The human gut is colonized by innumerable microbes including bacteria, archaea and viruses which have a tremendous impact on our physiology. The totality of resident microorganisms in the human gut is called the MICROBIOME. The gut microbiome plays an essential role in all aspects of our health.
A healthy microbiome is not only necessary for the food digestion and the absorption of essential micronutrients and vitamins, but also directly or indirectly influences our physiology including the immune system, energy metabolism and even the brain.
Imbalances in the microbiome can cause a variety of digestive problems and lead to dangerous nutrient deficiencies. A microbiome imbalance may cause increased permeability of the gut lining (“leaky gut”), it can weaken the immune system, trigger chronic inflammation and thus increase the susceptibility to many chronic degenerative diseases like autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease) and obesity.
When to check gut health?
It is generally helpful for everyone to keep an eye on the composition of the microbiome and intestinal health to prevent chronic degenerative diseases. The individuals with symptoms like recurring flatulence, diarrhea, frequent infections, food intolerances, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, skin problems, overweight, diabetes and cognitive decline should consider taking a microbiome test.
In these cases, the exact cause of the symptoms often can be identified by analyzing the microbiome. In the case of dysbiosis, personalized dietary measures and therapeutic interventions should be taken early to effectively counteract the microbiome imbalance which generally improves the symptoms and enhances wellbeing, energy and cognitive abilities.
How does the Medkore+Elysium Microbiome analysis work?
Our test is easy to perform at your convenience in your home environment. We deliver the test tubes to your home address and you will need to send a collected stool sample to the provided laboratory address for extensive analysis.
Among many other things, we analyse:
After analysing your sample results, our doctors specialized in preventive medicine will develop a personalised comprehensive action plan on how to improve your microbiome!
The report clearly outlines all existing microbiome imbalances and what measures should be taken to counteract a dysbiosis to prevent or treat diseases related to the microbiome. Our personalized report can make a valuable contribution to your intestinal health, general wellbeing and help those affected to get a grip on the unpleasant symptoms.
To each client, we offer a free consultation to discuss the test report, therapeutical and preventative measures.