What are digestive disorders?
Disorders of the digestive tract, which is sometimes called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, impair the ability of food and drink to broken down into nutrients that the body can absorb and be used as energy and building blocks for cells.
Common digestive disorders are:
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- GERD or Reflux
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Celiac Disease
- Food sensitivities and intolerances
How can Well Integrative Medicine help me?
Using a functional medicine approach, we frequently start helping patients treat their chronic health problems by first evaluating the health of their gut and treating imbalances. By first focusing on GI health, we optimize digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food. Why do we do this first? By initially focusing on nourishing and healing the body via the GI system, we positively impact not only gastrointestinal symptoms but also other symptoms or concerns present in the body. Focusing on the GI tract can also help us treat food sensitivities, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, acne, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, dementia, and more.
It’s easy to see that digestive concerns present a big problem – and also a big opportunity for improving overall health. Having healthy digestion means more than simply being free of annoyances like bloating or heartburn. A healthy, well-functioning GI tract effectively determines what nutrients are absorbed and what toxins, allergens, and microbes will be kept out. The digestive system is directly linked to the health of your whole body.
Request a consultation at Well Integrative Medicine in Chicago
If you are suffering from a digestive disorder or you think you may be, Well Integrative Medicine can help. Request an appointment with us by calling 773-784-7000 or submitting the form on our site. We look forward to focusing on you and your unique needs.