• Digestion

Talking about gas and bloating is embarrassing, but so is dealing with it every day. Many people think
this is normal, when in fact, it isn’t! A complex interplay between your digestive system and your
hormones, mood, immune system and even skin, exists when you are not properly assimilating your
food. There are several reasons why your digestion may not be top notch and at Coast Therapy Dr.
Galuska takes a personalized approach to each patient and their digestive concerns. After a thorough
intake, and targeted physical exam, lab testing may be suggested along with other modalities such as
therapeutic diets, herbal medicine, supplementation, acupuncture, injection therapies, and lastly
prescription medication when indicated for more complex cases.
Common conditions or Symptoms treated:

 Gas and bloating
 Acid reflux
 Diarrhea/constipation
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
 Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth(SIBO)
 Crohn Disease
 Ulcerative Colitis
 Celiac Disease
 Food sensitivities
 Oral Allergy Syndrome
 Parasitic infections

Testing offered may include one or more of these options
1) SIBO lactulose breath test
2) Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
3) Food Sensitivity testing(IgG)
4) Celiac Disease blood markers

 

What is SIBO?

Approximately 84% of people diagnosed with IBS actually have something called Small Intestinal
Bacterial Overgrowth. IBS, unfortunately, is a diagnosis of exclusion, given to those who have digestive
issues where nothing on blood work or imaging is “wrong”. However, many healthy bacteria and yeast
may be overpopulated, or in the wrong place(such as the small intestine), and are therefore creating
unwanted digestive symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, excessive burping,
heartburn and cramping.

 


Coast Therapy is an award-winning provider of Massage Therapy & Physiotherapy services to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows and Coquitlam residents for over 16 years.

We offer extensive experience in manual therapy and active care for complex sport & injury rehabilitation, prenatal & post-partum care, medical conditions, chronic pain, and general wellness concerns. Our therapists are experts in helping you achieve long-lasting pain relief and functional improvement.

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