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Digestive Health Specialist

Vivian Varese, MD

Functional Medicine Doctor & Integrative Medicine Doctor located in Acton, MA

Digestive health is essential to optimize body function, it affects the immune system, hormonal balance, and much more. Vivian Varese, MD offers her patients from in and around Acton, Massachusetts an integrative approach to improving digestive health.

Digestive Health Q&A

Why Is Digestive Health Important?

The digestive system is the foundation for a person’s wellbeing, including his or her immune health. This system is not only responsible for taking in the nutrients essential to proper body function, but also for eliminating waste and toxicity from the body. Dr. Varese often identifies seemingly unrelated issues that are ultimately caused by inflammation causing an autoimmune response in the gut. She will dig deeper into your symptoms to identify the true root cause of your health concerns.

What Are Symptoms of Digestive Dysfunction?

Gastrointestinal disorders not only produce symptoms of the digestive system such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, food allergies/intolerances, and irritable bowel syndrome, but a host of other symptoms and conditions that affect the whole body. Many people suffer from chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, fibromyalgia, seasonal allergies, rashes, candida overgrowth, and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis because of inflammation and dysfunction in the digestive system.

How Does Dr. Varese Heal the Digestive System?

Dr. Varese provides thorough testing and screening including stool, urine, and blood work to measure the functionality and balance of your digestive system. If you are suffering from gastrointestinal dysfunction, she will work with you to complete a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs to restore your body to optimal wellbeing including hormonal balancing and nutrient, herbal, and amino acid formulas to restore health. Dr. Varese may suggest dietary changes, encouraging her patients to develop a clean diet based on natural whole foods, removing any toxic or inflammatory items and replacing them with the essential ingredients for proper digestion and absorption. She may suggest supplements to rebalance the microbes in the gut to support proper digestion or to repair the damage that led digestive dysfunction, inflammation, and other symptoms. If you suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms or generally feel unwell, it is worthwhile to invest in your long-term wellbeing with a diagnostic appointment with Dr. Varese. She will work with you to heal your body and improve your total health and wellbeing.

For more information, Dr. Varese recommends checking out Genova Diagnostics