How do You Know if You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS or other Chronic Digestion Issues?
At home diagnostic testing can help you uncover the cause of poor digestion. If you have problems with bloating, constipation, stomach cramps and irregular bowel movements this is a red flag!
Your body is telling you that something is off with your digestion. We know that our digestion is the key to good health both physical and mental.
So, what should you do when you experience symptoms?
Diagnostic testing should be the first step towards addressing what is at the root of your imbalance.
Just recently, a study led by Frederik-Jan van Schooten, PhD, found that a breath test had an 89.4% success rate in predicting IBS on a group of 170 subjects.
“Now we know which chemicals in breath have diagnostic information that we can use to develop noninvasive tools to follow the disease and to steer therapeutic interventions. The article said that testing can make a huge difference in the quality of life for those suffering with gastrointestinal disorders.
Home Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
At home tests are non-invasive and simple to use; most require urine, saliva or stool samples. A few do require you to have blood drawn and that should be done at a clinic. These tests are a great way to gain knowledge and empower yourself to treat the cause of what is out of balance.
Once you learn of your imbalances and make the necessary changes you can monitor your own progress to keep yourself in optimal health.