Functional Medicine Solutions for Digestive Health Issues
Are you struggling with digestive issues like acid reflux, SIBO, constipation, IBS, or “leaky gut” syndrome? Dr. Michael Veselak offers a personalized and science-backed Functional Medicine approach to address the root causes of these common gastrointestinal problems. Discover how we can help you achieve optimal digestive health and well-being.
Understanding Digestive Issues:
Digestive problems can significantly impact your daily life, from discomfort and bloating to more serious health concerns. Our approach focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying factors that contribute to these issues.
1. Leaky Gut Syndrome:
Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, occurs when the lining of the digestive tract becomes compromised, allowing harmful substances to pass through. Dr. Michael Veselak explores the factors that contribute to this condition, including diet, stress, infections, and food sensitivities. We develop personalized treatment plans that aim to heal the gut lining, reduce inflammation, and restore digestive health. The leaky gut treatment protocol is effective and is foundational to healing. If necessary, testing can be ordered to accurately diagnose Leaky Gut and determine if there are more harmful associated conditions like lipopolysaccharides along with the breakdown of occludin and zonulin.
2. Acid Reflux (GERD):
Chronic acid reflux can lead to more severe conditions if left untreated. Our approach involves assessing dietary triggers, optimizing stomach acid levels, and addressing any underlying issues, such as hiatal hernias and or H. Pylori. We provide natural solutions to manage symptoms and prevent long-term complications. Our acid reflux solutions also focuses on the brain-gut axis due to the role of the Vagus Nerve to secrete HCL from the gastric cells.
3. SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth):
SIBO occurs when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. We utilize specialized testing to diagnose SIBO accurately. We then develop a treatment plan that may include dietary modifications, targeted antimicrobial therapy, and strategies to support gut motility and balance. It is important that with the management of SIBO, we once again focus on the brain-gut axis. The Vagus Nerve is responsible for controlling motility. If this step is neglected the SIBO tends to return.
Chronic constipation can be a sign of underlying digestive issues. Our Functional Medicine approach aims to identify and address the root causes, such as dietary factors, dehydration, gut motility issues, and imbalances in the gut microbiome. We develop personalized strategies to promote regularity and alleviate discomfort. Proper elimination is another foundational step in our approach. The Vagus nerve is once again a very important component for proper motility.
5. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome):
IBS is a complex condition with various triggers and symptoms. We offer a holistic approach, considering factors such as diet, stress, gut microbiome imbalances, and food sensitivities. We work closely with you to develop a personalized plan to manage IBS symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. Testing such as the GI MAP can assist us in developing a successful treatment plan.
Our Comprehensive Approach:
Personalized Evaluation: We conduct thorough assessments, including specialized testing when necessary, to uncover the specific factors contributing to your digestive issues.
Dietary Guidance: Tailored dietary recommendations and nutritional support are essential components of our approach to promote optimal gut health. There is a lot of information on diets out there, we will assist you in choosing the one that is most suitable for your current condition.
Lifestyle Modifications: We address stress management, exercise, sleep, and other lifestyle factors that can impact digestive health.
Supplementation: When needed, we recommend supplements to support digestive healing and balance.
Patient Education: We empower you with knowledge about your digestive health and provide ongoing support to help you implement positive changes.
Experience Digestive Relief:
Regain control over your digestive health and enjoy a higher quality of life. Dr. Michael Veselak’s Functional Medicine approach offers personalized solutions for leaky gut, acid reflux, SIBO, constipation, and IBS. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your journey toward digestive wellness.