Food Sensitivity Specialist

Complete Health & Wellness

Family Practice located in Missouri City, TX

As a Family Practice physician, Dr. Frederick A. Brown specializes in every aspect of family healthcare including the diagnosis and treatment of food sensitivity. His practice, Complete Health & Wellness serves the residents of Missouri City, TX and much of the surrounding area.

Food Sensitivity Q & A

What are the Symptoms of Food Sensitivities?

More and more people are experiencing food sensitivities and allergies. Food allergies can cause a host of reactions both inside and outside the body. Outside the body, food allergies present themselves as a rash, hives, or irritated areas of skin that itch or feel uncomfortable. Inside the body, the myriad of symptoms is much larger. Upper respiratory issues, gas bloating, cramping, and diarrhea are common. Conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn's Disease are often thought to have food sensitivities and allergies as underlying causes.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

The digestive system takes up a large area of the abdomen and has many different parts. Each part designed for a specific purpose. Leaky gut syndrome is common because it is something everyone has to deal with it. Because the intestines is naturally permeable, small particles of food, proteins, microbes, etc. are able to leave the gut and travel throughout the body. As a person ages, however, the intestinal walls can become more porous, allowing more particles to escape.

How Important is a Healthy Gut?

Keeping the gut healthy is important, especially if the rest of the body is to remain in good health. To eliminate the effects of leaky gut syndrome, changes must be made to the diet. This involves doing away with foods that can harm the sensitive intestinal lining, such as gluten foods, dairy, excessive amounts of alcohol, and dairy foods. Over time, the otherwise tight junctions of the intestines can begin to loosen allowing more and more particles to be released.

How Important is Diet to a Healthy Digestive System?

When conditions involving the stomach and digestive tract begin to appear, evaluating the diet and making changes to the diet is a good place to start to try and correct the problem. State-of-the-art testing procedures allow doctors to pinpoint the cause of many disorders allowing them to be treated while in their earliest stages. For many patients, uncovering the exact problem within the digestive tract requires trial and error, especially when food sensitivities are a problem.

Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept many other insurance providers. Please give our office a call to see if your insurance is accepted

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