Stool Flora & Pathogens test

stool test

The adult human intestine contains more than 400 different species of microbes. The stool contains about 1 trillion [1012] organisms in every 10 grams of faecal matter.

This population of gut microflora is essential for healthy development of the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system. Good immunity depends on having a variety of microbes in the gut.

Dysbiosis occurs when the delicate balance of microflora in the gut is disturbed by poor diet, antibiotics, anaesthetics or stress. If the beneficial flora [probiotics] are thus diminished, opportunistic pathogens such as bacteria, parasites or fungi can multiply, upsetting the balance. This can cause, or trigger, the persistence of a variety of chronic conditions and diseases.

Conditions associated with intestinal dysbiosis include: autism, ADHD, acute pancreatitis, fibromyalgia, IBS, inflammatory bowel diseases, chronic constipation, auto-immune diseases and food intolerances.

Dysbiosis often presents with non-specific symptoms such as flatulence and bloating, nausea, abdominal cramps, pains in the joints or rapid weight changes.

The Stool Flora test detects the presence and quantity of 3 strains of normal flora, as well as the quantity of any abnormal pathogenic bacteria or fungi. With this information one can determine how best to restore the balance in the gut by targeting the specific deficiencies or overgrowth.

Contact

Greenhouse Health
9 The Mead
Pinelands
Cape Town
South Africa
ph: +27 (0)21 531 3545
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