Why is Gut health important? and what your gut can be telling you about your health.

April 30, 2021
With our current state of affairs and the stay at home fatigue setting in we are more inclined to head to the kitchen for that unnecessary snack or an extra portion during mealtime which leads to tummy issues and perhaps a bout or two of an upset stomach—and rightfully so. Especially since symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome aka IBS can be caused by stress, anxiety and an unhealthy lifestyle. When it comes to your digestive health, an unsteady gut could be something more than just a reaction to stress and anxiety. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Torrington wants to share a few details about how your digestive health is connected to other aspects of your health, as well as steps you can take to improve your gut health.

What Is Your Gut Trying to Tell You About Your Health?

You digestive health is actually tuned in to many aspects of your overall health, such as your immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune disorders, endocrine disorders, skin conditions and even cancer. When the Gut is thrown out of balance for any reason, it’s often easy to tell. Bloating, gas, diarrhea, stomach pain or nausea are all pretty direct signs that something in the gut isn’t working as it should. The imbalances often fix themselves after a short time, but if they become chronic, they may require a medical attention and treatment.

Unhealthy Gut Symptoms:

  • Upset stomach
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Constant fatigue
  • Insomnia or Trouble sleeping
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Food sensitivities & intolerances
How you can improve your Gut Health? When it comes to taking steps to improve your digestive health, you want to make sure you are exercising daily, following a balanced diet, and getting a good night’s sleep. Taking probiotics, eating fermented foods, limiting dairy, red and processed meats, refined sugars and eating prebiotic fiber may also help when trying to improve your overall digestive health.

Benefits of a Healthy Gut

  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved heart health
  • Better brain health
  • Improved mood
  • Healthier sleep
  • More effective digestion
Are you having stomach issues? Do you believe it could be IBS or another ailment? Visit AFC Urgent Care Torrington today or Call 860.866.4321 Conveniently located across from Webster Bank, ample parking Open 7 Days a week, No appointment is needed!

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