Posted 9/4/2013 9:20 AM (GMT -6)
Another very, very interesting find!
I'm actually going to fax this to my Lung Specialist's office. He's been saying for 2+ years now that he thinks the two are somehow related, as he sees a lot of GI issues in people with chronic lung issues/cystic fibrosis etc.
On a side note I had to take my cat to the Vet today, for what looked to be an abscess open up by her butt.. She's always had GI issues. I was talking to the vet and said I was really concerned that it was a fistula related to her GI issues, and all of a sudden he went off talking to me about this and that, and he said one of the first things they do with cats, or focus on (if they have either of these) is Hormones... and he started talking about how much an an effect hormones have on the GI system.. Then we started talking about the AA thing... It was just odd to see how in people they focus on immune system, but in animals they focus on Hormones.
For stool tests they ask you to collect samples over a period of three days, so a little from each day placed into a preservative. I thought darn, this makes sense for people... an average over a few days versus just one. Specially when looking for c-diff and such as it may not always be present in the stool with just one poop, but a few poops might yield different results.
Off topic but I think GI's could learn a lot from Vet's and visa versa.