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Poor Digestion: Recognizing the Symptoms

By: California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine on November 23, 2016, 4:46 pm


The main function of our GI tract is to digest and absorb the foods we eat. Digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid in the stomach and rhythmic contractions all play a part in breaking down large food particles so they can be absorbed into our bodies. Poor digestion and absorption of key nutrients will result in low energy, sluggish metabolism, mental fog, fatigue and an increased susceptibility to all chronic illnesses. After all, the health of your body's digestive system is contingent upon being able to digest and absorb necessary vitamins and nutrients.

At the California Center of Longevity and Functional Medicine, Dr. Kurtz will help you to recognize and treat symptoms of poor digestion, so as to look and feel your best, at any age.
The most common symptoms of poor digestion include:
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Acid Reflux
  • Headache
  • Pain in the neck, shoulder, or mid/low back
  • Fatigue
  • Mental fog
  • Recurring illnesses
  • Ongoing hunger
  • Lack of regular bowel movements
Poor digestion may be brought about by any number of lifestyle choices including:
  • Lack of hydration
  • Toxicity of the bowel (caused often by constipation)
  • Stress
  • Unhealthy food choices
  • Improper chewing of food
If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffer from poor digestion, rest assured, you don't have to continue living this way. Board certified in internal medicine, and Fellow of Functional Medicine, Dr. Allan Kurtz has been treating patients suffering from poor digestion in Southern California for years. As such, Dr. Kurtz' California Center of Longevity and Functional Medicine has been one of the most respected names in whole body wellness for years. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kurtz today, call us at 818.346.1440.