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How Stool Analysis Helps in Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

by Kriben Govender Health Advisor
Inflammatory Bowel Disease denotes a collection of two different disorders or conditions namely, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Although these are the most common diseases, there are rarer ones which include lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis which fall under the category of microscopic colitis. What really is of concern is that IBD is chronic and is something that remains life-long and parts of the gut become inflamed. Moreover the part of the gut that is inflamed is dependent upon the type of IBD one has. Further, IBD is autoimmune which means that the immune system of the person suffering from IBD, attacks healthy cells mistakenly considering them to be pathogenic.

How Stool Tests Help?

Our feces can reveal about what is going on in our bodies. Therefore, when the stool or fecal sample is cultured in a Stool Analysis, the condition of the gut microbial composition is found. Our gut is home to billions of microbes. Any imbalance in the gut is bound to create imbalance in the whole human body since food goes through the gastrointestinal system and is digested there. In case of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the test analyzes if you have inflammation, infections or even malabsorption of the nutrients.

In case you are experiencing symptoms that might attribute to IBD, your doctor might call for stool test to find out if an infection like salmonella, campylobacter and clostridum difficile is causing the symptoms. Moreover, the Tests can also reveal that if certain types of protein might have increased and if that increase is causing such inflammation. To add on, in case you are suffering from Crohn’s Disease, your small intestine may be affected thereby adversely affecting the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. A Stool test might just shed some light in this case. To end with, the stool test might just enable the doctor to treat the disease and plan medications accordingly.

If you think you’ve got the symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, do not leave it for the future, but rather get yourself treated as soon as you can. One of the well-known laboratories which perform Stool Analysis is Allele Microbiome located in Victoria, Australia.


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About Kriben Govender Freshman   Health Advisor

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