What Are Digestive Issues?

Gut issues are a very common problem in our society today, and they can be difficult to treat without targeting the root cause of the problem. You don’t have to suffer with your gut issues forever. At BioDesign Wellness Center, our doctors are determined to guide you through the process of overcoming your gut issues and getting your life back on track.

If you’re interested in learning more about digestive issues, visit our Education section.

Digestive issues can be improved with proper diagnosis and treatment.

Common Symptoms of Digestive Problems

  • Bloated
  • Gassy
  • Uncomfortable after eating
  • Feel like you appear pregnant
  • Need to take laxatives
  • Constipation
  • Loose stools
  • Feel like clothes don’t fit well
  • Cranky or irritable

Digestive Issues We Treat

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth (SIFO)
  • IBS
  • Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Celiac’s Disease

Our Approach to Your Health and Well-being

1. Discover

Together we will meet to discuss your health goals so that we, as practitioners, can design a personalized plan to help you achieve those goals. We will also use comprehensive lab testing such as hormones, vitamin levels and brain testing to discover the root cause of your symptoms. Addressing the root cause is key to being able to create long-lasting results.

2. Restore

In this phase, our practitioners design a personalized plan for you based the 5 Pillars of Health (Nutrition, Fitness, Gut Health, Stress Management & Hormones). Addressing all five pillars is the best way to achieve long-lasting results. The first step is a detox, which every person needs in order to allow their body to fully be available to heal itself. Then, based on your goals and lab results, our medical team will guide you one-on-one or virtually through each additional step of your plan to ensure you have all the support you need. We will not only help you resolve your chronic health issues, but we will remove the confusion that is out there about how to truly live a healthy life.

3. Optimize

Now that the foundation for your health has been repaired, it’s time to fine-tune your plan in order to sustain your results. The process starts with follow-up lab tests so we can evaluate how to fine-tune your treatment plan. This often includes the reduction of old medications, adding in revitalizing hormones and creating a healthy lifestyle plan that allows you to sustain your results for a lifetime. You will be empowered with the tools and support from our team to help you become the best version of yourself, so you can live a healthier and happier life!

There are several symptoms of digestive issues, including bleeding, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting. These digestive issues encompass a variety of diseases ranging from mild to severe.
When your digestive system is unhealthiest, your body has difficulty absorbing nutrients, storing fat, and regulating blood sugar. The cause of weight gain may be insulin resistance or a desire to overeat because of low nutrient absorption. In contrast, weight loss may be caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine.
Your physician will collect a thorough medical history and conduct a physical exam to diagnose digestive issues accurately. In some cases, patients with digestive issues may need more extensive diagnostic evaluations, such as endoscopic procedures, lab tests, and x-rays.
Aside from medications, diet and lifestyle changes help manage digestive issues. Digestive issues (such as diarrhea and vomiting) may indicate that you aren't getting enough nutrients to stay healthy. Lifestyle modifications may include quitting smoking, avoiding food that may cause gas, and decreasing consumption of sweeteners.
If you have any of these symptoms, then it is time to consult a doctor about your digestive issues: abdominal discomfort that keeps you from your usual activities, unusual or long-lasting belly pain, vomiting blood, bloody or black stools, heartburn that doesn’t resolve with medication, and diarrhea that doesn’t go away.
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