Intestinal flora testing
- Determination of the cause of GI disorders;
- Diagnosis of the presence of useful and pathogenic microorganisms;
- Detailed discussion of the results and nutrition recommendations;
- Therapy selection.
There are more than 500 different microorganisms in the intestines, which represents an extremely complex ecosystem. In the intestines, along with the liver, the most active metabolic process takes place. The gut flora provides control over the growth of pathogenic microorganisms, peristalsis stimulation, acceleration of vitamin synthesis and human immune system training.
Microflora disorder is directly connected with the certain diseases of the intestines and allergic reactions. Balance impairment between useful and potentially pathogenic species can lead to the excessive multiplication of proteolytic microorganisms (Klebsiella, Proteus, Clostridium), as well as to Candida albicans growth, which in turn can contribute to the damaging of the intestinal mucosa. Corresponding symptoms are diarrhea, flatulence, susceptibility to infections, chronic fatigue, abdominal pain.
If imbalance is detected, the intestinal microbiota can be normalized via systematized intake of probiotics. Various strains of bacteria of useful intestinal flora (bifidobacteria, lactobacilli, escherichia coli, enterococci), colonize the colon, where they positively influence on the human health. Therefore, timely diagnosis of the intestinal flora should be an integral part of regular medical exams.