Digestive disorders can be a very frustrating condition to have, with the stomach aches, urgent trips to the toilet, bloating, pain, avoiding certain foods and many more embarrassing situations. It comes as a very welcome relief for patients when they seek help for these conditions.
The gastrointestinal system is so important for overall health of every other organ and body system. It is needed for proper digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients, without these the body would not be able to function. It is no wonder why people that complain of problems associated with poor digestion are often sluggish, lethargic and lacking in vitality
Naturopathy can help with a range of digestive complaints, are few are listed below;
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Coeliac disease
- Pain, bloating, discomfort
- Constipation and/or diarrhoea
- Diverticular disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Prevention of travellers diarrhoea
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder
How can Naturopathy help with digestive disorders?
There is great potential for naturopathy to help with digestive disorders, quite often is can be due to certain food intolerances or allergies. Sometimes if the food is removed for 3 months, and then reintroduced it can be tolerated again, and sometimes the food needs to be avoided on a more permanent basis.
Your naturopath will take a thorough case history as well as observe your body, as there are physical manifestations of poor digestion that will appear in the hair, nails and/or skin.