Gastrointestinal health is so important to the overall health and well-being of an individual. Poor gastrointestinal health can impact the mental and physical health of a person by decreasing quality of life. When someone is plagued with chronic constipation, stomach cramping and bloating, they’re less likely to spend time enjoying a comfortable life. Things like constipation and stomach pain can be symptoms of GI diseases or conditions, which can be appropriately identified and treated by a specialist. If you think you may need to see a specialist for a formal diagnosis and unique treatment plan, quiz yourself below on the symptoms of good and poor GI health.
Would you say you have any of the following?
- Rare instances of bloating.
- Comfortable bowel movements every day.
- No acid reflux or heartburn.
- No regular or major stomach pain from gas buildups.
- Little to no skin issues during adulthood.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Extreme bloating or a distended stomach.
- Regular constipation or diarrhea.
- Chronic acid reflux or heartburn after eating.
- Frequently passing gas or experiencing uncomfortable gas buildups.
- Acne or skin issues that may have started during adulthood.
If you identified mostly with the first set of symptoms, your GI health seems to be in good condition, but it’s always a good idea to make doubly sure by visiting a professional. If you identified more with the second set of symptoms, you may want to visit a gastrointestinal specialist who can help you. You don’t have to live with these uncomfortable symptoms every day.
Don’t hesitate to contact Digestive Health Institute with further questions about your GI health!
Still wondering what other things might be reasons to see a gastrointestinal specialist? If you are not sure why you might need one, you are looking for more information or you have other digestive health questions, please don’t wait to reach out to one of our team members for help. Our team of GI specialists has the training and experience to answer your burning questions. They can also help you find the most effective treatments for your conditions and for other common GI issues.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.