What Are Gastrointestinal (GI) Problems?
Gastrointestinal (GI) issues are common conditions that involve the gastrointestinal tract and often cause symptoms, like gas, bloating, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. As part of the digestive system, the GI tract plays an integral role in immunity and overall health. GI symptoms range from mild to severe and often resolve on their own. But when GI discomfort or other symptoms occur more frequently, become chronic, or pose a health risk, getting expert medical care is essential to your health and comfort. The primary care physicians at Horizon Medical Center offer skilled care and have expertise in treating gastrointestinal conditions, such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, and other issues. If you have GI concerns, please contact our Schaumburg, IL family practice today to set up an in-person appointment.
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How Are GI Issues Diagnosed and Treated?
While minor GI issues may be treated with over-the-counter medications, more concerning conditions require medical care. Treating symptoms, like heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, constipation, and vomiting, before they become significant problems can help protect your health. GI problems may be caused by diet, stress, genetic factors, dehydration, inactivity, and even other health concerns, such as acid reflux or Celiac disease. To diagnose your condition, our physicians will evaluate your symptoms and may perform lab tests, ultrasounds, or x-rays in our on-site lab at Horizon Medical Center. We offer care to treat and manage GI disorders, which may include medications, dietary or lifestyle changes, and additional solutions.
Boost Your Digestive Health
We understand how disruptive GI issues can be to your health and lifestyle. Our caring family physicians have decades of experience in helping patients find relief from abdominal pain, stomach problems, and a wide range of other gastrointestinal conditions and symptoms. To improve your GI health and comfort, schedule a visit at Horizon Medical Center today to get the personalized care you need. Our Schaumburg, IL family practice accepts Medicare and a number of health insurance plans for your convenience.