Gut Health Restoration
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems affect up to 70 million Americans each year and can wreak havoc on your body. At Suburban Wellness Group in Newark, New Jersey, you will get the support you require to improve your gut health. Our physicians offer in-depth physical exams and laboratory testing. We work relentlessly to locate the cause of your GI symptoms and offer a range of treatment options to repair gut damage. We provide individualized care and one-on-one attention with one goal in mind – to achieve optimal health. Call or contact us today.
About Gut Health
Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is lined with microbes, which includes bacteria, fungi, and even viruses. Gut bacteria perform many important functions in the body, including immune system support, assistance with serotonin production, digestion and processing of food, and disposal of toxins and other foreign substances that come into the body.
We need a diverse balance of good bacteria, but when bad bacteria get introduced or good bacteria get out of balance, dysbiosis can occur which can lead to a host of health conditions including digestive issues, inflammation, weight fluctuation, skin conditions, mental health impairments and chronic illness. It is extremely imperative to keep your gut bacteria as friendly and abundant as possible.
Suburban Wellness Group physicians in Newark, New Jersey recommend beginning the gut restoration process with a microbiome test which will provide an analysis of a stool sample that summarizes the microorganisms and their genetic material that reside in your GI tract. With this health intelligence, our certified nutritionists can provide individually customized guidance to help restore gut functioning through targeted nutrition, supplements and lifestyle recommendations.
More About Gut Microbiomes
Your gut contains trillions of different bacteria and fungi. Many of these microorganisms are essential for good health. They help your body digest food, boost your metabolism, and even keep your weight in check. Some illnesses can disrupt the balance of microorganisms in your gut. Damage to the gut microbiome can have a significant effect on your health.
Manipulating gut bacteria in the microbiome with probiotics and prebiotics has been found to have an influence on both physical and emotional wellbeing.
What are some common gastrointestinal issues?
Millions of Americans suffer from digestive diseases, including: Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Peptic Ulcer Disease. Some prescription medications, like antibiotics, are notorious for causing GI problems. These medications may be essential to treat an illness, but they can also damage your gut microbiome.
The following symptoms are signs of a GI Illness: Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating, Stomach Pain and Weight Changes. Remember, your gut contains many different types of microorganisms that need to work together. Many gut problems occur when this balance is disturbed. For example, gastrointestinal problems may result when a specific type of bacteria or fungus grows too quickly. This particular microorganism may be a part of a healthy gut microbiome. However, if it grows too fast, it can overpower the “good bugs” that your gut needs. Eventually, you can develop an unchecked infection that spreads throughout your gastrointestinal system.
Also, chronic inflammation or overuse of certain medications can lead to a condition known as “leaky gut syndrome.” Leaky gut develops when the walls of your intestines become loose. This allows bacteria and toxins to spread from your gut into the bloodstream. Fortunately, treatment can help heal your gut and restore a healthy gut microbiome.
What treatments are available?
Suburban Wellness Group begins with an in-depth physical exam and extensive laboratory testing. We will ask questions about your medical history, your diet, and what symptoms you’re currently experiencing. Next, we develop a personalized care plan designed to repair your gut. Your care plan may include nutritional counseling, stress management, and more.
If you are concerned about your GI symptoms, contact Suburban Wellness Group today. Call the office today at 973-483-2277, or fill out our online contact form.
SUBURBAN WELLNESS GROUP
554 Bloomfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107
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