Gastrointestinal complaints are one of the most common issues that we see at our practice. This can include: diarrhea, constipation, bloating, heartburn/acid reflux, and mood disorders.
There are over 100 trillion bacteria that make up your gut microbiome. These bacteria help to digest food, control your appetite, and can play a role in your ability to lose weight. Dysbiosis is a term to describe microbial imbalance, or an impaired microbiota. Dysbiosis is correlated with numerous conditions ranging from anxiety disorders, to ADHD, to infertility and more. This area of the body is continuing to be researched and is now being considered our “second brain” due to the effects that it has on our system as a whole.
Our doctors perform a thorough assessment of each patient’s health history, nutritional health, lifestyle and exercise habits, family medical history, and previous treatments. We also use testing that can determine what the microbiome of your gut looks like. Diagnosis and treatment plans are formulated after every aspect of a patient’s history has been evaluated and diagnostic testing has been resulted. Our approach is tailored to each patient and we do not use a one-size-fits-all method of care.
The following conditions are treated frequently at our office, but this is by no means an exhaustive list: