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Gastrointestinal Health

What are the most common gastrointestinal issues?

Gastrointestinal issues are diagnosed in over 62 million Americans every year. Some surveys have even revealed up to 72% of Americans have gastrointestinal symptoms. The most common complaints are acid reflux, constipation, and diarrhea. Some other GI problems many Americans deal with are hearturn, IBS, celiac disease, and gallbladder conditions.

Common GI issues

GI issues are commonly self-treated with most people seeking over-the-counter meds to help with their symptoms. OTC meds can help with short-term relief, but they will not provide long-term solutions. This is where our doctors come in!

How do you fix gastrointestinal problems?

To start to understand the process of fixing gastrointestinal problems that are wreaking havoc on your digestive health, you have to first understand how the GI tract functions. The GI tract is like an assembly line. Raw materials (your food) go in one side and the final product (your waste) comes out the other. The end product really is reliant on the quality of the raw materials coming in, and on the entire assembly line (your digestive system) working well.

 As a doctor committed to finding the root cause behind GI issues, I help figure out which part of the assembly line is not working correctly or efficiently. Together, with my knowledge and your work, we can help restore optimal function to whatever is lacking. This will provide true relief and get you back to normal!

When do you go to a doctor for GI issues?

Our goal is to help patients feel better and not to be reliant on quick fixes. It is physically impossible to actually get better on medications. Medications work by blocking a receptor site, or by stopping an enzyme pathway. Our solutions do require lifestyle changes, but the results are long term and can change your life for the better.  If you are ready to start feeling better and prepared to put in the work, please contact us!