Smooth Move & Normal Gut Function
No one is immune from the occasional stomach ache.
However, prolonged or irregular issues with your gut and stomach could be the signs of serious digestive problems that require medical attention.
Everyone at Deena Neff, MD has their digestion evaluated since it is so central to our health.
Indeed, serious and seemingly minor stomach issues can reach beyond the digestive tract and lead to issues all over your body if it not properly regulated.
“All disease begins in the gut.” — Hippocrates
This belief is also held by the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda. This makes sense from a simplistic view: if you are not absorbing nutrients, then you will not be able to support and nourish all of you tissues, creating illness.
While we know now that this is true, it is much more complicated. For example, 70% or more of your immune system lies in the wall of your GI tract, influencing your ability to fight infections and triggering immune dysfunction. It is also sometimes implicated in the initiation and perpetuation of autoimmune diseases.
We are learning more and more about the microbiome at an exponential rate. The microbiome is the sum of all of the bacteria that lives with us, in our gut, on our skin, in our respiratory and genital tracts. It seems that the microbiome has its hand in not only in the function of our gut, but also of our mood, pain, how our brains work, heart disease, and obesity, just to name a few.
Symptoms to pay attention to include constipation, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux, gas, and new food allergies or intolerances. At Deena Neff, MD, our medical team is expertly trained to examine the symptoms and causes of your digestive health problems and provide an effective treatment plan. Gut issues can be caused by numerous factors, including: a diet that is not right for you, nutrition deficiencies, an undiagnosed medical issue, stress, a food allergy or sensitivity, inflammation, infection or colonization, just too name a few.
Our team will help restore your gut health, and therefore your overall health, as quickly as possible.
If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with digestive problems and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Deena Neff, MD today!