Chronic digestive problems can take a number of different forms. Do you feel bloated after you eat? Are you experiencing pain and discomfort? Digestive symptoms come in all shapes and sizes. But the first signs of problems in the digestive tract include:
Digestive problems are also on the rise. According to the American Nutrition Association, 70 million Americans suffer from some kind of digestive issue every day. That’s over 20% of the population!
But digestive problems aren’t just uncomfortable, they’re inconvenient. They can interfere with work, play and sleep. They just shouldn’t be affecting so many people so much.
One of the reasons why these conditions still exist is that modern medicine is only really just catching up in its understanding of the human microbiome, or the microorganisms that live in your gut and other areas of your body. Microbiome science is developing very quickly, so new solutions are coming to light all the time.
One of the approaches that is making great progress in this area is functional medicine. Functional medicine practitioners are trained to address the root cause of digestive issues. They use a combination of comprehensive laboratory testing and natural solutions to help people with chronic digestive discomfort, and diagnose problems like Candida overgrowth, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Leaky Gut Syndrome and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, which can all worsen if they go untreated.
At The Florida Center for Functional Medicine, we specialize in digestive problems like these. Sometimes just a few simple changes in your routine can lead to impressive changes.
One client, Otelia, came to use with digestive issue. Part way through her treatment, she said:
“A few years ago I started having digestive issues. That is what lead me to Dr Tuchinsky. He did blood tests and prescribed a Detox diet. I found out what foods I had issues with. I have always eaten very much like what was prescribed but the main difference was the medically-based supplements. I notice a drastic decline back to the issues I had before when I get off the supplements. Because I have always taken supplements and believe in them, I have no problem continuing this program. I have no doubt it has improved my health, vitality, mental clarity, attitude, energy levels, digestive system, outlook on life, quality of life and probably length of life, being healthy rather than being old but sick. Who wants that?!”
If you have been experiencing symptoms that you believe may be connected with your digestive system and you’re looking for answers, schedule your free consultation below.