Signs That Your Gut Needs Help
- Bloated and excessive gas
- Over-full feeling
- Belching or burning sensation
- Fatigue after eating
- Anal itching
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Bleeding gums or gingivitis
- Diarrhea on a frequent basis
- Craving sweets or bread
- Frequent use of antibiotics
- Greasy, foul-smelling, poorly formed stools
- Canker sores
The Functional Medicine Approach
The functional medicine approach to healing the gut is relying on advanced lab testing, followed by creating a custom-tailored, personalized protocol to restore your body’s innate healing potential so we can bring your body back into balance.
Since the gut impacts our health on so many levels, it’s the first place we focus on when we explore a patient’s case – determining whether they have leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), or its cousin small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO).
The lab tests help us arrive at a precise diagnosis, so we understand how to address the underlying dysfunction for good – whether it’s unresolved stealth infections, environmental toxins, food allergies or other endocrine or system-wide issues.
Sadly, conventional doctors aren’t equipped to untangle these complex, interdependent issues because there’s simply not enough time in a standard 7-minute visit, nor was the topic covered in their standard medical school training.
Oftentimes, I’ve heard from patients things like “I have a “sensitive stomach” which seems to have become an accepted term for “just grin and bear it.”
But what it could actually mean is a serious gut imbalance that might have far-reaching consequences for your overall wellness.
Don’t just chalk it up to having a “sensitive” stomach or “getting older,” seek out care from a functional medicine-trained provider to avoid compromising your long-term health.
At Healing Unleashed, our expert team is trained to investigate the symptoms and causes of your chronic digestive disorder and assemble an effective treatment plan that’s supported by the appropriate lab tests.
If you have been experiencing chronic symptoms that may be connected with digestive problems and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with us today!