If you struggle with excess gas and bloating you might have a problem with bacterial overgrowth. Functional nutrition also referred to as functional medicine, differs from traditional medicine approaches. The functional medicine approach aims to find the root cause of your issues, and not just treat your symptoms. If you’re needing a functional nutritionist near you, The Gut Authority can address your overall health to figure out the root cause of your gas problems. Our health care team will work to treat the problem and not just the symptoms.
Most of the bacteria in your gut are found in your colon. However, sometimes it can creep up into your small intestine (known as SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and cause problems with excess gas. If you eat a meal high in carbs or fiber then an excess of these bacteria will produce two types of gas, methane, and hydrogen. As the bacteria metabolize the foods you eat, they react more with carbs and fiber.
They produce gas or hydrogen gas as a defense mechanism to protect themselves against these foods. Along with the production of gas, most people will experience other types of symptoms similar to having food allergies. These can be diarrhea or constipation, fatigue, hormone balance issues, malabsorption, depression, trouble sleeping, and brain fog. The symptoms you experience will be different depending on the type of bacteria.
While passing gas is normal from either swallowing air or bacteria feeding off undigested food particles in your large intestine, passing too much gas can be a sign of a problem. Typically, an increase in gas is caused by food sensitivities, lifestyle factors, a leaky gut, or SIBO. Our team will work to figure out the root cause of your issue.
We’ll then come up with a treatment plan to decrease inflammation and heal your gut back to optimal health. Since every person is different, we use a functional medicine approach based on your body and how it responds to treatment. The good news is that most of this excess gas can be reversed with a functional nutrition approach.
The Gut Authority can help you balance your body and restore your gut health. If you want to feel better and healthier and are considering a functional nutritionist near you, let our team help you out. We want to help end your gas problems so you can start enjoying life again. Call us today so we can get your appointment scheduled.