One of the most common conditions people complain to their doctor about is that of digestive problems. This includes abdominal pain, bowel dysfunction and indigestion.
ND Health Naturopathic Physicians regard the health of the digestive system as fundamental to the health of the entire body. When the digestive system is not functioning at its optimum, nutrients are not being absorbed properly which can lead to deficiencies and disease in the body.
Stool Analysis Helps Pinpoint Certain Health Conditions
A stool analysis is a series of tests done on a fecal sample to help diagnose certain conditions affecting the digestive tract. Stool analysis is a diagnostic assessment that permits the naturopathic doctor to objectively evaluate the status of beneficial and imbalanced bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, yeast, fungus and parasites. Important information regarding the efficiency of digestion and absorption can be determined by examining the stool sample for hidden blood, fat, meat fibers, bile, white blood cells, and sugars. The pH of the stool is also often measured. A suitable treatment plan can then be created for your unique needs.
Stool Testing Includes:
ND Health Naturopathic Medicine Is Covered By Most Insurance Plans
Most employer insurance plans cover Naturopathic Medicine and related services performed by an ND Health Naturopathic Doctor. You can find out if your insurance provides benefits by calling your insurance company’s patient information or benefits line. This number can be found on your insurance card, or simply call our office for more information.
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