The subject of our bowel movements rarely makes for great conversation. However, it can be a very important one to have. We can tell a lot about what’s going on within our bodies by analyzing what comes out. Our bowel movements are no exception. Specifically, the consistency, color, and frequency of bowel movements. If you are dealing with constipation, it’s possible that something is off internally.
There are many causes of constipation, but we’ll simply outline a few here.
Integrative medicine is a comprehensive, science-based approach to medical care that draws on the best of many different specialties: natural medicine, allopathic (or conventional) medicine, diagnostic testing, nutrition, metabolism, detoxification, nutritional supplements, customized diets, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage, among others. In integrative medicine, natural medical therapies are preferred as a way to mimic and enhance the body’s natural, healing abilities while minimizing unwanted side effects.
The focus is to address the underlying causes of illness, not just the symptoms, and to promote the health of the whole person- mind, body, and spirit. Hence, when we’re treating constipation in our patients – we first gather information and perform testing to identify the root cause of the issue. This involves testing thyroid levels, gut biome health, and reviewing lifestyle factors like activity levels and hydration.
The team at Progressive Medical Center strives to take a deeper look at our patients’ conditions and actually treat them. While many other clinics are content to simply treat the symptoms, our team doesn’t quit until we find the cause and correct the condition. Contact us today to start dealing with your constipation.