See us for gut dysbiosis treatment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine uses functional medicine to effectively treat gut dysbiosis and other medical chronic conditions.
What Is Gut Dysbiosis?
Gut dysbiosis is an imbalance of micro-organisms in the gut. The micro-organisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeast, and other organisms, keep us healthy, aid in digestion, and fight illness. When they are out of balance, bad germs can take over the good germs. Research shows that gut dysbiosis affects women more often than men.
What Causes Gut Dysbiosis?
An imbalance in the micro-organisms causes gut dysbiosis. It occurs when there is an overgrowth of fungus/yeast, viruses, parasites, and certain bacteria. This may happen when the following occurs:
- Consuming raw or undercooked food
- Ingesting contaminated water and food overseas
- Taking antibiotics for an infection
- Taking too many over-the-counter pain medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen
- Having poor digestion from digestive disorders
- Have a diet that contains too many carbohydrates and sugar
- Having changes in hormone levels
What Are the Symptoms of Gut Dysbiosis?
The symptoms and their severity for patients with gut dysbiosis vary, but the following are the most common symptoms:
- Excessive gas
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Bad breath
- Abdominal cramping
- Yeast infections
- Lack of interest in sex
- Lactose intolerance
- Weight gain
- Acne or hives
- Cravings for sugar
- Chronic fatigue
- Joint pain
- Lack of mental clarity
- Sugar cravings
- Weight gain
How Is Gut Dysbiosis Treated Through Functional Medicine?
Medical conditions such as gut dysbiosis are often well addressed through a functional medicine approach. Following the diagnosis, the main objective is to overhaul the dietary, medical, and lifestyle factors contributing to the cause of dysbiosis. An effective plan, when followed closely, can heal the gut and return balance between the good and bad micro-organisms.
What Is the Cost of Treating Gut Dysbiosis at the Falcone Center?
At the Falcone Center, the cost for treating patients in Philadelphia, PA, Maple Shade, NJ, and the surrounding area is based on the appointment. Deposit is due when scheduling initial appointment.
It is important to note that the Falcone Center does not accept insurance as it is considered an “out-of-network provider” by most major insurance plans. While we cannot file insurance claims on our patients’ behalf, we can easily provide them with receipts and the necessary paperwork to file for reimbursement. We suggest that our patients determine whether their plans cover functional medicine prior to making an appointment.
Why Should I Seek Treatment for Gut Dysbiosis at the Falcone Center?
The staff at the Falcone Center is highly educated and trained at treating patients with gut dysbiosis. Because we have a patient-centered approach, we work to treat the underlying causes rather than simply addressing the symptoms. An effective treatment plan often restores balance and ultimately, improves health.
How Do I Become a Patient at the Falcone Center?
To seek treatment at the Falcone Center, please contact us to set up an initial consultation. At that time, we will ask you to complete the new patient paperwork and return it to us so that we can review your history and information prior to your appointment.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine, is board certified in Family Medicine. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), and The American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Falcone offers a unique approach to health, wellness, and rejuvenation, helping men, women and children look and feel better both inside and out. Please call today to schedule your initial consultation!