Gastrointestinal Consultations for Adults

Understanding Abdominal Pain in Adults

Abdominal pain in adults can stem from a wide range of causes and may persist even after the original illness has resolved. In addition, the enteric nervous system, which governs the gastrointestinal tract, is highly sensitive to stress. Dr. Cherry specializes in treating patients who experience persistent abdominal pain despite normal test results or effective treatment of an underlying condition such as celiac disease. She also treats those who suspect stress as a contributing factor. If your abdominal discomfort persists even after other medical conditions have been excluded or treated, consider scheduling an appointment with Deep Well Health Care.

Please note that Dr. Cherry is primarily trained in pediatric medicine and does not do full diagnostic workups for adults. She does not perform colonoscopy or other procedures. Dr. Cherry advises consultation with a specialist in adult gastroenterology prior to undertaking treatment with her.

Adult Abdominal Pain Management

Dr. Cherry adopts a comprehensive approach to managing gastrointestinal symptoms in adults, incorporating her expertise in the mind-body connection. She thoroughly reviews medical histories and collaborates with patients and their physicians to suggest treatment plans and dietary modifications. Her treatment repertoire includes hypnotherapy and botanicals to alleviate abdominal pain, bloating, esophageal reflux, and other uncomfortable symptoms. For more information on integrative approaches to treating abdominal pain, contact the practice.

Please note that Deep Well Health Care does not currently offer endoscopy or colonoscopy services.

Overview of Adult Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in adults is a fluctuating intestinal disorder, influenced by factors such as the intestinal lining, nervous system, gut bacteria, diet, and stress. While not life-threatening, IBS significantly affects life quality. Dr. Cherry offers a range of treatments including lifestyle and dietary changes, supplements, and mind-body techniques like hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy for IBS in Adults

For adults with IBS, Dr. Cherry often employs hypnotherapy, utilizing imagery and suggestions to modify gastrointestinal reactions, thus easing discomfort and improving bowel regularity. Hypnotherapy is often combined with botanicals and nutritional adjustments for enhanced effectiveness. Her patients have often been pleasantly surprised that they can re-introduce foods into their diet that they were previously avoiding.

IB-Stim for Adult IBS

IB-Stim, the first FDA-approved device for treating abdominal pain, has shown significant symptom improvement in clinical studies. Although initially designed for pediatric patients, its principles may apply to adults. It works by stimulating ear nerves, linked to the digestive system via the vagus nerve, thus reducing IBS symptoms like pain and bloating.

Understanding Constipation in Adults

Constipation in adults occurs when stool remains too long in the colon, becoming hard and difficult to pass. It can lead to various symptoms, including hard stools, painful bowel movements, bloating, rectal bleeding, and frequent urination. Dr. Cherry offers treatments targeting both symptoms and underlying causes of adult constipation.

Causes and Treatment of Adult Constipation

Constipation in adults can arise from multiple factors, including dietary habits, medication side effects, and musculoskeletal issues. Dr. Cherry’s treatment approach is individualized, incorporating dietary adjustments, medications, herbal supplements, and possibly physical therapy.

Understanding Problem Eating in Adults

Problem eating in adults, encompassing issues like overeating, restrictive eating, and physical discomfort during meals, can significantly impact daily life. Causes range from emotional challenges to physical conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract.

Treating Problem Eating
in Adults

Dr. Cherry begins with a comprehensive history and may suggest tests, nutrition advice, or therapies. In cases where problem eating is linked to anxiety, habits, or phobias, clinical hypnosis is offered as a treatment option, helping individuals reshape their relationship with food.

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