Sixty to 70 million people are affected by some form of digestive disease in the United States, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Using a combination of effective treatment methods, the Optima Medical specialists of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, treat a range of digestive disorders and offer lifestyle tools and tips for men and women to protect their digestive health. To receive attentive, individualized care for your digestive complications, call or click online to schedule an appointment today.

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What causes digestive disorders?

The Optima Medical group knows a variety of factors cause digestive disorders and that there may be more than one underlying cause.

Food allergies

In many instances, a digestive disorder is a food allergy. The food additives and chemicals in some processed foods can aggravate stomach complications and conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.


Some digestive disorders appear to have links with bacteria in your gut. When the natural balance of your gut bacteria gets thrown off, or foreign bacterias invade your gut, you may experience an immune response.

Underlying Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions can bring gastrointestinal complications. Autoimmune diseases can lead to irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease as inflammation spreads, and additional complications arise.

Experts have correlated this gastrointestinal connection to certain gut bacteria, an upset balance of your gut bacteria, holes in the gut lining, and other symptoms.

Nutritional counseling, physical rehabilitation, stress management, holistic treatments, and regenerative medicine can relieve the symptoms of your digestive disorders and autoimmune diseases as well as the pain associated with them.

What are the different types of digestive disorders?

There is a multitude of digestive and digestive-related disorders and diseases, including:

  • Acid reflux
  • Pancreatitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Some digestive disorders and complications are acute and have a sudden onset, such as:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulosis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Gastroenteritis, commonly called “stomach flu”

What are the treatments for digestive disorders?

While there are medications and several treatment options available for digestive disorders and gastrointestinal complications, the Optima Medical group favors a holistic approach that focuses on healing your body.

Your Optima Medical provider begins with lifestyle modifications, including physical medicine rehabilitation and nutritional counseling. Exercise is beneficial for gut health, and certain foods are often a trigger that exacerbates or causes digestive disorders such as acid reflux.

The Optima Medical group provides you with high-quality care by using a combination of lifestyle modifications, education, and effective chiropractic and functional medicine techniques.

If you’re dealing with digestive issues, call the office or book online to continue your journey to better health and wellness.