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Digestive Health Testing

Wellness Vision, Newcastle

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Digestive Testing and Stool Analysis

Digestive issues are not normal and need to be addressed for long-term health

Uncover the cause of your digestive symptoms

Do you need to plan your day around having access to the nearest toilet? Unfortunately, this major lifestyle need is common with more and more people suffering from bowel issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the diagnosis given to someone with gut symptoms, where no cause can be found.

Common symptoms include:

  • bloating
  • abdominal pain
  • cramping
  • constipation and/or diarrhoea
  • urgency and/or incomplete motions
  • flatulence
  • heart burn
  • reflux
  • burping
  • numerous food intolerances

You may have been told that there is no known cause, you will likely have the condition for life and will have to learn to live with it, but this is rarely the case.

Mainstream approaches often fail to find the cause of these disorders and merely treat the symptoms. However, long-term digestive health issues increase your risk of virtually all chronic health conditions. For example, you may have been told you have IBS and to take a laxative for constipation, an antacid for reflux, a muscle relaxant for abdominal cramps and so on. Although these treatments can be effective for short-term acute relief, they should not be relied on for long-term care and will usually make the condition worse.

Your symptoms are there for a reason and a warning sign that something is out of balance. Finding the cause of your symptoms through digestive health testing is by far the best long-term approach.

60% of IBS sufferers actually have Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). SIBO results when normal bacteria that is meant to live in your large intestine grows in your small intestine, and these bacteria can damage the small intestinal cells.

SIBO can cause:

  • Poor nutrient absorption (especially iron and B12)
  • Leaky gut (or intestinal permeability – a risk factor for auto-immune diseases)
  • Food intolerances (due to a leaky gut and impaired digestion)
  • Poor digestion (such as lactose intolerance)
  • Increased toxin absorption (as many of these bacteria can produce toxins which can cause liver congestion, fatigue, brain fog, hormone imbalances and a host of other symptoms)

Jasmin specialises in gut health and will strive to not only find the cause of your digestive issues but help you overcome them and eventually be able to eat a wide variety of foods, to encourage healthy bacterial diversity through your diet.

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Poor gut health is linked to:

  • Depression
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Weight gain (or excessive weight loss)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes Type 1 and 2
  • Skin conditions (eczema, dermatitis, acne)
  • Liver disease
  • ADHD, poor concentration and behaviour
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • And much more, actually I believe that all diseases are affected by gut health

We have access to a wide range of digestive tests through specialist laboratories including:

  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) breath testing
  • Intestinal permeability testing (to screen for leaky gut)
  • Parasite testing (using DNA technology)
  • Food intolerance testing (available in-clinic)
  • Bacterial microbiome DNA testing
  • Complete digestive stool analysis
  • Helicobacter pylori breath testing (associated with heartburn/ulcers)
  • Gluten sensitivity testing and Coeliac gene testing

The test/s that you require will depend on your symptoms and any tests that have previously been performed. We do not believe in ordering unnecessary tests, and many of our clients choose to monitor their progress by recording their improvement in symptoms alone, however testing can help to pinpoint issues easily and can also be a great way of monitoring your progress.

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We will spend 90 minutes to develop a full case history and current wellness picture, conduct in-clinic testing, order additional testing (if required), and make initial treatment suggestions.