Our functional medicine digestive health experts help patients with a range of digestive conditions
Tired of feeling unwell? Our leading experts in solving gut health issues are here to help.
Gut health is the cornerstone of health
For many years, several medical fields have considered good gut health as one of the most important elements of a person’s overall well-being. 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 we've 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 well-being.
A Closer Look at Your Gut Health
The Gut Foundation data says that half of all Australians will experience digestive problems in any given 12-month period. That's half the population living with the symptoms of a digestive system in distress!
Perhaps more interesting though, is the way these digestive problems manifest in our body.
Obvious symptoms of digestive distress include constipation, cramping, bloating, gas, reflux, and diarrhoea. Yet we can also look outside of the gut for gut-related symptoms. This is why many people don’t realise the origin of their problems lies in their digestive tract.
Other symptoms caused by digestive distress include:
- Rashes, acne, and hives
- Anxiety, depression and fatigue
- Brain fog and headaches
- Hormone and autoimmunity imbalances
- Food intolerances
- Recurring infections
This is the perfect example of looking at the body as a whole instead of focusing on the area expressing irregular function. Equally, when it comes to something like holistic IBS treatment, we consider factors inside and outside the gut, such as stress, infections, and nutrient imbalances.
Unfortunately, if you don't receive proper treatment for the symptoms above, they can lead to conditions such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Chronic Candida, Coeliac Disease, and autoimmune diseases.
Functional Medicine can play a significant role in diagnosis and treatment in relation to gut dysfunction. Our team will look at the causes and triggers of your gut distress, as well as methods for mediating these symptoms.
Whether you’re looking for holistic IBS treatment or for other digestive challenges, or you’re searching for answers to long-held medical questions, we'll be happy to help.
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Get clarity, support and results on your digestive health
We take what’s complex and make it simple. We help you see through the maze of medical confusion with your ongoing, complex health issues and finally give you clarity on the underlying cause/s. We analyse, assess and test so we can pinpoint and focus on what needs to be addressed to improve your health picture.
You get a dedicated healthcare team that's just as invested as you are at getting the results you desire. We use a combination of unlimited clinical consultations with health coaching, so we don’t only help you join the dots on your health, we hold your hand through the entire journey so you achieve what you set out to do.
Those who have both a practitioner and a health coach supporting them in their goals are much more likely to achieve them, and get there much quicker than they would alone. This unique model is why we our patients regularly give us 5-star rave reviews on Google.