Gut Health in Lexington, MA
Are you experiencing digestive issues, such as bloating, cramps and/or digestive issues? If so, Dr. Sarah Williams is invested in helping you keep your gut healthy. We offer an individualized healthcare approach, because we feel everyone is different and we need to get to the root of the problem first.
Why Gut Health Is Important?
A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. It also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and well-being.
Experiencing Digestive Issues?
What goes on in your gut can affect many things in your body. Gut issues can affect your brain which can cause stress, anxiety, lack of sleep or depression. It could also affect your skin health, thyroid, liver, immune system, and just your overall health.
We Offer Services in Lexington
We are so happy to provide our health services to the community of Lexington, Ma., and its surrounding areas. Our office is located in Concord, MA. If you are looking for gut health services please reach out to our office.
Commonly Asked Questions
Check out some of our most commonly asked questions about gut health below.
What Is a Leaky Gut?
A leaky gut means the gut lining is damaged and cannot function as a barrier any longer and therefore harmful substances like gluten, bad bacteria, and undigested food particles enter your system and cause damage to your overall health.
What Are Signs and Symptoms Of A Leaky Gut?
Some signs and symptoms of a leaky gut are bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, confusion, and different aches and pains. Some other symptoms could be chronic diarrhea, constipation, skin issues and widespread inflammation. Keep in mind that these symptoms can be the same as other health conditions, so it is important to talk to your healthcare provider.
What Causes Leaky Gut Or Gut Health Issues?
Although experts do not know exactly everything that causes a leaky gut, they do know these risk factors can contribute to gut health issues. The biggest cause of gut health issues is bacterial imbalance: from a poor diet, alcohol consumption, stress, diabetes, infections and autoimmune disorder. Some experts believe soy, dairy and gluten in foods contribute to gut health issues as well.
Contact Our Office
If you are experiencing gut health issues and you live in Lexington, please reach out to us. Our office is located in Concord, MA. Please go to our website and complete our gut health(GI) questionnaire. Dr. Sarah Williams also does specialized lab testing for gut health. Please call or contact our office today to make an appointment at 978-369-3604. We also offer telehealth appointments.