The Gastrointestinal tract has many important functions in the body, including digestion and absorption of your nutrients, energy production, removing toxins, immune system regulation, and neurotransmitter hormone production. The GI tract acts as the gatekeeper and prevents harmful substances from entering the body and allows in all the proper nutrients that your body needs to maintain proper functioning.
The majority of your immune system is controlled through the digestive system, and any imbalances may increase your risk for atopic diseases like asthma, allergies, and eczema, or increase your risk for autoimmune diseases.
The Gastrointestinal tract is also involved in proper neurotransmitter production, and any imbalances may increase your risk for neuropsychiatric disorders.
We can diagnose and help treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Heartburn and GERD
- H. Pylori
- Hypochlorhydria or low stomach acid
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Pancreatic Insufficiency EPI
- Functional Abdominal Pain
- Chronic Constipation or Diarrhea
- Intestinal Permeability or “Leaky Gut”
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO
- Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth SIFO
- Irritable Bowel Disease IBS
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
At Phoenix Integrative Medical Center, we are specially trained to identify these imbalances that occur in the digestive system. We strive to find and address the root cause of your gastrointestinal problem. We use a specific program incorporating conventional pharmaceutical interventions with lifestyle modifications and nutritional supplementation that promotes proper balance and allows healing of the GI tract.
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When it comes to your long term health and wellness, you deserve care that addresses root causes rather than symptoms. Dr. Hoffman and the team are ready to create a personalized plan to help you reach your goals. Schedule a consultation today and learn what personalized, integrative medical care can do for you.