Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that impacts the lining of your large intestine, including the colon, and rectum. Crohn’s affects the small bowel. They are both designated inflammatory bowel disease, IBD, causing ulcers along your digestive tract. Without proper testing, both conditions
can easily be dismissed as a less serious, non-ulcerative condition known as IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. Ulcerative colitis and Chron’s can have many symptoms which include diarrhea, pain and cramping in the abdomen, weight loss, and rectal bleeding although many patients go undiagnosed because bleeding and consistent diarrhea are often not noted until later stages of the condition. Most people have mild to medium symptoms, but others may experience severe symptoms. If you live in Temecula, Murrieta, or the surrounding area, and you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact Hoyt Integrative Health to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tracy Hoyt.
What Causes Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s?
Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s or Inflammatory Bowel Disease are considered autoimmune diseases which need to be differentiated from parasites or other bowel overgrowths including bacteria, viral, and fungal diseases, food allergies and Celiac’s disease, but there is some belief that lifestyle has an irritative impact on the disease and increases the symptoms you feel. If you have a family history of this disease or of autoimmunity, you may be more prone to developing it. Your diet and age may also be risk factors that can increase your odds of developing
inflammatory bowel disease.
Find Relief With a Holistic Approach
Through proper testing the root causes to the inflammatory IBD can be discovered. Our DNA gastrointestinal analysis can be very helpful as well as our Food Antigen test which differs from traditional food allergy testing as it has four immune markers instead of one or two. Inflammatory bowel disease such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s can have life-threatening complications. At Hoyt Integrative Health, we utilize functional medicine to help all health conditions, including IBD. We believe that to care for any condition, we must take a holistic approach to assess and remedy the patient as a whole. We believe that, diet, lifestyle, environment and other conditions impact the health and wellness of our patients for better or for worse.
Choose Hoyt Integrative Health
Before we develop an action plan, we will take a deep dive into your background, which includes a thorough history, testing, blood work, and samples. Often, there are several underlying issues that cause the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease to worsen. We will look for these issues and adjust our approach appropriately. Taking a holistic approach to your health and wellness can help you feel better and live a more fulfilled life. If you live in Temecula, Murrieta, or the surrounding community or you know someone out of the area with these symptoms contact Hoyt Integrative Health today at (951) 973-0773 to schedule an appointment or take advantage of our online complimentary discovery consult by booking an in person or virtual appointment through