Why do you still have horrible digestive symptoms when your lab tests are normal and your doctors say there is nothing more that they can do for your symptoms? Discover a revolutionary breakthrough in understanding and helping your body function better when you suffer from symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease and other Chronic Digestive Disorders.
Hi! My name is Dr. Adam Zuckerman and I have good news to share with you. Many people in our community have suffered like you and found relief. You can have more energy, lose weight, end your bowel discomfort and regain your life. The answer lies in getting the right tests, interpreting them functionally and following a very specific plan based on those results.
Can you picture yourself in any of these scenarios???
***You are in a crowded restaurant trying to enjoy time with family or friends. Unfortunately, there is a wait to be seated. While everyone is enjoying themselves you have a sudden panic come over you as you realize there is a line outside the restroom, as you say a silent prayer “Please -no attacks!” over and over again.
*** It is now just habit that the first thing you look for anywhere is a rest room and you don’t even realize it.
***“Why are you so quiet?” a friend asks. “No reason”, you reply- while thinking to youself how bad you hate living like this.
***Here, someone says, try one of these- they are delicious! You take a bite and you realize OH NO! I am going to regret this as your stomach begins to cramp and the feeling of a diarrhea attack immediately hits you.
Digestive trouble can be one of the most embarrassing and uncomfortable diseases a person can have. As you may know your life can be a wreck by not being able to go in public, due to an attack. Never enjoying life to the fullest, not able to go places because a bathroom is not just a few steps away or eating something and never knowing when the next “attack” will happen is NOT how you should have to live.
I am here to tell you there is hope! I love helping people with their symptoms related to these conditions. They can enjoy life again without worry or less worry.
If you or a loved one would like more information about our office, keep reading.
If you suffer from…
-Recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort
-Abnormal stool frequency (greater than 3 bowel movements/day or less than 3 bowel movements/week
-Abnormal stool form (lumpy/hard or loose/watery stool)
-Abnormal stool passage (straining, urgency, or feeling of incomplete bowel movement)
-Bloating or feeling of abdominal distension
-Feelings of urgency (the need to find a restroom fast)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS or spastic colon) is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movements. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate IBS may begin after an infection, a stressful life event, or onset of maturity without any other medical indicators.
We use all natural nutritional products, dietary modification protocols and lifestyle changes to help you with your symptoms related to your digestive problem. We do appropriate testing through blood work, stool and saliva testing and help you accordingly. If you want to help your body function better you need to figure out how your body is functioning and how to improve your health. Most patients can start feeling relief in 2-6 weeks and following advice within 3 months can relieve your symptoms. There are a few “deal breakers” that may need to addressed first that prevent you from getting better. I look for those first to help you better.
Several conditions may present as IBS including celiac disease (gluten intolerance), Fructose mal-absorption, mild infections, parasitic infections like giardiasis, several inflammatory bowel diseases, functional chronic constipation, and chronic functional abdominal pain. In IBS, routine clinical tests yield no abnormalities, though the bowels may be more sensitive to certain stimuli. The most common theory is that IBS is a disorder of the interaction between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, and also be abnormalities in the gut flora or the immune system. This is why we perform a very though neurologic evaluation.
Experts say that IBS does not lead to more serious conditions in most patients. But it is a source of chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms, and it increases a patient’s medical costs, and contributes to work absenteeism. Again as I disagree, digestive issues are proven in the medical literature to contribute many chronic diseases! Did you know your gut is also called the 2nd brain? Believe it or not many patients with digestive problems do not even know they have a problem with their digestion because they have no bowel issues.