Digestive Health Services in Georgia
Gastrointestinal function is important for general health. Roughly 85 percent of your immune system’s effectiveness is directly tied to digestive health.
A variety of hormone precursors also form in the gut lining. Some of these hormones are important for the body’s metabolic processes, like fat storage and appetite. They also influence things like glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity.
Problems with digestive health can have far-reaching consequences and may contribute to or worsen conditions like IBS, IBD, or colitis.
The intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria – some beneficial, some neutral, and some harmful. Balancing beneficial microbial flora in the gut is key for healthy digestion, nutrient usage, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens. Poor digestion and malabsorption can lead to immune dysfunction, nutritional insufficiencies, mental and emotional disorders, and autoimmune diseases.
Our teams can prescribe prescription-strength supplements, when necessary, but we often recommend starting with natural supplements. It may also be necessary to medically intervene to improve some aspects of gut health before prescribing treatments like probiotics, since certain imbalances may prevent probiotics from being properly absorbed.
Finding a Solution to Your Digestive Health Struggles
Digestive health treatment plans usually require three steps:
Your Optimum Health Rehab team at one of our Georgia offices will first focus on diagnosing what’s wrong with your digestive health. This generally involves a panel of tests, including food sensitive tests, as well as a detailed discussion of the symptoms you’re experiencing, your lifestyle, your diet, and pre-existing conditions.
Some of the panel tests we perform will help with:
- DNA identification of microbiota
- Determining antibiotic and botanical sensitivities
- Identifying sources of inflammation (example: calprotectin, lysozyme, lactoferrin)
- Identifying all targeted microbiota
- Detecting parasites
Your Optimum Health Rehab wellness specialist may recommend an elimination diet to identify potential foods that are causing issues. They may also prescribe special supplements, powders, or shakes that can help correct digestive deficiencies.
We’ll strive to get to the root of your digestive health issues by developing a treatment plan and recommending lifestyle changes that can help you maintain long-term digestive health and a better quality of life.
Visit One of Our Georgia Clinics for Digestive Health Services
Regain Your Digestive Health
If you are struggling with digestive health and are looking for an alternative to invasive intervention or powerful pharmaceuticals with a long list of side effects, contact Optimum Health Rehab at 877-704-1761.