that works too fast.
T3 is the hormone that arises from T4 and causes the final effect of thyroid hormone. So actually T3 is more important than T4.
Anti-TPO Thyreoid. microsomal al (TPO).
This test measures antibodies that target the thyroid gland. Normally, the immune system makes antibodies to make unwanted invaders or pathogens harmless. Sometimes something goes wrong, causing antibodies to be made against healthy cells, tissue or organs in the body. It leads to autoimmune diseases in which unintentional damage and inflammation occurs to body tissues and organs, such as the thyroid in this case.
Most healthy people do not have thyroid antibodies in their blood. However, (older) women do have a greater chance (especially as age advances) of producing thyroid autoantibodies. Mildly to moderately increased amounts of thyroid antibodies are found in various thyroid and autoimmune disorders such as diabetes and rheumatism. Highly elevated values indicate a thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's disease (poorly functioning thyroid gland) or Graves' disease (overactivity of the thyroid gland). During pregnancy, these antibodies can also lead to thyroid problems in the unborn child.
Candida Albicans IgA, IgG and antigen
The first signs are often bloating, constipation, flatulence, abdominal cramps and anal itching. In a later stage, the Candida breaks through the protective mucus layer in the intestines and enters the blood. It now travels through the body and grows into a true plague that can cause many symptoms.