Celiac Disease

Southwest functional medicine uses a unique blend of functional medicine*, nutritional wellness, and diagnostic testing to provide a personalized plan designed to assist patients with celiac disease and other digestive complications to reduce their symptoms to improve their overall quality of life. We offer comprehensive detailed lab testing to properly make and assess a diagnosis. 

Celiac Disease 

Celiac disease is a digestive and autoimmune condition. When individuals suffer from celiac disease, it causes damage to their small intestine when gluten is ingested. Gluten is a protein that is commonly found in wheat, rye, and barley. Surprisingly, gluten is also found in many premade taco seasonings and other foods that can be stored on a shelf. 

Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities show symptoms after eating bread, pasta, or wheat-based products anywhere from a few hours and up to 3 days after consumption. Gluten causes inflammation throughout the digestive tract and small intestine, leading to the malabsorption of nutrients. Those who have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease see symptoms of:

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Upset Stomach 
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia 
  • Skin Rashes 
  • Vitamin Deficiencies 
  • Joint Pain 
  • Headaches 
  • And More

How Can Southwest Functional Medicine Help You 

We start with a detailed history that provides us with information and leads as to what could be triggering this response in your system. We then perform diagnostic tests that allow us to assess the permeability in your digestive tract and if you have the markers for celiac or gluten sensitivity After this, we create a personalized plan to restore your health! We work with you one and one and are with you through every step of your wellness journey! 

Functional Medicine* and Integrative Wellness requires doctors to engage in further education outside of their core training and within their scope of practice. 

*Additional Education: M.S.A.C.P – Licensed in Texas & New Mexico. Scope of Practice Governed and Determined by State License & State Board Rules & Regulations.

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