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The stomach and digestive system are crucial components of the body. If one part of the system is not functioning correctly, then the patient will experience pain and discomfort; while also increasing health risks. People may choose to take the stomach and digestion for granted, not monitoring nutrition intake and continuing an unhealthy lifestyle. Gastroenterology is the study of functions or illnesses with the stomach, small intestine, esophagus, pancreas, colon, rectum, liver and bile ducts.
A gastroenterologist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract and various illnesses. What can start as a mere stomach ache or a small amount of heartburn can turn into something much worse if left untreated. It can be easy to take painkillers, Pepto-Bismol, anti-acid tablets or other options, merely masking the symptoms. However, these medications will not treat the illness and will allow the illness to get worse over time. In other cases, people may begin to eat healthier and exercise, only to struggle with the same issues. When dieting and exercise are not as effective, specialized treatment may become necessary.
Gastrointestinal issues can seem almost invisible to some people. The pain can range from nausea and excessive heartburn to chronic diarrhea or gallstone pancreatitis. It can be difficult to identify the origin of the pain and the actual condition. If the gastrointestinal pain persists, seeking treatment from a specialized professional is the best step. Possible conditions or ailments of the gastrointestinal tract can include:
- Acid reflux (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Constant nausea and vomiting
- Biliary tract disorders
- Constant belching, bloating, flatulence
- Gallstone Pancreatitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Constipation or diarrhea
These are only a few of the possible conditions that one can struggle with and that we can help treat at Lifestyle Wellness. The reality is that many people will ignore the symptoms and try to mask them with basic over-the-counter medication instead of receiving professional care. The conditions above can range in severity, some requiring more complex treatment than others. Regardless of the condition, we will offer the most effective treatment at our disposal.
At Lifestyle Wellness, we can provide the necessary care and help patients connect with a gastroenterologist for treatment. It is crucial for the components of the digestive system and intestines to be in functioning order. If anything is out of order, a patient can struggle with obtaining the correct amount of nutrients and dispelling the waste. Complications in this process can lead to illnesses that bring about worse than mere discomfort, leading to health issues and one’s life at risk. Visiting a regular physician may not be enough for treatment as a general physician may not specialize in the specific medical field that a patient needs the treatment.
More than just a consultation
While a physician can still offer a wide variety of care, receiving a diagnosis and treatment from a professional gastroenterologist helps patients receive a more detailed diagnosis. With a more detailed diagnosis, a gastroenterologist will have a better recommendation for what the treatment needs to entail. At Lifestyle Wellness, we will help patients receive the specialized care a patient needs. Our goal is to not only treat the health issue of the patient but help the patient lead a healthy lifestyle after the treatment.
Early detection of issues such as polyps can help the treatment be more effective and prevent further risk; this also applies to detecting certain types of cancer. With an appointment at Lifestyle Wellness, we will assess the patient’s medical history and the current health issues causing pain.
At Lifestyle Wellness, we will provide treatment and service with a high level of friendly care the moment a patient walks in the door. Once we form a diagnosis, we will go over the treatment and answer any questions the patient has. A consultation is only the first step of a treatment plan.
Following treatment, we will verify that everything is going well and then recommend the best steps toward a healthier lifestyle. For many people, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult. Fortunately, we are here to help.
We do not merely treat patients at Lifestyle Wellness but also help them achieve a healthy lifestyle. We will help patients develop a plan to stay healthy and avoid reoccurring symptoms of the previous condition as much as possible. Our goal is to ensure that you have as comfortable a treatment process as possible. From the moment you enter our office, we offer a friendly, comforting, and caring atmosphere. We will address any questions or concerns that you may have before beginning treatment.
Above all else, we want to help patients remain healthy and live a life without consistent pain. Give us a call at 1-718-416-6429 to schedule a consultation and begin the path to a healthier life.