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Diagnostics of intestinal flora
Stool tests are of essential value to assist with both diagnostics and control of treatment with medication or diet in regards to gastric diseases.
For the purpose of differential diagnostics we offer the following methods of analysis.
The physiological importance of the intestinal flora is getting an ever growing attention within modern diagnostics and treatment. As opposed to the skin with its surface of some 2 m2 and the lungs with an area of roughly 100 m2 - the intestines take a distinctive place with a dimension of 300 to 500 m2 . With its open structural and functional system the intestines become the principal contact with the surrounding world in the human organism.
The gastrointestinal tract is colonized by between1014 till 1015 bacterial microbes, which are 10 to 100 times more than that of a human cell. The bacterial flora contributes with its some 800 g – for an adult – to the total body mass.
The physiological intestinal flora has essential functions:
Multiple factors can contribute to the change of the physiological intestinal flora, as e.g.:
Non-physiological micro organisms may get the upper hand and through its metabolic activities become a harsh burden for the organism. This can entail that the intestines become more susceptible to harmful matters. Such harmful matters can also be allergenic substances, which cause allergic reactions. The restoration of a normal intestinal flora can subsequently be considered as a basic therapeutic measure.
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