ME/CFS: A disease at war with itself
We can all agree that ME/CFS is a nasty disease, particularly in its severe form, but there are abundant nasty diseases in the world. What is unique and particularly confounding about our disease is that so much controversy surrounds it, and not only surrounds it, but invades it too.
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Do we burn through more calories because of our illness?

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by snowathlete, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Hi, PW.

    There are several stool tests available. When there is significant weight loss, I would suggest including stool testing specifically for helminths (worms).
    In the U.S., I think that one of the best comprehensive stool tests is the Diagnos-Techs Expanded G.I. Panel. This one requires an order from a physician.

    There are also comprehensive stool analyses offered by Metametrix (the G.I. Function Profile), Genova Diagnostics, and Doctor's Data Lab. They are all offered by www.directlabs.com without a doctor's order. The Metametrix test uses DNA analysis to identify bacteria, yeasts, and parasites. The others are culture tests.

    When parasites (either helminths or protozoa) are suspected, I also suggest getting the test offered by Dr. Omar Amin's Parasitology Center at http://www.parasitetesting.com/ You can order the kit for this test yourself.

    I hope this is helpful.

    Best regards,

    Rich
     

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