Support For Digestive Disorders

IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders can involve symptoms that vary from inconvenient and discomforting to truly debilitating. It’s not uncommon for individuals to go from one healthcare provider to another seeking relief, trying one medication and another, or even opting for surgical procedures. Still, many are left with unresolved symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain, heartburn and more.

Although some digestive disorders seem to have an ‘obvious’ cause revealed in testing, there’s typically more to successfully managing these conditions than simply taking medication. An intestinal infection may be resolved through pharmaceutical therapy, but this isn’t always the case for those struggling with IBS symptoms. Infections often go undetected because diagnostics are limited. Digestive disorders are often complex, involving much more than one easily identifiable root cause. 

The best support for digestive conditions is one that is based on evaluating and managing all of the different systems in the body that interact and are involved. Digestive disorders are not usually just ‘digestive’ problems. They can cause and may involve other seemingly unrelated diseases and symptoms. ADHD, autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s, fibromyalgia, eczema, brain fog and chronic headaches are just a few examples. You may not realize all that is involved in your digestive condition, and it’s likely a practitioner in standard medicine won’t, either. 

Effective support requires careful attention to the whole body, and that is the type of holistic care you’ll receive from a naturopathic doctor does not rely on best guesses or a trial-and-error approach to evaluating digestive conditions. Instead, in-depth diagnostic testing is used to determine exactly what is going on with your digestive health—including its influence and impact throughout your entire body. 

Naturopathic medicine gets to the bottom of what’s causing your symptoms by identifying specific imbalances and dysfunctions. You may struggle with Leaky Gut Syndrome, in which the gut barrier is compromised such that nutrients leak out into your bloodstream, while toxins that cause inflammation leak in. You may have one or more infections that are weakening your immune system and causing other health problems. Sometimes, the gut lacks enough good bacteria to properly digest food, causing nutritional deficiencies. These are just a few of the possible reasons you’re experiencing symptoms. 

The best support for digestive disorders is customized to meet the patient’s precise needs. A practitioner who is trained in naturopathic medicine will use the results of comprehensive testing to develop a plan of care that is specifically designed for your condition. Naturopathic medicine relies on safe, natural therapeutic support to help patients heal and recover from chronic health conditions. The results are lasting improvements because therapy brings about real changes within the body.

It’s possible to feel better and to get relief from even the most persistent digestive disorder symptoms. If you’re committed to doing what it takes to help your body heal itself through proven, effective natural therapeutic care, naturopathic medicine is a great choice for support in achieving your goals.