Functional Medicine* and Integrative Wellness requires Doctors to engage in further education outside of their core training and within their scope of practice.
Despite what commercials may have you think, gas, bloating, nausea, constipation, reflux, heartburn arenâ€™t ordinary â€” they are signs that something isnâ€™t working properly in your gut. These symptoms are the body’s way of letting you know there are issues occurring internally. The body has an interconnection with the many organ systems it possesses. When issues begin to occur, these signaling pathways can be interrupted and cause issues such as headaches, inflammation, fatigue and the symptoms listed above. At southwest functional medicine we will focus on the real issue of why these problems are occurring and create a personalized treatment plan that is centered around functional wellness. With the use of diagnostic laboratory testing, detailed history, and your input, we will create a program designed to alleviate your symptoms and get your gut health and digestion back to its optimal function.
Why Is Gut Health Important?
While we are flooded with a seemingly infinite amount of over the counter and prescription medication designed to mask these gut-related symptoms which many people experience, so few are asking the big questions â€” Why is this occurring in the first place and why is it important?
Southwest Functional Medicine is committed to and actively engaged in, pioneering efforts with scientists and medical leaders in the Biology Medicine community to comprehend the role that intestine health plays in overall wellness. Through these and other efforts, we have scientific evidence that a healthy intestine is a basis for total body wellness.
Disorders of the gut have been associated with cancer, diabetes, Alzheimerâ€™s disease, autoimmune disease, diabetes, depression, and more. The Southwest Functional Medicine experts have experience in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal ailments that are common, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
In addition, we know identifying the factors that contribute to an individualâ€™s specific set of symptoms permits us to treat the condition in the way that is most effective â€” by exposing it at the root. Not only does this imply major symptom relief for our patients, but in addition, it entails the prevention of many debilitating diseases, such as Alzheimerâ€™s. Taking care of your gut is taking care of your entire body in the long run.
Colon and Common Stomach Conditions
From symptoms like bloating or acid reflux to autoimmune diseases such as IBD, we treat a list of Colon and Stomach conditions, for example:
- Acid Reflux
- Gut-Brain Connection
- Leaky Gut
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Microscopic Colitis
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
If you are having any of this disruptive and sometimes debilitating gut health or digestion conditions, please contact Health Coach El Paso, TX to set up a consultation by calling 915-412-6677 or email us at Coach@ElPasoFunctionalMedicine.comÂ
*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.