Gut Health Test
About the Package:
A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. From nervous and immune systems to mental health and digestive function, a healthy gut plays a pivotal role in your overall well-being. Our gut is occupied by enhanced flora of microbiota. The microbiome contains both good bacteria and bad bacteria. The gut microbiome plays a very important role in your health by helping control digestion and promoting immune system and many other aspects of health.
Digestive diseases affect almost everyone from something as small as indigestion to gallstones and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis etc. Signs of an unhealthy gut may show up as:
Mental health issues (such as depression and anxiety)
Fatigue or lethargy
Dysbiosis risk markers:
Gut dysbiosis is a term that can be defined as the imbalance of gut microbiota associated with an unhealthy outcome. Dysbiosis involves the loss of beneficial microbial and an expansion of pathogenic microbes. As a result, a wide range of digestive disturbance symptoms occurs, including diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and indigestion.
Gut permeability refers to how easily substances pass through the intestinal wall. When the tight connections of intestinal walls become loose, the gut becomes more permeable, which allows bacteria and toxins to pass from the gut into the bloodstream. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as “leaky gut”.
Malabsorption is a disorder that occurs when people are unable to absorb nutrients from their diets, such as carbohydrates, fats, minerals, proteins, or vitamins which could lead to digestive disorders such as diarrhoea and bloating to more serious complications.
Clostridia bacterial overgrowth:
Clostridioides difficile is a bacterium that causes an infection of the colon. Symptoms can range from diarrhea to life-threatening damage to the colon such as inflammation in the colon.
Yeast and bacterial overgrowth:
Candida is a type of fungus that is commonly found on the skin and in the gut and is usually harmless until an overgrowth occurs which leads to gastrointestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Bacterial overgrowth is a term that describes clinical manifestations that occur when the normally low number of bacteria that inhabit the stomach, duodenum, jejunum, significantly increases or becomes overtaken by other pathogens
Who is it for?
All age groups
Why should you do Gut Health Test?
Gut microorganisms play a crucial role in our health. These tests provide an overview of the microorganisms in the gut and whether they are associated with various diseases and disorders. Testing can offer some valuable insights, including inflammatory patterns, and elevated levels of pathogenic microbes which could cause gut health problems.