intestinal flora analysis
In the human intestine, 40 to 100 billion bacteria, fungi and viruses live in a sophisticated equilibrium. Science has long underestimated the role of this balance in our health, the development of our immune system and the function of the nervous system.
If this balance is disturbed, i.e. there is a disturbance in the symbiosis (living together) between the intestinal flora and humans, diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome or chronic inflammatory bowel diseases - Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis - can develop. Today the intestinal biome has the status of a key organ that influences the whole body (1).
If the intestinal flora is disturbed, the following symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can occur:
The longer such a disturbance in the intestinal flora persists, the stronger are the effects. Since the intestinal wall is the nursery of our immune system, not only changes in the intestine but also reactions to the altered intestinal flora can occur outside the intestine:
- Allergies - for example hay fever
- Skin changes - such as neurodermatitis
- exhaustion, fatigue
- fungal infestation
- chronic silent inflammation - silent inflammation
In his book "Arthrose - ganz anders", Prof. Dr. König explains in detail the connections between indigestion, chronic inflammation and arthrosis.
In order to determine whether the cause of your complaints lies in a disturbed intestinal flora, a detailed intestinal flora analysis based on a stool sample is recommended.
An intestinal flora analysis makes it possible to detect pathological changes in the intestinal flora.
These can then be successfully treated with microbiological therapy.
- Li; D. et al.: The gut microbiota: A treasure for human health. 2016, Biotechnol.Adv. 34(7):1210-1224