What Are Digestive Disorders?
Your digestive system plays an important part in your body's ability to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins. So when you have a digestive problem, it can lead to negative effects on your total health and well-being. Chronic digestive disorders can cause symptoms, like nausea, bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, and more. The expert team at Cameron Wellness and Spa specializes in the holistic treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), H. pylori, and more. If you have a digestive problem that has gone undiagnosed or has not responded to standard medical treatments, we encourage you to get in touch with our Salt Lake City, UT office. We can offer a full evaluation along with solutions to encourage your body to heal itself naturally.
Digestive Care Reviews
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"I can’t even begin to explain how much Dr. Postma has helped me in my health journey. I have been to a handful of functional medicine doctors but Dr. Postma is different. He takes the time to figure out the root cause and tackle it from there. He made a simple change to the kind of iron I was taking and it did wonders for my iron levels, energy, and hair. He truly cares about his clients. Thanks Dr. Postma!!"- A.C. / Facebook / Dec 09, 2019
"I can’t even begin to explain how much Dr. Postma has helped me in my health journey. I have been to a handful of functional medicine doctors but Dr. Postma is different. He takes the time to figure out the root cause and tackle it from there. He made a simple change to the kind of iron I was taking and it did wonders for my iron levels, energy, and hair. He truly cares about his clients. Thanks Dr. Postma!!"- A.Q. / Facebook / Dec 09, 2019
"Dr Shawn way great, very professional and kind!"- C.S. / Google / Dec 18, 2019
"Working with Dr. Postma has been a positive experience for me. He takes the time to truly listen and to help me figure out a plan. I love the feedback I get through email with details and next steps because it makes everything simple and clear. Thankful to have stumbled across his information, it’s been a huge gift in my life to be heard and helped."- L.B. / Google / Aug 21, 2022
What Are the Causes of Digestive Issues?
There are many different types of digestive disorders that patients might be experiencing or have experienced at some time in their lives. Accordingly, there may be many different causes for general digestive issues, including trigger foods, a poorly balanced diet, not drinking enough water, poor nutrient absorption, stress, and more. With SIBO, the disorder is caused by an abundance of bacteria in the small intestine, and could be spurred by effects related to older age, physical damage to the intestine, medical issues, or some medicines. For IBD, the exact cause is unknown, but it is suspected that immune system dysfunction and genetics may be at fault. H. pylori issues are caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria that are normally transmitted via person-to-person contact, but can also be found in contaminated food and water.
What are symptoms of digestive issues?
Our Salt Lake City, UT patients present with a wide variety of symptoms that cue us into the underlying digestive issues. Some patients may have symptoms as mild as constant bloating, gas, or constipation. Others might experience frequent bowel movements, blood in the stool, or constant pain. If you have any one, or any combination, of these symptoms and are unable to resolve them for good, your digestive tract might have more that we need to address. Contact Cameron Wellness and Spa to initiate your journey to healing.
Our Approach to Digestive Care
During your initial visit to Cameron Wellness and Spa, you'll meet with Dr. Shawn Postma or Dr. Todd Cameron. A comprehensive health evaluation will be performed, which will include a physical exam and possible testing. We can test for food allergies, candida, SIBO, H. pylori, bacterial inflammation, parasites, fungi, and other problems. The goal is to discover the root cause of your digestive issues and offer an alternative to prescription medications. Your customized treatment plan for digestive care may involve a combination of approaches to help foster your body's natural recovery mechanism. We can provide diet and lifestyle modifications, nutrition counseling, IV therapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and more.
Digestive Care FAQ
What happens if SIBO is left untreated?
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is very treatable, but if left unaddressed, can lead to serious complications like dehydration, nutrient deficiencies, and malnutrition. SIBO can recur, even if treated. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced physician like the members of our team at Cameron Wellness + Spa treat and manage your SIBO.
Can SIBO go away on its own?
No, SIBO doesn’t go away on its own. It needs to be treated by an experienced physician who can recognize the symptoms and prescribe the correct treatment regimen.
What are the different types of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?
There are three different types of IBS, these are:
- IBS-C (IBS with constipation)
- IBS-D (IBS with diarrhea)
- IBS-M/IBS-A (IBS with mixed bowel habits)
IBS can also happen after a GI tract infection (PI-IBS) and after diverticulitis.
How serious is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be very uncomfortable, frustrating, and have a major impact on the daily lives of people suffering from it. However, IBS doesn’t lead to serious diseases or harm the large intestine or colon.
How long do IBS flare-ups last?
Typically, an IBS flare-up will last between 2 - 4 days. Often, the symptoms of IBS will worsen after eating a meal.
Treat Digestive Conditions
If you have a digestive condition that has not been successfully treated elsewhere, our team invites you to discover the benefits of alternative medicine. Located in the heart of Sugar House, UT, Cameron Wellness and Spa offers state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge treatments to help heal the digestive tract. Please get in touch with our office in SLC to schedule an appointment today.