Digestive Health

Working with a doctor of Internal Medicine for gastrointestinal treatment is the best way to pinpoint aggravating factors, as well as investigate potentially-serious issues. Depending on the root cause and severity of the problem, there are a variety of treatments available. We will help find the one that is right for you. Our doctors will prescribe a treatment plan that includes diet, nutraceuticals and intravenous therapies.

Overview

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders can be painful, disruptive, and embarrassing. GI problems can result from something simple to resolve, such as a food intolerance, or they can indicate something as life-threatening as colon cancer. Working with a doctor of Internal Medicine for gastrointestinal treatment is the best way to pinpoint aggravating factors, as well as investigate potentially-serious issues.

Some symptoms of GI problems can be relieved by starting a healthy diet and exercise routine. Eating foods high in fiber, such as fruits and vegetables, and staying well-hydrated can help with constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, and other digestive problems. Learning to manage stress has also been known to help reduce unpleasant symptoms. Your doctor might prescribe medications or antibiotics in order to treat the symptoms. However, if a serious disease is discovered, surgery may be required in order to remove the problem area directly.

There are also a number of natural treatments for GI problems. Probiotics and herbal remedies have been shown to be effective in treating gastrointestinal problems. Natural remedies usually do not have adverse side effects, and they help to balance your health holistically.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Auto-immunue disorders
  • Iritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disorder
  • Chrohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Infections
  • Celiacs

Health History & Diagnostic Testing

In order to diagnose the problem, your doctor sometimes needs to see an image of your intestines to look for abnormalities. This can be accomplished by ultrasound, x-ray, MRI, colonoscopy, or endoscopy. After identifying the problem, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you.

What Our Patients Say...

I have been a patient at Virginia Integrative Practice for almost three years. I was diagnosed by my primary care physician with a possibly life-threatening intestinal abscess. She told me to take a medication which I was not comfortable with due to the list of side effects and sent me to a specialist for follow-up. I made an appointment with Virginia Integrative Practice to see if they could help me with  integrative natural therapies. Through their careful listening, diagnostic tests and thorough examination of my medical records, they determined that I had an underlying infection. The doctors worked with me to develop a personalized treatment plan which included two treatments of UV light, ozone, and IV Vitamin C. 
 
After treatment was complete, I revisited the specialist who did another CT scan and said the abscess was completely gone. Not only that, but my diverticulitis was downgraded to  diverticulosis. I can’t express how happy I was to get this confirmation that my treatment at Virginia Integrative Practice had been successful as I know they specialize in treating infections with an integrative natural approach. I can’t say enough about the compassionate and professional care I recieved while in their office. I was warmly greeted by the receptionist. The nurse who administered my IV’s was so experienced that even with my difficult veins she didn’t hurt me or have to stick me more than once. The doctors were professional and caring. I would recommend this practice to anyone, and I am most grateful that I did not have to take the drugs that would have had a major impact on my body.  
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Therapies

Depending on the root causes and severity of the GI problems, there are a variety of treatments available. We will help find the one that is right for you. Our doctors will prescribe a treatment plan that includes diet, nutraceuticals and intravenous therapies. Treatments include:

  • Myers’ Cocktail which is an effective, natural IV treatment consisting of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C.
  • Restorative IVs which allow nutrients to go into trillions of cells in less than a second, compared to oral supplementation which is slower and often cannot address certain issues effectively.
  • Nutraceuticals & Oral Supplements
  • Homeopathics

Call us at 888-299-4570 or email doctor@vaipdrs.com to discuss your questions about the digestive therapies we offer.

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