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Natural Treatment for Inflammation of the Digestive Tract

Natural Treatment for Inflammation of the Digestive Tract

Health issues related to inflammation of the digestive tract can be debilitating at the best of times. With symptoms ranging from chronic diarrhoea and stomach cramps to fatigue and weight loss, people who suffer from inflammation of the digestive tract can become very mindful of not only what they eat and drink, but where they eat as well.

Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic offers natural treatment for conditions related to an inflamed digestive tract to help improve your quality of life. Our naturopaths can help to manage and overcome the debilitating symptoms to ensure your daily activities are not dictated by your digestive system or the location of the nearest available toilet.

What Causes Inflammation of the Digestive Tract?

It is believed that one cause of inflammation of the digestive tract is genetics – if someone in your immediate family suffers from gastrointestinal inflammation, there is a greater likelihood of other members being afflicted as well.

A person’s immune system can also leave them susceptible to inflammation. A properly functioning immune system will typically fend off any infection-causing organisms in the body to prevent illness. If the digestive tract becomes infected, the immune system will work to fight off the infection, but in doing so the digestive tract will likely become inflamed. Once the infection has subsided, so too usually will the inflammation. In some cases, however, people can experience inflammation of the digestive tract without there being an infection in the body. The immune system in this case starts attacking the body’s own cells instead.

Other risk factors that are linked to digestive conditions include smoking, ethnicity, age, and geographical location.

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of an inflamed digestive tract include:

  • Stomach pain and cramping
  • Diarrhoea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Fatigue

It’s easy to see how, if left untreated, these symptoms can have a significantly negative impact on a person’s capacity to enjoy life. To minimise their impact, it is highly advisable to seek treatment from a qualified naturopath as soon as your symptoms appear.

How Can We Help?

Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic can help to alleviate the symptoms of digestive tract inflammation with a variety of treatment options that aim to help your body get back on track. We have more than 15 years of experience in the delivery of natural treatments for a wide range of conditions, from allergies through to hormonal issues and digestive disorders. To ensure we are providing a holistic solution, our treatments go beyond the surface symptoms and take into account the broader health and lifestyle factors which could be contributing to your condition.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms typically associated with inflammation of the digestive tract, make an appointment for natural treatment with Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic. Call us on (03) 9686 2566, send us an email, or make an enquiry online today.

Please note that we require 24 hours’ notice to reschedule or cancel an appointment, otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.