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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Nutritional Wellness

Nutrition & Holistic Chiropractors located in Clearwater, FL

More than 22 million people in the United States visit their doctor with complaints of digestive problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Kevin Granger, DC, and the team at Nutritional Wellness understand how gastrointestinal disorders can prevent you from living your life the way you want. That’s why they offer a number of nutrition-based treatments at their office in Clearwater, Florida. Schedule an appointment with the team by calling Nutritional Wellness today.

Gastrointestinal Disorders Q&A

What are gastrointestinal disorders?

A gastrointestinal disorder is a condition that directly affects the gastrointestinal tract, which consists of the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum. There are many reasons you may develop a gastrointestinal disorder. They’re often linked to diet, physical activity, stress, and genetics. While symptoms of a gastrointestinal disorder can come and go, many become chronic, debilitating conditions.

Are there different types of gastrointestinal disorders?

There are many disorders that can have a negative impact on your digestive tract, however, the most common are:

Constipation

Constipation means you’re struggling to pass a bowel movement on a regular basis. Your stools may be hard, dry, and small. In many cases, constipation is caused by a poor diet, lack of exercise, and dehydration.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

GERD causes stomach acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to painful heartburn, nausea, and bad breath.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS occurs when your colon muscle contracts more than it should, leading to sudden changes in your bowel habits. You may experience constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and excess gas.

Crohn’s disease

While Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, it most often impacts the end of the small bowel, where it meets the colon. This can lead to a number of painful, uncomfortable symptoms, such as chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and even rectal bleeding.

What’s the best approach to treating gastrointestinal disorders?

The team at Nutritional Wellness uses a personalized approach to treating gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Granger is trained in Nutritional Response Testing®, a technique that pinpoints areas and organs in the body that are overstressed and not functioning properly. This two-step process involves an analysis and an individualized supplement plant.

By targeting certain reflexes to determine which organs or reflexes are underperforming, Dr. Granger can help identify your nutritional deficiencies. Once he does, the team can figure out which supplements will help your specific digestive disorder. In addition, they may design a nutrition plan that decreases inflammation and improves your digestion.

The team at Nutritional Wellness delivers a holistic, evidence-based approach to gastrointestinal disorder care. To schedule an appointment, call Nutritional Wellness today.