Gut Health in Westford, MA

 

Gut Health can affect your entire well being. If you are in Westford or the surrounding area and looking to optimize your gut health and heal your body, reach out to Dr. Sarah Williams. She will work with you to develop a plan to restore your gut health. 

We Serve The Westford Area

 

If you are in the Westford area or the surrounding community please reach out to our office. We are located at 56 Winthrop Street, in Concord. We look forward to helping you succeed on your health journey. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

 

When deciding on a functional medicine approach to restore your gut health, many questions may arise. Let Dr. Sarah Williams and her team of experts answer any questions you may have along your journey to optimal gut health. Below you will find some of the most commonly asked questions we receive regarding gut health.

What is “Leaky Gut”?

 

Leaky Gut is intestinal permeability. In other words, the intestinal wall of your gut is broken down or compromised. This can affect your gut’s microbiome and is oftentimes the root cause of several other health issues. 

 

What Are Some Common Symptoms of Leaky Gut?

 

Symptoms of Leaky Gut are usually divided into one of three classes of symptoms. The classifications are Systemic, Auto-Immune and Digestive. Below are some of the most common symptoms of Leaky Gut:

  • Systemic Symptoms: Brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, depression, muscle pain, migraine headaches and micronutrient deficiencies.  

  • Auto-Immune Symptoms: Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Digestive Symptoms: Food sensitivities, IBS and Acid Reflux

Do I Require Testing To Determine My Gut Health? 

 

Testing is necessary to uncover the root cause of your gut health issues. With proper testing we are able to pinpoint the exact food sensitivity that might be amplifying your gut health issues. We can work with you to help eliminate these triggers and restore your gut health. Our skilled team is here for you through each step of the journey to improve your gut health. 

What Are Some Ways To Improve Gut Health? 

 

It is best to consult with Dr. Sarah Williams to develop a plan for improved gut health. However there are some common and useful suggestions to improving and maintaining the proper balance in your gut. Below you will find some of the things we suggest for gut health. 

  • Daily exercise

  • Consume foods that are fiber rich

  • Decrease alcohol consumption

  • Finding ways to reduce stress

  • Take a daily probiotic

As previously mentioned, it is always best to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any new supplements or exercise. Gut health determines your overall wellness and is not a matter that should be taken lightly.

Let Us Optimize Your Gut Health Today!

 

If you’re looking to enhance your gut health, improve your overall well being or just have additional questions regarding improved gut health, call us today. Dr. Sarah Williams and her team will work with you to develop a plan to get your gut functioning at its best. Reach out to our team today to schedule a consultation or appointment  to discuss improving your gut health. We look forward to helping you.