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Functional Medicine Helps Baldwin County Residents Avoid Digestive Disorders

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Many people struggle with chronic health issues, such as digestive disorders, in society today. Perhaps you’re among the populations of people who deal with headaches, fatigue, or inflammation. Maybe you’ve tried different medications or diet chances to correct the problem. If you’re still dealing with uncomfortable health issues, your digestive system could be the problem. 

What Causes Digestive Disorders?

There are many factors that cause digestive disorders. Any of these disorders can manifest in the form of bloating, inflammation, insomnia, and other symptoms. Stress and diet are the two main causes of digestive disorders. 

Common Disorders

While there are some disorders that are more severe than others, all disorders can harm your body. Some of the most common digestive issues include:

  • Leaky Gut
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Ulcers
  • Crohn’s Disease

Symptoms of Digestive Disorders

You’re probably already wondering if you have one of these common digestive issues. The best way to determine if you have a disorder is with a functional medicine doctor. Here are some symptoms they look for:

  • Bloating or gas
  • Insomnia
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • And many others…

If you have any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you should make an appointment right away. The longer you ignore your symptoms, the more damage they do to your body. 

How Functional Medicine Help You Avoid Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorders do more harm to the body the longer you avoid them. Chronic nausea could mean much more than “an upset stomach.” Medications and antibiotics can also do more harm than good. Over time, antibiotics wipe out the good microbes in your digestive tract. You need a balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in your gut. 

Understanding Your Gut Function

Think of your gut as the “powerhouse” of your body. Everything you eat, drink, and even breathe filters through your gut. If your gut isn’t functioning properly, other organs won’t either. During the digestive process, your body “sorts” out the nutrients in your food and distributes them. Your gut has several barriers that prevent toxins from getting through to your body. If your gut detects “toxins” in your food, it eliminates them to protect your body.  

Food Can Break Down Your Gut Barriers

It’s important to remember that your gut barriers aren’t indestructible. Toxins, inflammatory foods, and foreign substances can break down the barrier. The more harmful substances you ingest, the barrier thins out and doesn’t work as well. The best way to keep this from happening is to avoid processed foods, preservatives and artificial ingredients in your diet

Helping Your Recover From Digestive Issues

Functional medicine is a holistic approach to medicine. It looks at the entire body as a whole rather than the symptoms. Digestive symptoms are a sign of a bigger issue. While medications may help with your symptoms, they won’t correct the bigger problem. 

Change Your Nutritional Guidelines

It’s a long road to recovering from digestive disorders. A functional medicine doctor will guide you every step of the way. They will help you eliminate harmful trigger foods from your diet and replace them with healing foods. Trigger foods consist of sugar, gluten, and other additives. 

Healing foods such as organic fruits and vegetables will sustain your body with nutrients and energy. When you eat these foods, they will help rebuild your gut barrier and get you feeling better again. 

Let The Gut Authority Help You Recover

If you’re suffering from a digestive disorder, you don’t need to suffer alone. The team at The Gut Authority would love to help you avoid digestive issues and recover from the issues you already have. Contact us today. We’re here for you.

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