Gut sensitivity is a common problem among people today, and it can have a severe impact on your overall wellness. While symptoms of a sensitive gut can be very uncomfortable, there are multiple treatment options available to help you regain the health of your gut. Here at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine, we offer gut healing protocols as a functional approach to gut sensitivity.
Let’s learn more about identifying, treating, and overcoming gut sensitivity.
Signs and Symptoms of Gut Sensitivity
Gut sensitivity can affect you in more ways than you’d expect. In addition to a sensitive stomach, which can trigger gas, bloating, heartburn, indigestion, nausea, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, and occasional pain in the abdomen, a sensitive gut can cause:
- Brain fog
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Joint and muscle pain
- Autoimmune conditions
Gut sensitivity may be caused by digestive conditions, such as:
- Celiac disease
- IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
Treatments for Gut Sensitivity
Treatment for gut sensitivity can be complex, given that it’s often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the sensitivity. This is why it’s important to work with experts in gut health, such as the experienced team at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine if you’re experiencing gut sensitivity.
Our center uses the 5-R Protocol for gut healing. This functional approach addresses all of the potential contributors to gut sensitivity for lasting relief.
The stages of the 5-R Protocol include:
Eliminate all possible gut irritants, including alcohol, caffeine, processed food, food additives, certain medications and supplements, stress, and any infections, bacteria, parasites, or pathogens that need treatment.
Introduce supplements and foods to address any deficiencies in stomach acid, bile, digestive enzymes, or nutrients.
Reintroduce foods that will balance the microbiome once gut sensitivity has improved after the first two stages.
Build an environment that fosters gut healing and lasting gut health with supplements and foods rich in nutrients and amino acids.
Address lifestyle habits that affect the digestive system through stress management, exercise, improving sleep quality, and improving relationships.
If you’re experiencing gut sensitivity, call our office today to schedule a consultation and achieve relief.