A variety of infections can affect the GI tract. Whether these infections are contracted while travelling, having contaminated food/water, being exposed to pathogens from the environment, or from another pre-existing condition. Detection of infection is the first step. Comprehensive stool testing may be required to test for a variety of bacteria.
Infections may be bacterial, fungal or parasitic. Common infective agents in the digestive tract include candida, klebsiella spp., citrobacter spp., blastocystis hominis, and dientomeba fragilis.
Once infection is identified at the Nardella Clinic in Calgary, treatments are recommended by our experienced naturopathic doctors that aim to:
- Improve the immune system
- Optimize gut flora
- Remove triggers that could potentially cause further damage to the gut lining i.e. food sensitivities, etc.