Are you frustrated with uncomfortable digestive complications? Have you been unsuccessful with trying to discover what is causing symptoms like constipation, heartburn, or more? GI testing is a diagnostic tool to aide you in further understanding your gastrointestinal health. The GI tract is a complicated body system, and optimal function is important for a healthy lifestyle. Learn more during a consultation with Dr. Negin of Infinite Wellness Vitality Center in California!
What Is GI Testing?
GI testing is a diagnostic tool for examining the health of the GI tract. The GI tract is a complicated body system broken up into two areas – the upper and the lower – and is largely related to digestion. It is made up of the:
- Small intestine (small bowel)
- Large intestine (colon)
For our GI testing in California, we proudly use GI-MAP™ services. GI-MAP, or GI-microbial assay plus) is an FDA-approved DNA/PCR test that detects harmful GI pathogens via a stool sample. This diagnostic tool tests for normal flora, organisms, and various GI health markers, such as:
- Immune function
- Occult blood
- Pancreatic function
GI-MAP also tests for antibiotic resistance genes, which can make a negative impact on GI health as well. Learn more during a consultation with Dr. Negin!
Why Does GI Testing Matter?
A properly functioning GI tract is essential for an overall healthy life. GI testing allows for an in-depth examination of current and potential threats to your GI health. Common symptoms of issues with GI health include:
- Indigestion or dyspepsia
There are a variety of conditions associated with these symptoms, including:
- Anal or rectal issues
- Abdominal pain
- Acid reflux
- Belching, bloating, and gas
- Diarrhea (acute or chronic)
- Gallbladder disorders
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
While many of these conditions are not curable, they are manageable with proper care and recommendations. GI testing can help identify the presence of or potential for these conditions, and Dr. Negin can help provide you with a treatment plan.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are interested in achieving a better understanding of your digestive or gastrointestinal health, GI testing could be for you. Choosing a testing method like the GI-MAP testing is effective for helping narrow the broad span of possible illnesses. Testing can help remove guesswork and allow for proper diagnostics for an effective, tailored treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Are you concerned about your digestive health? Contact us today at Infinite Wellness Vitality Center and schedule your consultation to learn more about GI testing! During a consultation with Dr. Negin in California, you can learn more about how this simple testing method can give you important insight about your health.