Analysis of feces for carbohydrates in infants
A pediatrician does not always need a simple examination to assess the condition of a newborn child and make the correct diagnosis. Coprogram is a full study of stools, which gives an opportunity to see a complete picture of the state of the digestive system, liver and gallbladder.
In the first year of a child’s life, milk is the only product that is not yet fully formed digestive system of the baby is able to digest. According to statistics, more than half of all newborns have problems with the assimilation of breast milk or a mixture.
If a suspicion of a violation of the digestive processes in the still immature intestine of the infant is prescribed, an analysis of feces for carbohydrates. This study shows the amount of carbohydrates that is contained in the baby’s stool. The role of monosaccharides is lactose, galactose and glucose. And according to the results of the analysis, the doctor diagnoses and appoints the appropriate treatment.
The main indication for the purpose of this type of analysis is lactase deficiency or lactose intolerance. This can be a serious problem, especially for a small organism that needs to grow.