IBS/GERD Conditions Helped in Panama City, FL
Digestive problems are an increasingly common part of life: with the American diet becoming increasingly reliant on factory farm-produced foods and exposure to toxic chemicals rising, cases of heightened digestive distress are growing every year. Two of the most common such problems, affecting millions of Americans, are IBS and GERD.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment at the Bay Clinic of Chiropractic in Panama City
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a broad term that describes a variety of common chronic uncomfortable gastrointestinal problems. Caused and exacerbated by factors such as stress, food allergies or sensitivities, and poor diet, IBS is characterized by several symptoms including:
- Alternating diarrhea and constipation
- Inconsistent stool consistency and/or frequency
- Gas or abdominal pain
- Feelings of bloating and distended abdomen
In severe cases, IBS sufferers can experience fever, weight loss, sleeplessness, and black or bloody stools, all of which can be signs of more severe illnesses. So even if IBS is a common problem (with more than 20% of the U.S. population reporting symptoms of IBS), it’s important for people who have experienced these symptoms to get checked out as soon as possible…not only to ensure that a more serious condition isn’t responsible, but to get relief from the daily discomfort and reduced quality of life.
Similarly, gastroesophegal reflux disorder (GERD, also known as acid reflux syndrome) is incredibly widespread, affecting over 40% of Americans in 2016. For GERD sufferers, heartburn is a weekly or even daily concern, as the esophageal opening closes improperly after eating, leading to undigested food and caustic stomach acids to rise up into the throat. The result of this improper closing is a sensation of burning and irritation throughout the neck and chest. Perhaps unsurprisingly, people who experience GERD are also commonly afflicted with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach pain, and dental erosion. And like IBS sufferers, the symptoms of GERD are treatable with over-the-counter medicines, but none of these drugs treat the root cause of the syndrome. And nobody wants to be compelled to take medication every day for a condition while leaving the root cause of the symptoms untouched (to say nothing of the cost of having to take indigestion medicine every day!).
Unlike most conventional medicine clinics, the Bay Clinic of Chiropractic treats the cause of IBS and GERD, not only the symptoms. Functional Medicine, clinical nutrition, and functional neurology lay the groundwork for a long-lasting, sustainable approach to removing the causes of IBS and GERD for good, leading to improved digestion and improved quality of life. Through the programs offered at our clinic, GI tissue is given the tools and the time needed to truly heal.