Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease services offered in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, FL

What is inflammatory bowel disease?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes conditions that cause chronic inflammation in your digestive tract.

Two types of IBD include:               

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a condition that results from inflammation in the lining of your digestive tract.

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis results from inflammation and ulcers in the lining of your colon (large intestine) and rectum.

As a lifestyle medicine specialist, Dr. Feiwel helps you manage IBD with diet improvements and lifestyle changes. Through nutritional counseling and other holistic strategies, the chronic inflammation that triggers your IBD symptoms goes away, and your digestive tract can heal.

When should I seek medical care for inflammatory bowel disease?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at the office of Nancy Feiwel, MD, if you experience persistent symptoms of IBD like:

  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Persistent fatigue

You might also have IBD if you notice blood on the toilet paper after using the bathroom or see blood in your stool.

In addition to a complete health evaluation, Dr. Feiwel offers on-site blood testing to identify chemical sensitivities and food intolerances that can trigger gastrointestinal distress.

Based on the results of your exam and blood work, Dr. Feiwel creates a treatment plan to ease your symptoms and support the healing of your intestines and other digestive organs.

How is inflammatory bowel disease treated?

Your treatment plan for IBD starts with diet changes to eliminate foods that trigger inflammation. Dr. Feiwel recommends a customized diet that supports your digestive and overall health. You should also minimize your use of processed and packaged foods to prevent additional inflammation.

Unlike medication, using food to heal your body won’t cause negative side effects. By identifying what foods contribute to inflammation in your digestive tract, you can treat the root cause of IBD instead of just masking the symptoms.

To support your healing process, Dr. Feiwel also offers other holistic strategies that support your gut health such as:

  • Exercise recommendations
  • Sleep hygiene resources
  • Stress management techniques
  • Personalized weight-loss solutions

Dr. Feiwel focuses on your long-term health by creating sustainable lifestyle strategies you can keep using to maintain good health and wellness.

Call the office of Nancy Feiwel, MD, to schedule a consultation for inflammatory bowel disease or book an appointment online today.