Digestive Conditions - pay attention when your gut isn't well
Everything in our body is connected. So if things feel a bit off with your digestion and you're not sure why, it can be hard to pinpoint what's going on.
There are heaps of digestive conditions that have similar symptoms including heartburn, stomach cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhoea or constipation.
Most of the time if you experience any of these symptoms occasionally, small lifestyle or dietary changes can get you back on track.
At Gut Wealth we believe
- you know your own body best, and know when things aren’t quite right
- you can take control by understanding how your gut works, and what works for you
- daily consistent choices will have the longest and best effect
- small changes lead to greater levels of consistency
But if your body is sending you signals, you need to know how to read them and when to seek further advice.
👩⚕️When to see a doctor for digestion and gut issues👨⚕️
We know its sometimes hard to get an appointment to see your doctor.
The information on this website is provided as an information resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic, treatment or medical purpose.
All health issues should be discussed with your GP and/or other qualified medical professional.
You should consider seeing your GP and/or other qualified medical professional if you've had digestive symptoms (for example: heartburn, stomach cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhoea or constipation) for longer than 2 weeks.
You should also see someone if any of these as the may be a warning sign of a serious digestive illness:
- a sudden, persistent change in the pattern of how your bowels work
- bleeding from the bottom
- worsening heartburn, indigestion or stomach pain
- unexpected weight loss
difficulty in swallowing
When you visit the medical professional about your digestive health, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
It can be hard to keep engaging until you get a diagnosis as your GP may do a series of tests to rule out different conditions.
Prepare for your appointment by making a list of symptoms and information about how you're feeling, as well as, any questions you have so that you don't forget when you're there.
Ask about the benefits, side effects, and disadvantages of any recommended procedure or medication. If you're unclear about something, ask them to explain it again.