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.
Stomach issues can reach beyond the digestive tract and lead to issues all over your body if it is not properly regulated. Some examples of digestive issues that may require medical attention include Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Disease, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Microbiome Imbalance, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, and more.
Symptoms of these, and many other issues can also include constipation, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux, and new food intolerances or allergies.
Our team is well trained to diagnosis and treat the symptoms and root causes of your digestive health. Digestive issues can be caused by poor nutrition, chronic infections, increased stress, food intolerances, or inflammation.
The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help practitioners get to the root cause of digestive disorder, gluten sensitivity and chronic illness.
We use The GI-MAP (Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.
If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with poor digestive health and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with our team today
Dr. Kristijana Rakic
Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Medicine Practitioner
Dr. K is passionate about helping individuals with complex medical conditions break free from the conventional paradigm where illness is simply managed.