If you are suffering from unexplained digestive problems or if your treatment so far has been ineffective, give us a call & book your appointment at the clinic.
You will be seen by an experienced doctor who will conduct thorough investigations, discuss your symptoms with you, & ensure that the root cause of your problem is identified & treated.
Diagnosing digestive disorders requires an attentive & experienced doctor, who can look at the bigger picture in what are often nuanced & complicated presentations of symptoms.
Diet & lifestyle are big factors, but making changes in these areas does not always lead to feeling better.
We offer an excellent team of doctors, including our head doctor who specialises in digestive health, & can recommend the most appropriate program of testing, to ensure that you get an accurate diagnosis, rule out any serious underlying health issues, & find a treatment plan that works for you.
Symptoms such as gas, bloating, irregular bowel movements, loss of appetite or changes to eating habits, nausea, & stomach pain may indicate an intolerance to a certain food, but they can also indicate wider health issues.
Psychological issues & stress may be a factor, as well as bacterial or fungal infections. A range of serious conditions can cause digestive disorders as well, such as colitis, Crohn’s, gallstones, Coeliac disease, ulcers, haemorrhoids, diverticulitis, & some cancers.
The symptoms of digestive disorders can be wide-ranging, varying in severity, & may come & go. They may become worse or better after eating, & may be worsened by emotional or psychological triggers, or stress.
It’s important to see a doctor who can help you to underst& what’s causing your symptoms, why previous treatment hasn’t worked, & why you continue to experience ongoing digestive problems.
Some of the more common digestive symptoms are:
- Loss of appetite
- Intense hunger
- Abdominal pain
- Gas, bloating, belching
- Diarrhoea or loose stools
- Alternating diarrhoea & constipation
- Acid reflux, heartburn (GERD)
- Irregular stools
- Changes in stool colour
- Blood or mucus in stool
- Pain after eating
- Pain that goes away after eating
- “Brain fog” (difficulty concentrating)
- Rash, itching, or hives
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should see a doctor urgently, as they can be a sign of something serious:
- Blood in your stool, or rectal bleeding
- Sudden, unexpected & unexplained weight loss
- Difficulty swallowing
- Worsening stomach pain