Real Relief for IBS
For many years, several medical fields have considered good gut health as one of the most important elements of a person’s overall wellbeing. From Naturopathy to Functional Medicine, Chinese Medicine to Ayurvedic, each of these disciplines point to the great importance gut health plays in our lives.
Conventional western medicine is slowly accepting the importance of gut health and a healthy microbiome in everything from IBS treatment to weight loss, and prenatal health for mothers and their unborn children. However, these are concepts that we have been promoting for years.
When considering IBS treatment in Melbourne, our team understands the importance of the GI tract. As well as assisting with nutritional absorption and digestion, the GI tract plays a role in your immunity, infection prevention, balancing hormones, healthy weight regulation, waste elimination, the production of neurotransmitters, and much more.
At Melbourne Functional Medicine, our team places great importance on gut health and your microbiome when considering your symptoms. Whether you’re experiencing constipation and bloating, or you require IBS treatment in Melbourne, we will holistically consider gut dysfunction and how it contributes to your overall wellbeing.
A Closer Look at Your Gut Health
Data from the Gut Foundation tells us that half of all Australians will experience digestive problems in any given 12-month period. That is half of the population living with the symptoms of a digestive system in distress. Perhaps more enlightening though, is the way these digestive problems manifest in our body. This data gives us a greater insight into holistic IBS treatment and holistic treatment for other conditions and symptoms.
Of course, symptoms of digestive distress include constipation, cramping, bloating, gas, reflux, and diarrhoea, but we can also look outside of the gut for gut-related symptoms. This is where many people become confused and don’t realise the origin of the problem lies in their digestive tract.
Other symptoms that are caused by digestive distress include:
This is the perfect example of looking at the body as a whole instead of focusing in on the area that is expressing poor or irregular function. While some skin conditions can be remedied topically, it is often in the digestive tract that the root issue exists. Equally, when it comes to something like holistic IBS treatment, it’s important to consider factors inside and outside the gut.
Unfortunately, symptoms like the ones described above are not isolated in nature. If you do not receive proper treatment, they can lead to conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Chron’s Disease, Chronic Candida, Coeliac Disease, and a range of autoimmune diseases.
From holistic treatment IBS to the prevention of serious diseases, Functional Medicine can play a significant role in diagnosis and treatment in relation to gut dysfunction. Our team employs a model that looks at the causes and triggers of your gut distress, as well as methods for mediating these symptoms.
Just like many seemingly unrelated symptoms are often linked to gut health, the source of your dysfunction often begins outside the gut itself. In fact, stress is a prime cause of gut dysfunction. Other factors include nutritional and diet problems, and infections. Adopting holistic treatment options, our team will investigate all possible triggers, causes, and sources of relief.
Once we establish the best treatment option for you, we will be able to begin your journey towards greater gut health and better overall health and wellbeing.
Whether you’re looking for holistic IBS treatment in Melbourne or you’re searching for answers to long-held medical questions, the team at Melbourne Functional Medicine will be happy to work with you. Make an appointment now or chat with our team for advice.
For personalised care, effective treatments and leading advice, Residents from all across melbourne including from areas like Richmond, Moonee Ponds, Malvern, Hawthorn, Yarraville & more trust only a qualified naturopath at Melbourne Functional Medicine.