Comprehensive Stool Testing in Bend Oregon
When it comes to getting to the root of gastrointestinal problems, a stool test is a simple and non-invasive test which opens up a window to clinically diagnose and address much of what is going on with your digestive system. A conventional gastroenterologist will typically perform an endoscopy or colonoscopy to look more for "structural" concerns such as blockages, polyps, tumors, and ulcers while exploring the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum. Occasionally some minimal stool testing may be ordered as well.
When is a Comprehensive Stool Test right for you?
If you have experienced any of the following:
- Prior diagnosis of Celiac Disease
- Prior diagnosis of "IBS"
- GERD "Reflux"
- Gastrointestinal Pain or Cramping
- Prior Food Poisoning
- Traveler's Diarrhea
- Skin Conditions
- Poor Immune Function
- Low Energy or Fatigue
- Food Allergies or Sensitivities
Our Stool Tests provide actionable clinical information for the management of several gastrointestinal disorders and healthy gut function. The state of the art technologies utilized for this type of evaluation offers valuable insight into gut inflammation, digestive function, markers for pathology (parasites, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.), and an in depth look at the microbiome.
These tests can reveal key information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms, such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. These biomarkers are well represented in the literature, and are used to detect and monitor clinical conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, pancreatic insufficiency, GI infections, and malabsorption.
Comprehensive Stool Testing offers information that can be used to develop actionable protocols and interventions. Symptoms are often easily corrected through determining functional imbalances and when inadequacies become normalized through dietary, lifestyle, nutraceutical and/or pharmaceutical interventions that may include:
- Antibiotic/antimicrobial protocols
- Anti-inflammatory protocols
- Pancreatic/digestive enzyme protocols
- Anti-parasitic protocols
- Prebiotic and probiotic interventions
- Dietary manipulation
- Botanical/natural therapies for restoring gut health
Ultimately, this gives Dr. Kremer a birds eye view of the "Bigger Picture" of what's going on throughout the entire gastrointestinal system. This is the most targeted initial approach to implementing the 5 R's of Functional Medicine- Remove, Replace, Reinocculate, Restore, and Rebalance.
Contact Our Office
For more information on pricing for Stool Testing, Functional Medicine, and Nutritional Guidance with specific Digestive conditions, give us a call. If you're out of town or out of state, we can still help!
Getting to the root cause or your chronic health concerns should always be the first step.