Since many intestinal diseases are similar in their symptoms, several examinations are necessary in case of doubt in order to obtain a clear result. A detailed discussion between the patient and the attending doctor is particularly important. If the affected person describes his symptoms precisely, the doctor is often able to draw initial conclusions about possible causes of inflammation. This is followed by the external scanning of the gastrointestinal tract by the doctor. If he feels hardening there, this may indicate inflammatory areas. For more detailed results, a examination with an ultrasound device follows.
This is followed by a blood test and a stool test to determine any discrepancies. A gastroscopy or colonoscopy helps to locate previously diagnosed abnormalities and, if necessary, to take samples from the corresponding areas for laboratory examination.
An intestinal self-test will help you to find out something about the condition of your intestinal flora. With the INTEST.pro of BIOMES you have the opportunity to get to know your personal microbiota profile better and to react quickly to intestinal problems.
The first step can be done comfortably from home . It's quick and easy: Use the included tube and fill it with a tiny sample of your stool. Close the tube, put it in the envelope provided and send the sample to the experts at the BIOMES laboratories. After a thorough analysis you will find the results in an individually compiled Dashboard. Only you have access to it with your personal password - it fulfills the highest data protection requirements.
The overview gives you information about your intestinal bacteria and corresponding inflammation factors, which could be the trigger for intestinal inflammation, constipation indicators, possible indications of food intolerances, your intestinal bacteria balance, your digestion, calorie consumption, vitamin synthesis or the strength of your immune system. If you suspect certain intestinal inflammations, you can print out your report and bring it to your doctor for a detailed consultation.
Research & DevelopmentPlamena Dikarlo studied pharmacy at the Free University of Berlin and worked as a pharmacist for many years. Interested in clinical research and patient-oriented approaches, she also studied Consumer Health Care at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin. In her Master's thesis, she finally focused on the topic of prevention and completed further training as a holistic nutritionist at the Paracelsus Heilpraktikerschule in Berlin. She is therefore very familiar with the effects of our diet and various medications on our microbiome.