ARE YOU FEELING FRUSTRATED WITH YOUR
Gas, bloating, acid reflux, belly pain, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, brain fog and others may be leaving you feeling frustrated and hopeless. If so, you are not alone. These are common digestive complaints that many of our patients have we have helped over the years.
From IBS to SIBO, to IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Acid Reflux, many patients
Core Wellness patients are often looking for solutions for chronic digestive issues. Many are seeking alternatives to over-the-counter medications such as antacids, laxatives and anti-diarrhea medications. Sometimes, Core Wellness patients are searching for a more natural approach to treating digestive conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.
Core Wellness physicians are trained to investigate the underlying causes for a poorly functioning digestive system, rather than just treating the symptoms. We do this using a wholistic, functional and integrative approach. First we listen to your concerns and carefully consider all possible causes. We rule out more serious problems like Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and digestive infections or ulcers. However, the vast majority of patients who suffer from digestive concerns have more subtle and often overlooked problems that need a functional approach to uncover the root cause. For this, we may suggest specialized testing including Food Sensitivity tests, Comprehensive Stool Analysis and SIBO Breath Testing. Core Wellness physicians will then set you up with an individualized treatment plan.
One test that is particularly helpful for patients with digestive complaints is sensitivity testing. Everybody needs good, healthy food, unfortunately not everyone tolerates all foods and sometimes certain foods can cause mysterious complaints including bloating, fatigue, headaches, constipation and other. A Food Sensitivity Test can take the eliminate the uncertainty of discovering which foods you may be sensitive too. A typical test will assess approximately 100 foods, preservatives and chemicals. The physicians at Core Wellness will use this information to help guide you on your journey back to better health.
Comprehensive stool testing is one of the most complete testing options available. You will learn how your body is digesting and absorbing nutrients, if there is underlying inflammation, and will provide a complete analysis of both beneficial and problematic bugs (bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites), living in your digestive system. This is great test if you are suffering from the symptoms like abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation. Also if you have a past diagnosis of IBS, autoimmune disease, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), this test is a must.
(Hydrogen/Methane/ Hydrogen sulfide)
SIBO testing is a non-invasive breath test that tests for bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. Overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine can lead to symptoms like bloating, gas, burping, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn and abdominal pain. SIBO can lead to poor nutrients absorption and contribute to many health conditions. SIBO treatment generally includes dietary changes, supplements and frequently a course of antibiotics.
Thankfully, the Core Wellness doctors are here to help and have years of experience working with patients just like you. So, if you are struggling with digestive concerns, let us help you get to the “Core” of the problem.