Dealing with a digestive disorder and other digestive system problems can impact your day-to-day life. At the New York Center for Integrative Medicine in the Manhattan, New York area, our providers regularly see patients who are struggling with digestive concerns and are seeking naturopathic and integrative medicine professionals to address them. If you have been struggling with diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and abdominal pain, you may have a disorder known as irritable bowel syndrome. With a proper diagnosis of your condition, our providers can suggest appropriate treatment options that can improve your daily quality of life and help you gain control of your disease most conservatively.
IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means that if other causes of GI symptoms have been ruled out, and your symptoms meet certain criteria (known as the Rome criteria), a diagnosis of IBS is possible. Unfortunately, many people are given this diagnosis without appropriate rule outs. It can become problematic for patients on a daily basis, as it can cause continued bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea when patients least expect it. This makes the condition challenging to manage for many, which is when they turn to the professionals at our office for assistance.
The specific cause of irritable bowel syndrome and other common digestive diseases can be difficult to track down. Some potential causes include SIBO, inflammatory conditions, digestive enzyme deficiency, a history of trauma or stress, and microbiome imbalances. With a thorough medical history and appropriate testing our team can give you a definitive diagnosis of your condition before seeking solutions to help.
Our doctors at the New York Center for Integrative Health work directly with patients to give them a proper diagnosis and discuss potential treatment options that are conservative and appropriate. Our professionals can educate you on the treatment choices available to you and help you make a knowledgeable decision on how to proceed.
If you are experiencing continued digestive system problems and suspect you may have a digestive disease such as irritable bowel syndrome, we invite you to call (917) 477-3538 to request an appointment at our facility located at 345 7th Avenue, Suite #1601.
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