- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Celiac and Other Malabsorption Disorders
- Mood Disorders
In addition to performing critical digestive functions, the intestinal tract contains significant amounts of organisms — the gut microbiome. Imbalances in this internal ecosystem have been associated in the scientific literature with a wide variety of common illnesses.
Assessing and normalizing GI function can have profound effects on overall health, leading to improvement in these and other conditions. The GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Profile is a critical clinical tool in the management of our patients presenting with symptoms that can be associated with compromised gut health.
What advantage does the profile offer compared to other diagnostics?
The test report is organized so that the patient may move through results in a logical order that enhances clinical utility, starting with an innovative Interpretation-At-A-Glance cover page.
What can clinicians and patients expect from this type of testing?Functional testing can help uncover the root cause of many chronic conditions that often frustrate both physician and patient. The scope of the premier biomarkers on the GI Effects Stool Profile provides comprehensive information to the patient for the development of strategic interventions. As identified functional imbalances and inadequacies become more normalized through targeted dietary, lifestyle, and supplementation therapeutics, intractable symptoms often improve for many patients.
Each biomarker is associated with specific pertinent therapies, but general therapeutic considerations include:
- Discerning general evidence of bowel inflammation and providing intestinal mucosal and anti-inflammatory support
- Addressing any identified infection with appropriate pharmacological and botanical treatments
- Supporting commensal bacteria with pre/probiotic supplements and dietary changes
A structured diagnostic panel, like the GI Effects Profile, is easy for patients to understand and gets to the root cause of their chronic problems.