A behavioral, dietary, and supplementary approach to addressing issues related to digestive health is becoming more popular in healthcare institutions. Many people are turning to this approach after finding that conventional treatments are ineffective at healing health concerns, or only deal with the symptoms without addressing the underlying conditions that cause it. We at Enhanced Wellness located in Ridgeland, Mississippi are dedicated to ensuring the optimal health of all of our patients. If you feel that you are experiencing symptoms related to health concerns, a digestive health examination can identify and address issues regarding your digestive system.
Patients visiting Enhanced Wellness commonly express experiencing the following concerns:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Celiac Disease
- Heartburn and Acid Reflux (GERD)
- Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease
- Leaky Gut
- Small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth
- Crohn’s disease
- Other health issues related to the digestive system
These issues can be caused by bacterial overgrowth, production of intestinal toxins and gas, inflammation, an imbalance of intestinal bacteria, leaky gut, or autoimmune reactions.
Digestive health issues can come about because the body is unable to digest certain foods including fibers and resistant starch. Our bodies depend on several bacteria to aid in digestion. This results in fats and vitamins being released and absorbed by the body.
To be considered healthy, the average person has approximately 100 trillion bacteria in their large and small intestines. These bacteria are classified in over 1000 different species and sub-species existing in an ecosystem. When this ecosystem is interfered with, you can experience several symptoms and digestive health issues mentioned above.
However, with modification of behavior, dietary changes, and supplementation, you can create a healthy balance for your gut microbes, symptom-free, without the need for antibiotics and drugs. If you have trouble digesting your food properly, it can indicate a deficiency of stomach acid and/or other digestive enzymes. This can occur due to poor eating habits and is actually rather common. This can also affect your immune system’s regulation and cellular processes. Addressing digestive issues can be crucial for your overall health.
Your Digestive Health
If you are experiencing any symptoms of poor digestive health, reach out to us here at Enhanced Wellness in Ridgeland, Mississippi. We are happy to help identify and treat the potential causes to restore your body to optimal health. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!