Your intestinal health

Prevention, diagnosis & treatment

Intestinal health influences our wellbeing considerably and is an important factor for a long life. Complaints of the intestinal tract are also often an indication of diseases, for example allergies, diabetes and many more. It is therefore all the more important to take care of your intestinal health and have regular preventive check-ups so that any illnesses can be diagnosed early and treated. We offer a whole variety of examinations and treatments at the Medical Center Quellenhof for the stomach, intestines and digestive system and support you with all kinds of health issues.   

You can flexibly put together your own personal health module from the different individual treatments. You are welcome to preselect these with your GP. As each individual treatment includes a consultation with a doctor we can refine and complete your selection during this.

Proctology

Anoscopy (optical examination of the anal canal) & visit

With an anoscopy the last 10 cm of the gastrointestinal tract is examined using a roughly 10 cm long rigid tube that is about as thick as your finger and contains a light source. This examination is not painful at all. No special preparation (enema etc.) is required for this.

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Endoscopy

Analysis of additives in foods

We run blood tests to detect any possible intolerance to the many additives present in food.

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Colon hydrotherapy

This gentle colon treatment cleanses the large intestine from faecal impaction, effectively training intestinal function. Colon hydrotherapy is especially recommended in cases of constipation and diverticulosis, but it is also used as a short-term preparation procedure for coloscopy.

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Gut flora analysis

Well-balanced gut flora is essential for good health. We use an exclusive method to analyse your intestinal flora composition.

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Intestinal repair

After determining the composition of your intestinal flora, we help restore optimal balance using probiotic and prebiotic supplements. Our services also include faecal microbiota transplantation.

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Diagnosis of food allergies

We run a series of tests (blood panel, skin test, lung function test and stool test as well as pre- and post-diagnostic diet and provocation tests) to detect any food allergy or intolerance and devise a personalised therapy based on the results.

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Coloscopy

Coloscopy is the optical examination of the entire colon and the last part of the intestines, if required. We explain all possibilities on offer for the preparation of the intestines prior to the examination and which method is most suited to your personal circumstances. We also give you the necessary medicine for preparation. The examination is always carried out under analgesia (sedation). By request and in certain circumstances, the coloscopy can also be carried out using deeper sedation for which an anaesthetist must be present. After the treatment, you can rest in our quiet room where we will regularly check on you.

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Enzyme analysis

We analyse a blood sample to determine the type and number of digestive enzymes in your intestinal tract. Should any necessary enzymes be absent or present in insufficient quantities, we prescribe a course of dietary supplements.

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Histamine analysis

Often underdiagnosed, histamine intolerance is one of the leading causes of food intolerance – also known as pseudoallergy. Signs and symptoms include skin redness, intestinal problems, flatulence, headaches and chronic inflammation. The diagnosis is based on stool, blood and urine tests.

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Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves exposing the body to temperatures of circa -160°C in order to treat inflammation. It is especially recommended in cases of rheumatoid arthritis and hot flushes as well as to speed up recovery after sports injuries.

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Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy is the optical examination of the oesophagus, stomach and small intestine. The examination is always carried out on a desensitized throat using a spray. We can also offer analgesia (sedation), on request.

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Microbiota analysis

Each of us has a unique intestinal microbiota. A balanced microbiota is essential for our well-being and the secret to a healthy life.

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Phytotherapy

Herbal medicine is a traditional healing method that enjoys wide recognition in South Tyrol. It is common knowledge that plants can cure or alleviate a variety of conditions. Our medical centre offers top-class naturopathic treatments.

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Faecal microbiota transplantation

Faecal microbiota transplantation is primarily used for the treatment of persistent intestinal infections linked to bacteria like Clostridium. This procedure is also regarded as a promising therapeutic approach for chronic intestinal diseases like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. The treatment – available at our medical centre – involves a coloscopy, during which a filtered stool sample from a healthy donor is transferred into the recipient’s bowel to rebalance gut flora.

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Test for intolerance to lactose, fructose & sorbitol

Tolerance to lactose (milk sugar), fructose (fruit sugar) and sorbitol (artificial sweetener) is tested.

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Test for viruses & parasites

Stool, urine and blood cultures are tested for pathogens.

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Digestive activity test

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Coeliac analysis

Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance are being increasingly diagnosed. We offer accurate examinations and comprehensive advice.

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