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Gastrointestinal Disorders | Boston, MA

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About gastrointestinal disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders are conditions that impact the digestive system or GI tract. A few of the most common types of GI disorders include leaky gut syndrome, lactose intolerance, food sensitivities, microbiome management, and nutritional assessment. Symptoms of digestive disorders generally include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, and unintentional weight loss. GI disorders can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, age, eating a low fiber diet, inactive lifestyle, and stress. If you suspect a GI disorder is the cause of your health problems, reach out to Boston Direct Health in Boston, MA today. Family physician Dr. Steven Zivich can assess your concerns and build a personalized treatment plan that suits your needs.

Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Disorders

GI disorders are often manageable with treatment, but a proper diagnosis is crucial to improve your condition. Dr. Zivich will discuss your symptoms, review your medical history, and go over any current medications you are taking.  He will provide a physical exam  and work with third parties for a stool analysis if needed. He can also refer patients for colonoscopies and ultrasounds.  His goal is to evaluate you as a whole to help identify the underlying problem. Based on the results of your tests, he can review all your treatment options. Treatment for GI disorders is very diverse and depends on your unique concerns. Common therapies include prescription medications, enzyme supplements, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle changes.  

manage your gut health

A healthy digestive system can make the world of difference in your overall well-being. If you are experiencing GI problems, seeking help from a seasoned physician, like Dr. Steven Zivich, can help improve the function and health of your digestive tract. With personalized GI care at Boston Direct Health, your gastrointestinal disorders can be improved, easing irritable symptoms. 

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