The entire digestive tract has an area of 1000 m², which represents the largest area of the human body. It contains 100,000 billion micro-organisms that play an important metabolic, secretory and immunological role.
Many endogenous and exogenous factors influence the quantitative and qualitative composition of the flora. An imbalance of this composition can cause gastrointestinal discomfort and promote endogenous infections as well as many other diseases.
Our analysis is an important element of preventive and personalized medicine for unclear gastrointestinal conditions or allergic or immunological diseases.
It includes the quantitative determination, based on the culture of faecal microflora (flora, fungi and aerobic and anaerobic yeasts), as well as the analysis of digestive performance, as well as the search for digestive residues, pH and pancreatic elastase. It also includes the examination of occult blood in the stool.
Additional immunological and inflammatory markers (secretory IgA, calprotectin and alpha-1-antitrypsin) are included to allow inferences on invasive mucosal changes and permeability disorders, eg in the context of allergies and chronic inflammatory processes or tumors.
Why to do this analysis?
- The distribution of the flora reveals the bad eating habits and the acid-base imbalance existing at the level of the intestine (from which the permeability stems).
- If the intestinal flora is disturbed (dysbiosis), the nutrients are poorly assimilated and some molecules such as serotonin are produced in lesser quantities. You can get all the tryptophan that you want, it will ferment and will not be converted into serotonin. In addition, the tryptophan which ferments gives belly ache … If the serotonine is low when analyzed, it can be an intestinal problem, permeability or dysbiosis. So we must restore a suitable flora with pre and probiotics.