Abdominal pain, bloating, and even headache are all symptoms of underlying digestive issues. The medical team at Gain Wellness Center in San Diego, California, offers integrative treatments for a wide range of digestive issues, including leaky gut syndrome. If you have digestive issues, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a free consultation today.

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What are digestive issues?

The digestive system is a complex part of your body that’s responsible for breaking down and absorbing essential nutrients as well as releasing waste. Problems in your digestive system can lead to a host of disruptive symptoms, such as chronic constipation or diarrhea.

The team at Gain Wellness Center treats many digestive issues, including:

Food sensitivities

A food sensitivity or intolerance occurs when you have a hard time digesting a certain food, such as dairy. This may cause symptoms such as gas, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. A food sensitivity is different from a food allergy, which involves the immune system.

Leaky gut syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome develops when the lining of your intestines is more permeable than it should be. This allows bacteria and toxins to pass into your bloodstream, causing a wide variety of symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Skin problems
  • Headaches
  • Widespread inflammation
  • Chronic constipation, diarrhea, or bloating

Leaky gut syndrome is not yet recognized as a diagnosable condition by mainstream medicine.

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

Sometimes called blind loop syndrome, SIBO occurs when there’s an abnormal increase in the bacteria population of your small intestine. This can lead to loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss, and abdominal pain.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a common digestive issue that causes chronic constipation or diarrhea. Other symptoms may include cramping, gas, and bloating.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Also called acid reflux, GERD occurs when stomach acid flows back into the tube that connects it to your mouth. Acid reflux causes a burning sensation in your chest, commonly called heartburn.

What causes digestive issues?

Many factors can contribute to digestive issues, including elements of your lifestyle like stress, diet, and smoking. Certain medical conditions, such as recent abdominal surgery, diabetes, or hormone imbalances, can also cause digestive issues.

The team at Gain Wellness Center performs a thorough wellness evaluation to determine the root cause of your specific digestive issues.

How are digestive issues treated?

After they identify the underlying cause of your digestive issues, the team at Gain Wellness Center creates a personalized treatment plan. Depending on your specific needs, treatment may include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Regular exercise
  • Avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms
  • Stress management
  • Treatment for hormone imbalances
  • Cellular detoxification

To take control of your digestive issues, call Gain Wellness Center, or you can schedule a complimentary consultation online today.