Few people enjoy talking about their Gastrointestinal problems! Symptoms like bloating, excessive gas, heartburn, constipation, chronic diarrhea, hemorrhoids, or intestinal pain can feel a little embarrassing to talk about, but these are important symptoms to discussed with your healthcare practitioner since they could be an indication of more serious issues going on.
Your GI tract is the organ system responsible for the digestion and utilization of food for building a healthy, well functioning body. This system also contains roughly 70% of your body’s immune system response as well as a wide variety of hormones, digestive hormones and neuroendocrine secretions, such as serotonin. At Mederi, we consider the GI tract to be the foundation of health and wellness.
Due to the gastrointestinal tracts critical role in the maintenance of health, we often investigate it’s function as part of routine testing for many patients. There are a variety of GI or stool panels on the market that can be utilized to evaluate function, but you do want to be sure that the panels are comprehensive.
Most of these comprehensive panels are looking at the following as possible sources of dysfunction:
- Pathogenic bacteria, fungi, yeast, and various common parasites that are not a part of normal flora
- Gastrointestinal bacterial loads
- Digestion related screens for enzyme levels
- Immune modulators or antibodies
- intolerances and allergies to common offending foods.
- Intestinal function markers to evaluate irritation, inflammation, gut immunity and integrity.
Major disease of the gastrointestinal system should always be evaluated and treated by a GI specialist. Here at Mederi Health, we focus on improving the function of your gut and gastrointestinal tract. Using non-invasive sampling, and integrative health options like dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal supplementation, vitamins, stress reduction, chiropractic, and, if necessary, medication or medical intervention.
Could your symptoms be a sign that there is an underlying gastrointestinal condition?
- Excessive gas
- Chronic or frequent diarrhea
- Stomach pain
- Black or tarry stools
- Blood in stools
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- Irregular or inconsistent bowel movements
- Food sensitivities or intolerances
- Chronic infection
- Autoimmune diseases or disorders
Looking for gastrointestinal treatment near Denver, CO Mederi Health focuses on improving your Gastrointestinal tract with integrative health options. Call us today at (303) 993-2323 to schedule a consultation with one of our team members at our Westminster Colorado clinic.