Dietary Intolerance

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Dietary Intolerance Treatment in Colorado

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Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology provides Colorado patients with the best dietary intolerance treatment available. Our team is specially trained in performing a dietary intolerance test to determine whether or not you may have a dietary intolerance. While dietary intolerances are not life-threatening, they can inhibit one’s overall quality of life if left undiagnosed and managed.

What is Dietary Intolerance?

Dietary intolerance, also referred to as food intolerance or food sensitivity, occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain foods. Common types of dietary intolerance are lactose intolerance, the inability to process lactose, and gluten intolerance, the inability to process gluten.

What Causes Dietary Intolerance?

Dietary intolerance causes can vary but are usually caused when the body doesn’t make enough of a particular enzyme that the digestive system needs to break down a specific ingredient or food. However, it’s not entirely known why some people develop food intolerances. Some gastrointestinal conditions, such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), make people more susceptible, though.

The Signs & Symptoms of Dietary Intolerance

Dietary intolerance symptoms occur gradually and may only happen when you eat the food often or in large amounts. Symptoms of dietary intolerance include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

Treatment for Dietary Intolerance

While there are different treatment options for dietary intolerance, there is no cure. Dietary intolerance treatment often involves changing one’s diet, limiting problem foods, or eliminating problem foods, depending on the severity of the intolerance and the symptoms it causes. Symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medications, such as antacids or antidiarrheals.

Why Choose Us for Dietary Intolerance Treatment?

Our clinical staff is specially trained to coordinate patient care and ensure that all your medical needs are met, making our practice the right choice for patients with digestive problems. Each of our facilities is maintained by our high-level, dedicated staff and outfitted with cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment offered nowhere else in the region. Our physicians regularly perform nearly 30,000 procedures each year in our six outpatient endoscopy centers. These centers are consistently ranked as the most cost-effective facilities in the area. Studies have shown that we can perform procedures in our centers at one-third to one-half the cost of the same procedure in a hospital.

Contact Us About Dietary Intolerance Treatment

At Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology, we can diagnose and treat dietary intolerance. If you’re experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of dietary intolerance, we can help. This condition is capable of severely diminishing the quality of one’s life. To learn more or to request an appointment, contact our highly-experienced team today. We look forward to managing your gastrointestinal care.

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