What digestive conditions are treatable for Stamford, CT area patients?
If you are looking for relief from digestive conditions, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from minor to life-threatening digestive problems. Whether you deal with indigestion after a large Thanksgiving dinner or are struggling with chronic gastrointestinal issues, it is time to work with a skilled professional at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine to determine the best treatments for your needs. Our providers, Drs Robert Kachko, Paul Epstein, and Veena Verma-Dzik, work alongside patients to help them find effective and sustainable solutions for their digestive issues!
What is the digestive system?
The digestive system is more than just the stomach and includes the mouth, throat, esophagus, intestines, rectum, and anus. All of these combine to create what we know as the gastrointestinal tract or the GI tract. All these organs are involved in the consumption of food, the extraction of necessary vitamins and nutrients, and the disposal of waste. Our team understands these functions can help pinpoint what areas are of the most concern. Once a diagnosis is made, we can develop a treatment plan that addresses these issues.
What are digestive system diseases and disorders?
How are digestive conditions treated?
Our naturopathic physicians consider the type of digestive issue you are experiencing and its severity. We start by doing a complete assessment to determine the type of condition and then work alongside you to find a long-term treatment plan that combines traditional approaches to medicine and more holistic and integrative approaches. Together, they can provide relief and help you manage your digestive conditions effectively over time for an improved overall quality of life!
Contact the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine today!
Stamford, CT, area patients ready to take charge of their digestive health are encouraged to call our office at (866) 320-6402 to request an appointment at our practice at 1200 High Ridge Road, Floor 2. We are open to new and returning patients in the counties of Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT.
Treatments available for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Dr. Robert Kachko
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and what are its symptoms?
Dr. Robert Kachko here. I have put together a cutting-edge program to help people dealing with digestive disorders.
We specialize in patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Irritable Bowel Syndrome can manifest in many different ways for different people.
Some people present with pain, bloating, or gas fluctuations between diarrhea and constipation and sensitivity to almost any food.
How can Irritable Bowel Syndrome be diagnosed?
The challenge with Irritable Bowel Syndrome is it can take years for people to get diagnosed. It is a diagnosis of exclusion.
It means we do a couple of testing based on gastrointestinal perspective, and if there are no other digestive disorders diagnosed, you might get a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
What are the treatment options available for IBS?
At our practice, we take a completely different approach. While we help you rule out all those common digestive disorders, we will also do functional medicine testing.
This might include stool tests, breath tests, more comprehensive blood work to assess things like your microbiome, likelihood of having a condition called SIBO, which is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
We will also test for any likelihood that you have inflammation, difficulty absorbing your food, or assimilating nutrients.
Why should someone visit CT Center For Integrative Medicine for IBS treatments?
We are an Integrative Medicine Clinic that combines the best from functional medicine and invests in conventional gastroenterology alongside naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.
This will give you the tools that you need to find relief both now and long into the future. Some of those ways might include IV therapy to replace the nutrients that you might be deficient in.
We might recommend prescription medications or botanical medicines to help you with your symptoms. We take a comprehensive approach that honors who you are as a person, treating you, your mind, body, and spirit.
Digestive disorders affect a large number of people throughout the world. Book a consultation with us today.
The importance of having a healthy digestive system - Dr. Robert Kachko
How important is having a healthy digestive system?
Hi, this is Dr. Robert Kachko from the CT Center for Integrative Medicine. In our practice, we see a lot of patients with chronic digestive conditions.
Having worked with thousands of patients with digestive conditions, we understand that long term and whole-body health often starts in the digestive tract.
The nervous system, the immune system, and our body’s likelihood of being inflamed all correlate to the digestive system’s health.
How can the health of the digestive system be measured?
To understand the health of each person’s digestion, in addition to their symptoms, we can do truly comprehensive testing.
At the CT Center for Integrative Medicine, we do stool testing to assess the microbiome. We can do breath-testing to look for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
We also do stool testing to look for inflammation, absorption, and assimilation of essential nutrients, overgrowth of parasites, bacteria, viruses, etc.
What is included in a treatment plan for a healthy digestive system?
Once we have a thorough understanding of each individual’s digestive health, we can create a customized treatment plan.
When it comes to a customized treatment plan, we are always taking a holistic, integrative approach. Some of our patients will be recommended to receive IV nutrient therapy.
Other patients might do well with acupuncture, mind-body medicine, botanicals, targeted nutraceuticals, and sometimes pharmaceutical medications to help each individual in a personalized and precise way.