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Feeling uncomfortable? Bloated? Does your digestive system react violently to certain foods? Have you been suffering with a gastrointestinal problem for years without successful treatment, maintenance, or cure? Even if you’re used to have an unpredictable digestive system, that doesn’t mean you must tolerate it. Gastric issues are treatable. And, quite often, the answers are easier than you think.
Move Beyond Modern Medicine for Help with Gastric Issues
When conventional treatments for your digestive disorders have failed you, or when you simply do not want to rely on medication or modern medicine to correct your system, specialized medicine can hold the answer.
Rather than focusing on fixing your symptoms alone, a more well-rounded approach to treating a gastric issue or digestive disorder is to first find the cause of what you’re experiencing. There are many reasons you could be dealing with problems like:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Ulcerative colitis
- Food allergies
- Crohn’s disease
Perhaps your DNA is the culprit behind your gastric disorders, but there is good chance that lifestyle may have a bigger influence on good digestive health.
Lifestyle: A Major Source of Digestive Disorders
Western diets are high in processed foods. And, unfortunately, these diets are also low in the consumption of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and grains. Bodies aren’t tolerating the absence of basic nutrition well.
Busy schedules, work and family obligations, and the prevalence of unhealthy but quick food options are leading to the downfall of good digestive health. It will take a concentrated effort to make changes in the way you eat, but it can be done.
Diseases of the colon, rectum, and entire digestive system have the potential to be reduced, eliminated, or prevented through healthy choices. When your digestive system isn’t acting normally, this is a sign that your body is unable to absorb nutrients the way it should, or eliminate waste as intended. In these cases, optimal health will be unattainable without intervention.
Some of the most common causes or irritants of gastrointestinal distress can include:
- A low-fiber diet
- Lack of exercise
- Certain medications, like antidepressants
- Resisting the urge to have a bowel movement
- Abuse of laxatives
- Overuse of antacids
How Specialized Medicine Can Minimize Gastric Issues
In specialized medicine, there are many options for the treatment of digestive disorders. Some of the first steps will include testing for food allergies or intolerance. Intimate knowledge about the inner workings of your digestive system will guide your medical team to the right treatment for your health concerns. Reviewing your medical history, medications taken, and thoroughly itemizing your diet will also be important to determine the most likely causes of your gastrointestinal distress.
It is very likely that an overhaul of your nutritional efforts through nutrition coaching will be part of your specialized treatment. Nutritional supplementation, immune support, probiotics, and homeopathic remedies may also be indicated after you have undergone your individual assessment. Alternative medicine is also on the table, including methods like herbal therapy or acupuncture.
Sometimes you do have to live with the gut problems you have, but there is no reason to allow them to be out of control and rule your life. Developing a routine for eating and living that is healthy for you can go a long way toward minimizing the stress and side effects of digestive diseases.
Ready to feel better, have more energy, and reclaim a healthy digestive tract? Contact us at the Longevity Health Institute in Rochester Hills, MI, to schedule your appointment with our team, get good nutrition in gear, and take charge of the gastric issues that rule your life.