Stool Testing

One of the oldest and best methods of determining what is going on inside the human body is to closely watch what goes in, and study what comes out.

 

Because what we eat is critically important to our overall health, and the quality of our diet in the Western world, though diverse and often delicious, is often of poor quality and very little nutritional value. If you look at the explosion of junk food over the last few decades, it’s no wonder why there are full-blown epidemics of obesity, diabetes, bowel diseases, and other maladies.

 

The digestive tract is the part of the body that takes the brunt of your dietary impact, and in order to properly process the food you eat, and to absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from them, and at the same time protect your body form harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites, keeping your digestive tract healthy is vitally important. Also, many medical conditions often originate with abnormalities and problems in the gut, so testing this part of the body is extremely important.

 

There are many ways to analyze this part of the body. Gastroenterologists often perform very unpleasant invasive procedures like endoscopies and colonoscopies, which at times can be the only method of diagnosing certain conditions, but for studying the general health of the digestive tract, one of the more efficient methods is through stool sample analysis.

 

This analysis can detect parasites, bacteria (both good and bad), viruses, amoebas, worms, inflammation, etc. to generate tons of important information that can help your medical professionals confirm diagnoses, as well as provide target specific health programs to improve the condition of your gut and your overall health.

 

FAQ

 

If I have an inflammatory bowel disease, is it safe to take this test?

 

Yes, in fact many bowel diseases and disorders can mimic each other and this test can often discover misdiagnoses or confirm an existing one. It can also identify parasites and harmful organisms that can cause bowel disorder symptoms. It can also identify problems in the gut that may be causing or exacerbating other symptoms in other parts of the body.

 

I have already been diagnosed with a bowel disorder, is it necessary to take this test?

 

In order to determine if your doing better or worse on your treatment program, this test may have to be conducted routinely in order to gauge results, track progress, and, if necessary, modify the treatment program.

 

Summary

 

Stool testing is one of the most accurate, and least invasive, methods of identifying and monitoring health problems that originate in the intestines. Many autoimmune diseases/inflammatory conditions are correlated with inflammation that originates in the digestive tract.