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Food sensitivities or intolerances are abnormal responses to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulins (IgE, IgG, IgA), prompting an immediate or delayed response.
Alletess Medical Laboratory’s comprehensive IgG food allergy tests examine foods consumed in the typical western diet and many substitute foods typically found in rotation diets and measure levels of over 100 individual IgG antibodies present in the body. IgG antibodies manifest themselves as bloating, headaches, muscle aches, or even cognitive dysfunction.
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when a high number of bacteria is found in the small intestine, causing discomfort and other common symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, belching, fatigue, low mood, and skin issues.
The Hydrogen and Methane Breath Test for SIBO & IMO can be ordered with a lactulose or glucose substrate. The lactulose breath test for SIBO is the gold standard for diagnosis. The bacteria in the small intestine produce hydrogen and methane gas, which is measured in the breath test. The test is performed at home and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Breath samples are collected every 15 minutes to assess the levels of both gases after a lactulose solution is ingested.
A vitamin or mineral deficiency can often decrease enzyme function, resulting in lower neurotransmitter levels. The Doctor’s Data Neurotransmitter Profile examines neurotransmitter levels to determine how they are affecting mood and cognitive function. Imbalances in neurotransmitter levels can disrupt cardiovascular health, concentration, mood, sleep, and weight management. This test ensures our team can be your guide on the path to peak mental acuity.
With autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, celiac disease, scleroderma, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis, it is common to experience fluctuations in symptoms over a period of time. To determine if an autoimmune disease is behind your condition, we measure inflammatory markers and antibody levels in the body to discover whether or not they fall within the normal range.
Thyroid imbalance can manifest in a number of symptoms. Patients with hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, can experience symptoms such as low energy, constipation, weight gain, fluid retention, hair loss, cold sensitivity, and depression. Patients with hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid gland, can experience symptoms such as anxiety, diarrhea, heart palpitations, heat sensitivity, and insomnia.
Our doctors will determine the underlying cause of your thyroid imbalance by checking thyroid function, hormones, and cortisol level and testing for any autoimmune diseases that may be affecting normal thyroid functions, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves’ disease.
A blood and/or urine test is used to measure hormone levels in both men and women. This type of testing allows our doctors to:
If you suffer from abdominal bloating that worsens as the day goes on and after meals, you may have a small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Additional symptoms include flatulence, belching, diarrhea, and constipation. Because these symptoms are so common, SIBO testing is a necessary first step in identifying the root cause of your discomfort.
Unlike a food allergy, in which the body has an immediate and dramatic response, when you ingest foods that trigger a sensitivity, the reaction can take hours or days. This delayed immune response starts an inflammatory process in the wall of the digestive tract that can manifest into digestive problems, chronic fatigue, migraines, nasal and sinus congestion, asthma, joint pain, and skin problems.
Did you know there is an unseen link between thyroid hormones and a healthy metabolism? If weight loss is your goal, it's important to check your hormone and metabolic stress levels in order to achieve your desired results.