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A G.I. imbalance can upset the harmony of your entire life, and the pain and discomfort associated with G.I. imbalance can impact your mental health, your productivity, and your quality of life. G.I. imbalances represent a large variety of common gastrointestinal maladies, but they’re difficult to diagnose with specificity, and G.I. issues present a variety of possible comorbidities.

Current research is exploring the link between G.I. imbalance and other areas of physical health, including mental illness. Theories that the G.I. tract and the brain are connected have become more prevalent. Treatment using functional neurology and functional medicine could provide a breakthrough for patients suffering from long-term G.I. imbalance.

What Is G.I. Imbalance?

G.I. imbalance, or dysbiosis, is a general term that describes an imbalance in one (or many) of your body’s bacterial colonies. Your gut bacteria are crucial to your digestive health, but recent studies have theorized that an imbalance can drastically impact other systems of the body in your gut bacteria.

G.I. imbalances are closely associated with and may cause:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Candida (a type of yeast infection)
  • A variety of other G.I. illnesses

A G.I. imbalance results from your body’s microbiome operating at a suboptimal level, producing a variety of physical deficiencies and symptoms.

Symptoms of G.I. Imbalance

Some symptoms of G.I. imbalance include bloating, diarrhea, incontinence, bloody stools, nausea and/or vomiting, weight changes, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, and a variety of other symptoms. While a rogue tummy ache is common, persistent symptoms that impact your day-to-day life for multiple days should be examined and diagnosed by a medical professional. 

While G.I. imbalances and their associated illnesses are difficult to diagnose, your medical provider should be as persistent as possible in determining the underlying cause of your symptoms and developing an effective treatment plan.

Dr. Dane’s Treatment Approach

At the Carolina Brain Center, the first step in any diagnosis is performing a thorough functional neurology exam, including the use of videonystagmography (VNG), a diagnostic tool that monitors and tracks patients’ neurological changes throughout the treatment process. Once the physical exam is complete, diagnostic lab work is initiated. Lab work is always targeted because Dr. Dane does not use the ‘throw a bunch of darts at the wall to see what sticks’ approach. Each test ordered is specific. 

Our holistic healthcare model emphasizes the importance of the balance that exists between the body’s internal environment (chemistry) and the central nervous system in all of the body’s functions. During Dr. Dane’s treatment of G.I. imbalance, she prioritizes the connection between the central nervous system and the gut and the immune system, improving the function of both chemistry and neurology through a personalized, structured, and holistic treatment plan.

Functional neurology is like “exercise for the brain.” By addressing and treating sub-optimal operations and conditions of the central nervous system and the immune system, Dr. Dane can improve the state of the rest of the body, including G.I. imbalances. After performing diagnostic tests and presenting a patient with various treatment options, Dr. Dane monitors patients’ progress and makes adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.

Make an Appointment with Us Today

The Carolina Brain Center treatment style is different from other healthcare providers by addressing the whole body Dr. Dane is an educator and believes in empowering her patients to take part in their own healthcare journey for lasting results. 

If you’re ready to tackle your G.I. issues with the help of functional neurology, contact the Carolina Brain Center to begin a new kind of treatment journey.

Why Carolina Brain Center?

Dr. Dane brings 20 years of experience to the Triangle and has helped many people achieve a healthier brain and body.


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