Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease where the lower end of your digestive system is inflamed, such as your large bowel and rectum.

Are you experiencing frequent diarrhea?

Do you often suffer from stomach aches and the need to go to the toilet? 

Do you feel tired all the time? 

We can help.

Some of the Symptoms

Do you have diarrhea regularly and have to rush to the toilet? Have frequent tummy pain and often feel fatigued, lost your appetite, and experienced weight loss? Usually, your stools contain mucus, pus, or blood, but the symptoms you experience all depend on how inflamed your colon and rectum are. Book a call with us today and begin your bowel healing journey.

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease where the lower end of your digestive system is inflamed, such as your large bowel and rectum. No one is immune from the occasional stomach ache, but when bloating, gassiness, diarrhea, or constipation become the norm… it’s time to investigate. Some physicians even go so far as to declare that all diseases start in the gut!

The Conventional Medicine Approach

Have you already seen your primary care doctor about your chronic gut issues, only to be given a prescription to deal with the symptoms and told to come back in 4 weeks if things aren’t better?

Perhaps you are dealing with regular bloating, acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), diarrhea, stomach cramps, or even fatigue and brain fog as well?

Most likely, your doctor recommended antacids (like Tums, Pepto-Bismol) or proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to deal with “overactive” stomach acid or some other medication to deal with the symptoms.

While some medicines may slightly ease symptoms in the short term, they can seriously harm you in the long term because you’ll never explore why you have bloating, diarrhea, or heartburn in the first place!

The problem with this is that there are so many reasons why you could experience chronic digestive distress. Unless you understand the actual root cause of what’s ultimately leading to the observed digestive symptoms, you don’t know how to fix it for good!

That’s why the conventional approach to chronic digestive disorders is frustrating for both practice members AND doctors.

Patients are unable to resolve their digestive issues because primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to identify the root cause of a patient’s gut problems.

The Functional Medicine Approach to Ulcerative Colitis

While the symptoms of hundreds of gut diseases are the same (bloating, gassiness, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain), they may be caused by very different mechanisms that require a specialized approach.

That’s why it’s dangerous to mask the warning symptoms with over-the-counter remedies like antacids, laxatives, or antidiarrheals – without investigating the actual root causes. In the 1990s, we made incredible advances in understanding that our health is deeply linked to our microbiome. The microbiome is a collection of microbes that live on and inside the human body, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses.

The bacteria in our gut microbiome help digest our food, protect our immune system, fight harmful bacteria or viruses, and produce essential nutrients like B12, thiamine (B1), and riboflavin.

They also produce essential neurotransmitters that allow for proper brain function. This is why people with poor gut health often report brain fog!

Unfortunately, these new advances in science take around 17 years to find their way into conventional doctor’s practices… so that’s why you may be better served by a functional medicine provider like our team at Functional Nutrition Resources.

Book a call with us today!

At Functional Nutrition Resources in Tulsa, OK, we are root cause practitioners whose passion is to achieve long-term wellness for our clients. Our practice exists to solve the ‘why’ behind all of your ulcerative colitis symptoms. Moving past the guesswork, we base our programs on test results: educating you with the resources you need to achieve true healing. 

We have helped many people with ulcerative colitis by looking at the root causes and overcoming the painful and often debilitating symptoms it can cause.

We all pay the price for bad health. Would you rather pay the price now, by taking control of your health, or later, by suffering in the emergency room or letting those conditions worsen even more? Book your complimentary discovery call with us today below and get started on your journey back to health.

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