There is a lot of talk in the medical community about gut health and Digestive Conditions. Gut health has been shown to be the cause of many diseases, both mental and physical. Keeping the digestive system in check is an important component of overall wellness and health, and there are a few things we can do to make sure the gut stays healthy. One of the best ways to support gut health is by eating probiotic-rich foods, such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi, and avoiding all processed foods.
Processed & Fast Foods
Managing food allergies may be a good starting place. Over 10% of the adult population and almost 8% of children suffer from a food allergy. The number one food allergy is to peanuts followed by an allergy to cow’s milk. However, it is estimated that over 60% of the population has a sensitivity to dairy. Food allergies are true medical conditions that can cause anaphylaxis which may result in the closing of the throat, swelling of the face, and tongue creating which is a life-threatening medical emergency. Other patients with food allergies suffer from skin rashes, diarrhea, inflammation of the bowels along with joint inflammation. It is important to identify any food allergies and take steps to avoid those foods.
Food allergies and intolerances change over time and often our favorite foods and drinks become the biggest culprits of allergic reactions.
Understanding Digestive Conditions
Stress levels really affect what causes digestive problems as well. High-stress levels can result in the release of cortisol hormones in the body, when the adrenals are exhausted, which has multiple, negative effects on digestion. When cortisol levels are high, digestion slows down and can result in problems such as heartburn, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Stress causes issues with almost every system in the body, but often manifests in our digestive systems. Having a stress management protocol such as meditation, exercise, prayer, or even petting a dog can be key to controlling stress.
Digestive Conditions We Treat
Research continues to show a strong correlation between gut health, microbiome, and our overall well-being. Untreated or poorly managed digestion can cause additional diseases including autoimmune diseases, Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), diabetes, and even cancer. Taking steps to improve digestive conditions may be able to improve your core physical condition.
There is a connection to microbiome and chronic inflammatory disease (inflammatory bowel), celiac disease, crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Ulcerative Colitis also involves problems with the microbiome along with issues with mucosal immunity, that result in intestinal inflammation.
Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas
The liver is vital to our health and well-being. Inflammation of the liver from several sources causes Hepatitis. The liver has a dual role in detoxification along with processing nutrients from our food. This process works in generating bile and the bile ducts between these organs can develop many problems including primary biliary cirrhosis. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and small intestine between meals. The bile may have particles that harden and form gallstones. Most stones pass-through digestion, but in some cases, if there are too many gallstones or the gallbladder becomes inflamed from the irritation, patients may require a cholecystectomy or other gallbladder surgery.
The pancreas helps digestion by producing enzymes to aid in processing carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. When the pancreas becomes inflamed due to gallstones moving in from the gallbladder, this can cause pancreatitis. Medicines, alcohol, and triglycerides can also cause pancreatitis which in a mild form may become chronic but it must be treated effectively before it causes damage that can affect the heart, lungs, and kidneys.
Treatment for Digestive Conditions
Sunridge Medical is an innovative leader in alternative treatments for digestive conditions. Our experts have developed groundbreaking and proven protocols to help patients reduce their symptoms and heal underlying issues. Sunridge Medical’s remarkable success rate is made possible by its comprehensive approach, focusing on natural remedies tailored to the individual needs of each patient. The Sunridge Medical health team offers expert knowledge, safe therapies, and genuine care to ensure that everyone receives the highest quality treatment possible for their digestive condition. Sunridge Medical is leading the way in providing alternative solutions that work.