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5 Reasons to do Gut Microbiome Testing?

Your Gut Microbiome is unique. It varies depending on geography, gender, culture and demographics, genetics (of your own and that of the race), diet, age and many environmental factors. The Gut Microbiome plays an important role in your overall health, converting the food we eat into forms that are beneficial for the body. The microbes in your gut produce a variety of vitamins, synthesize hormones like serotonin, influence metabolic health, break down the food that we eat, generate short chain fatty acids that can lower inflammation, and many more.

Understanding the Pattern of Your Gut Microbiome, can Provide You with an Opportunity to Maintain and/or Modulate Your Microbiome Towards Better Health.

Gut Microbiome Testing analyses your complete gut microbiome composition, characterizes its diversity and abundance, associates them with various disease susceptibilities, with the ultimate goal of generating a comprehensive set of dietary, prebiotic and probiotics recommendations.

5 Reasons To Do Gut Microbiome Test

  1. If you’re experiencing Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms like chronic bloating, diarrhea, gassiness, or constipation or you have been diagnosed with a GI disorder such as inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and celiac disease, the Gut Microbiome Testing can help understand what’s going on.

  2. If you’ve had GI issues for a long period of time and they don’t appear to be linked to what you eat, the Gut Microbiome Testing can help you in getting a clear picture.

  3. If you have an autoimmune condition, your Gut Microbiome has an important role to play. Your immune system is modulated by your gut microbiome. So if the diversity and the quantity of the gut microbes are affected, your immune system can go haywire and act against our own body.

  4. To shield yourself from diseases. Your gut microbiome plays an important role in progression of lifestyle diseases. For eg, Gut microbiome is linked to insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic disease, ADHD, etc. Good microbial diversity in the gut will help in the correction of these conditions. Gut microbiome test aids in understanding the extent of gut dysbiosis & disease susceptibility. The Gut Microbiome Test qualitatively estimates your susceptibility to 15 diseases.

  5. To take control of your diet and well-being. Get Personalized recommendations on nutrition and lifestyle modifications based on your gut microbiome. This includes the kind of foods that you should include more in your diet and the ones you should minimize. Not only this, it also provides recommendations of probiotic-based supplements for restoring and maintaining a healthy gut. If you are low in beneficial bacteria, there will be recommendations on probiotics & fibre, etc.

If you connect with any of the above reasons, you can reach out to FM Diagnostics for getting the Gut Microbiome test done. A Functional medicine practitioner can help you interpret the findings of the report.

Source credit for this blog: FM Diagnostics


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