Digestive Health

Gastrointestinal complaints are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Irritable bowel syndrome affects an estimated 13- 20% of Canadians, chronic constipation affects up to 25%, and heartburn affects an estimated 10- 20%. Digestive health issues often go un-diagnosed and un-treated, and people will struggle with these symptoms for decades.

Digestive concerns include:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Heart burn – (gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD))
  • Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Celiac disease
  • Food allergies
  • Food sensitivities or food intolerances

Understanding digestive issues requires us to investigate the nature of your symptoms, your history, your diet and your lifestyle. I also use different laboratory tests when indicated, to further investigate the underlying problem. 

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