If your holiday dinner got the best of you, you aren’t alone. Bloating after eating is a common symptom of digestive distress, but is nothing you have to live with!
The way your body reacts after you eat is a valuable indicator of underlying health issues. Often we know we should listen to our bodies, but it’s not always clear what these signals are saying.
Working with a Functional Medicine doctor can help you tune into to your gut health and get to the root cause of your digestive discomfort
Bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhea can be linked to conditions like:
1. SIBO. Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth often results in bloating and occurs when we have too many bacteria in the wrong place. If you have SIBO, certain foods may be contributing to an overgrowth of bacteria that produces methane gas and fails to produce the serotonin you should be making during digestion. Instead, two other chemical (kyneurenic and quinolinic acid) are produced that leave us bloated, constipated, depressed, fatigued and full of brain fog.
2. IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common disorder that causes pain, diarrhea, and constipation. It is considered a chronic condition but can be managed through diet and lifestyle changes.
3. Food sensitivities. Many times digestive symptoms of bloating and discomfort are caused by eating foods or ingredients you are intolerant to. Testing for food sensitivities can help you understand what food will work best for your body.
4. Other underlying issues like celiac disease, Crohn’s disease or EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) are serious medical conditions that take on symptoms of digestive distress. It’s important to take digestive distress seriously and work with a doctor to rule out any of these conditions.
Ditching Digestive Discomfort
At Aligned Modern Health, we offer a full range of diagnostic testing, including food sensitivity testing. Our goal is to help uncover the root cause of your concerns and establish a treatment plan that restores function where your body has lost it.
Our providers include Functional Medicine doctors and Registered Dietitians who work with your body’s specific needs to empower your overall wellbeing and create a specialized roadmap for your optimal gut health!
Schedule an appointment or free consultation at one of our clinics, conveniently located throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs!
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