Biomarkers

What is Pentatrichomonas hominis? High and low values | Lab results explained

Pentatrichomonas hominis

Optimal Result: 0 – 99 Units.

Epidemiology:

Fecal contamination of food or water

Clinical Implications:

– Considered harmless, a non-pathogen

– Infected individuals are usually asymptomatic

– May contribute to dysbiosis

– Also colonizes dogs, cats, and other animals

WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF YOUR PENTATRICHOMONAS HOMINIS RESULT IS TOO HIGH?

Therapeutic Options and Considerations:

– May be asymptomatic

– In women with vaginosis, consider treatment to reduce chances of vaginal contamination or reinfection (find treatments for Trichomonas vaginalis elsewhere)

– If treatment is needed, consider a broad-spectrum antiparasitic herbal formula

– Consider probiotics and the 5R Protocol (see this blog post)

– Look for and address sources of fecal contamination

– Address other imbalances on the GI-MAP

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One specific study showed that a significantly higher prevalence of P. hominis was found in cancer patients than that in the control population [L].

Disclaimer:

Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you. 

The information on healthmatters.io is NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.

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