Exploring GI Effects: How to Tell If You Have GI Issues

Exploring GI Effects: How to Tell If You Have GI Issues

Have you been struggling with symptoms like nausea, bloating, or constipation? These are common indicators of gastrointestinal (GI) issues. 

While you may think that gastrointestinal issues only impact your digestive system, they can have consequences on your overall well-being if left untreated. GI issues can lead to everything from weight loss to fatigue to brain fog.

Diagnosing the Condition

Treating your GI issues relies on getting a proper diagnosis. When it comes to gastrointestinal issues, one of the simplest diagnostic tools is a stool test. Stool tests use a small portion of the patient’s stool to look for certain indicators of disease. Things like blood, bacteria, and mucus can all be signs of gastrointestinal distress. 

One stool test is called the GI Effects by Genova Diagnostics. GI Effects uses innovative technology to analyze the contents of a patient’s stool. This can provide valuable information about the patient’s gastrointestinal system and how well it is functioning. 

The GI Effects Comprehensive Panel includes tests that evaluate your intestinal microbiome, inflammation levels, and digestive function. The test’s panel uses a proprietary scoring system to prioritize findings and track the severity of certain issues. Your stool’s biomarkers are grouped and scored in these five areas of GI function:

  1. Maldigestion
  2. Inflammation
  3. Dysbiosis
  4. Metabolite Imbalance
  5. Infection

Assessing your intestinal health in these five key areas will allow your medical providers to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your GI issues. 

Treatment Plans

When a patient presents with common GI symptoms like gas, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, or nausea, the GI Effects stool panel can be used to quickly diagnose a variety of digestive issues. This includes conditions like irritable bowel disease and diverticulitis. 

The GI Effects system is an essential tool in the diagnosis and treatment of some of the most common gastrointestinal conditions. Contact us if you would like to discover your insufficiencies and deficiencies through a GI Effects test today.

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