Digestive Gut Issues
Heartburn – GORD
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) Indigestion
GORD can cause burning in the throat, constant burping, a sensation of fullness, bloating or upper abdominal ache/pain. GORD must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid complications such as:
- Oesophagitis (inflammation of the oesophagus)
- Narrowing of the oesophagus
- Oesophageal adenocarcinoma
It is important to establish the underlying causes, such as stomach or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), H. Pylori infection, low stomach acids or other contributing factors.
Usually with patients suffering from GORD there is an underlying infection that can be treated naturally with herbs and nutritional medicine.
Herbal medicine & nutritional treatment can be very effective when prescribed correctly.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(IBS) Bloating & Constipation
The underlying cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome has not been identified.
IBS is a common gastrointestinal disorder that causes bloating, stomach cramps or sensation of a dull ache, constipation, diarrhoea or can alternate between both.
The symptoms of IBS can be eased with treatment or in many cases with the correct treatment, the sufferer can achieve minimal or be symptom-free.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional disorder of the gut, which means that the gastrointestinal tract is not working properly, but nothing is wrong with the structure. It is a condition that affects a large number of people in Australia.
Several factors could initiate and maintain IBS, such as genetic predisposition (Pyroluria disorder), after an acute gastrointestinal infection. Sometimes parasites such as Blastocystis Hominis or Dientamoeba Fragilis, high copper levels in the body can cause irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Stress and food sensitivities can also promote IBS.
How we can help?
There are various ways to identify and treat digestive issues.