More than 60 million Americans experience gastrointestinal problems like heartburn, constipation, and chronic diarrhea. At Fairfield Family Health in Fairfield, Connecticut, the naturopathic doctors offer thorough testing and treatment of gastrointestinal problems. They design individualized treatments that relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call Fairfield Family Health or book an appointment online today to see if you can benefit from gastrointestinal treatment.
Gastrointestinal health is a medical subspecialty that diagnoses and treats problems affecting your gastrointestinal (GI) system. The GI system includes the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum, and anus.
The gastrointestinal system plays a crucial role in eating and digestion. Everyone experiences occasional gastrointestinal problems, but if your symptoms persist, it’s vital to identify the underlying cause.
At Fairfield Family Health, the integrative physicians diagnose and treat various gastrointestinal problems, including:
You might also benefit from treatment if you experience a loss of bowel control (bowel incontinence).
Make an appointment today with the holistic doctors at Fairfield Family Health if you experience any of the following gastrointestinal problems:
You should also seek treatment if you experience chronic diarrhea or bloating and gas.
To diagnose gastrointestinal problems, your Fairfield Family Health provider reviews your health records and asks about your symptoms. They need to know when your symptoms started, if they’re worse after eating certain foods, and if you’re experiencing weight loss.
Your provider completes a physical exam. They gently press on your abdomen and pelvic region to identify sensitive areas and order lab work, including blood tests and urinalysis. Your provider might also order diagnostic imaging, like an upper endoscopy, an ultrasound, or X-rays.
Upper endoscopy uses a thin tube with a light and camera called an endoscope. The endoscope examines your esophagus, throat, and upper stomach.
At Fairfield Family Health, the providers take a holistic and integrative approach to treating gastrointestinal problems. Whenever possible, they recommend healthy lifestyle changes, like eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and managing your stress. You might also benefit from trigger avoidance or taking vitamins and nutritional supplements.
Your provider works with you to develop a custom treatment plan that reduces uncomfortable symptoms and improves your quality of life. They monitor your progress at routine checkups and adjust your treatment plan when needed.
Call Fairfield Family Health or book an appointment online today to learn more about holistic and natural treatments for gastrointestinal problems.