No one is immune from the occasional stomach ache. However, prolonged or irregular issues with your child’s gut and stomach could be the signs of serious digestive problems that require medical attention.
When a common “belly ache” becomes a regular weekly event, it could mean a serious gut imbalance that can have far reaching consequences for the entire health of your child’s body. Don’t just chalk it up to having a “sensitive” stomach, seek out care to avoid compromising your child’s health long-term.
Some examples of digestive issues that go undiagnosed that need medical attention include Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Disease, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Pathogens and Parasites growing in the gut, and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).
Symptoms of these conditions along with many other issues can also include constipation, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux, anxiety and neurological issues, new food allergies, and skin issues.
At Covington Pediatrics, our medical team is expertly trained to discuss the symptoms and causes of your child’s digestive health problems and diagnose an effective treatment plan. These issues can be caused by nutrition issues, an undiagnosed medical issue, increased stress, a gluten allergy, inflammation or infection.
Taking gut issues seriously can mean vibrant health for a lifetime. The gut has many crucial roles in protecting the overall health and wellness of our bodies, starting with the intake and absorption of nutrients and water. However few people realize that gut health isn’t just about having proper digestion and nutritional uptake, a health gut plays a huge role in the health of your immune system and your brain.
Recent medical breakthroughs have shown that the balance of friendly gut microbes that live in your digestive systems rule the entire health of your body. The good gut “bugs” are your first defense against harmful viruses and bacteria and also safe-guard proper communication from your brain to your body not only for proper digestion but also to regulate mood and manage stress levels.
Our team will help restore your child’s health as quickly as possible before any damage to digestive organs occurs. If your child has been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with digestive problems and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Covington Pediatrics today!
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