Over the last decade, medical research has gained a better understanding of the gastrointestinal tract, and recognised the role it plays in overall health – a central role. As many have long suspected, intestinal function significantly influences both our physical and mental well-being. Playing such a crucial role in our health, the intestine is also at the root of several diseases. For example, some gut bacteria are not only responsible for inflammatory bowel diseases, but may also be involved in cancerous mutations.
Recent research has pinned down the role of the gut flora – also known as microbiome – in various liver diseases. Imbalances in the gut flora can also affect tissues and organs located further away from the intestine, such as the skin, bones and even the brain. It is therefore extremely important to pay attention to your intestinal health and to have any disorders diagnosed and treated as early as possible. At the Quellenhof Medical Center, we will take good care of your intestinal and overall health.