Comprehensive Stool Testing in Chicago, IL
Functional Medicine for Gastrointestinal Issues
Gastrointestinal health is fundamental to well-being. While it may be difficult to talk about, gastrointestinal distress is much more common than most people think. If left untreated, symptoms of digestive discomfort can turn into serious problems. Working with a Functional Medicine expert can help you uncover the cause to your digestive challenges and restore function where it has been lost.
If you are suffering from gastrointestinal issues, a Functional Medicine doctor may order a comprehensive stool test. Symptoms that may benefit from testing include: persistent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and malabsorption.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
A comprehensive stool analysis is also helpful for:
• Autoimmune Disease
• Joint Pain
• Food Sensitivities
• Nutritional Deficiencies
• Skin Conditions (Atopic Dermatitis)
A comprehensive stool test looks for the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast and bacteria that can contribute to chronic illness. The test evaluates inflammation markers and also helps assess digestive and absorptive functions. Inadequate nutrient absorption and digestive complaints can indicate or lead to chronic disorders.
When your gastrointestinal health is functioning as it should, your body is able to eliminate toxic substances, pathogenic microbes, and undigested food particles. It is also able to properly digest and transport nutrients throughout the body.
A comprehensive stool test can detect abnormalities in the GI tract that may cause disease and help gather correct information about digestion and absorption which helps with diagnosis and treatment.
What to Do About Gastrointestinal Distress
It’s important to note that symptoms of GI distress are not exclusive to digestive discomfort. Research demonstrates a relationship between digestive health and various systems of the body such as neurological, hepatic, and immune systems. If you – or a loved one – have been experiencing unexplained “brain fog,” fatigue, learning difficulties, or behavioral problems, you may be suffering from excessive yeast production.
At Aligned Modern Health, our Functional Medicine experts will use a comprehensive approach to address the underlying cause of your gastrointestinal complaints and related symptoms. After uncovering the root cause of your concerns, our team will create an individualized plan to help you feel like yourself again and stay healthy in the long term.
Get a Stool Test Today
When it comes to gastrointestinal issues, it’s never too early to seek treatment. Look no further than Chicago’s Aligned Modern Health. Please fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.
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