The gastrointestinal system (GI system) is comprised of an incredible group of organs that is responsible for digestion, nutritional absorption, and eliminating unnecessary bodily waste. Symptoms of GI disorders and inflammation are hard to overlook. Recurring constipation, diarrhea, bloat, and cramping are more common than not, yet many people suffering from these symptoms are unaware of the cause for their distress. There is a strong connection between the body’s immune system and your GI health, and when the gut is unwell, the rest of the body is too.
You’re not alone. All of these issues can lead to a problem in the gut and Twin Cities Integrative Medicine is here to help you regain health and wellness.
70% of the immune system lives in your gut. In fact, studies now show that 90% of diseases can be traced back to the gut microbiome. A leaky gut can cause increased inflammation throughout the body, leading to achy joints, bowel issues, autoimmunity, and many other diseases. And that’s not all. 95% of brain chemicals, like serotonin, are made in the gut; therefore, if your GI system can’t function properly, you can experience anxiety and depression, foggy thinking, and irritability.
Complications of the GI system often leads to symptoms in other areas of the body and can manifest in such ways as skin rashes and anxiety disorders. Even if you do not have all of these symptoms, a health check at Twin Cities Integrative Medicine may be right for you.
It is estimated that 1 out of every 5 Americans suffers from digestive health issues due to an inflamed, diseased, or imbalanced GI system. Many people that experience unpleasant symptoms seek relief through over-the-counter indigestion medications, but these remedies do not address the underlying problem that leads to digestive disorders. If left untreated, these disorders can become so severe they may progress into serious diseases like acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, and more.