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Dysbiosis | Boston, MA

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What is dysbiosis?

Dysbiosis is a condition that develops when the healthy bacteria (microbiota) in your digestive tract becomes imbalanced. Our GI tract consists of over 400 species of microbiota, which help fight off foreign microorganisms, assist in digestion, and help our bodies absorb essential nutrients and vitamins from our food. When our gut bacteria levels are out of wack, it can lead to a wide range of gastrointestinal issues, like diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and more. Dysbiosis can be brought on by an unbalanced diet, certain medications, stress, poor dental hygiene, and excessive alcohol consumption. At Boston Direct Health, Steven Zivich, M.D. will work with you to help optimize your microbiome for optimal gut health. Call our office in Boston, MA today to book a consultation.

How is dysbiosis treated?

Your treatment will depend on the underlying cause of your dysbiosis. First, Dr. Zivich will review your medical history, current medications, diet, and daily habits. He may also order a few diagnostic assessments, such as an organic acid test (which requires a urine sample), a comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA), and a hydrogen breath test (which measures gases produced by bacteria to identify intestinal bacterial overgrowth). Depending on your test results, Dr. Zivich might suggest adjusting your medications, nutrition, stress management, vitamin supplements, and taking a pre- and probiotic to aid in balancing gut bacteria. 

balance your microbiome | Boston, MA

Reduce stomach cramps, chronic bloating, indigestion, and more with dysbiosis treatment. At Boston Direct Health, we emphasize a holistic approach to balancing your microbiota for optimal GI health. Reach out to our office in Boston, MA to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with family physician Dr. Steven Zivich. He will take his time to listen and understand your needs to discover the best treatment solutions for you.

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