The digestive system is made up of a group of organs that work together to convert the food we eat into energy and nutrients to feed our bodies. This category contains tests specifically for digestive disorders that cause uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, gas, and/or stomach pain when eating a specific food. Certain tests can determine whether the digestive system is working properly and can help pinpoint any issues going on in your colon, intestine, liver and pancreas.
An Amylase and Lipase Test can identify inflammation of the pancreas. Amylase helps break down starches in our bodies and Lipase helps our body digest fats. If these levels are high, it usually suggests pancreatitis.
Personalabs offers an Indigestion Panel that includes the above two tests, as well as Gastrin, H.Pylori, IgG, IgM Antibodies and a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP 14). The Indigestion Panel is recommended for those who experience heartburn, bloat, and even nausea. You might get indigestion from eating too much or too fast, eating high-fat foods, or eating when you're stressed. Other causes for indigestion can include a problem with the digestive tract, like an ulcer or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Sensitivity to certain foods can even cause autoimmune disorders. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and body tissue. Your immune system cannot tell the difference between healthy tissue and antigens, resulting in the destruction of body tissue, an abnormal growth of an organ or changes in organ function. Celiac disease is triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley and foods or beverages containing these grains.
Whatever the case, Personalabs has you covered. Find out how your digestive system is working with Personalabs today!