Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is an advanced non-invasive diagnostic tool for assessing gastrointestinal function. As the CDSA combines a large number of tests that evaluate the function of the gastrointestinal tract, a comprehensive picture of a patients gut health can be obtained. The analysis investigates digestion, metabolism, absorption and metabolic markers, pancreatic function, the balance of beneficial bacteria and the presence of pathological bacteria, yeast and parasites.
Symptoms and conditions associated with abnormal gut function:
- Abdominal pain
- Food allergy and sensitivities
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Bad breath
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Brain fog
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chemical sensitivities
- Coeliac Disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Skin conditions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Weight loss
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The gastrointestinal tract has three main functions:
• To digest and absorb important nutrients for the body’s growth and function
• To act as a barrier to keep harmful solutes, luminal antigens and microorganisms from entering the blood.
• Elimination of waste products and toxins
The GI tract influences not only GI health, but is also known as the ‘second brain’, so affects the entire body. Within the gastrointestinal tract more than 500 different bacterial species, in excess of 10 organisms per gram of wet weight, can be detected. These bacteria also play a key role in digestion, nutrition, pathogen defence and immune system development. When the function and interplay within this complex system is disturbed, ill-health can easily develop. Multiple areas can influence this fine balance including digestion, absorption, the location, number and specific species of bacteria, parasitic infection, as well as epithelial integrity and inflammation.
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