Digestive Issues

Clare Babino, MD, FACOG, ABIHM -  - Functional Medicine Practitioner


Clare Babino, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

Functional Medicine Practitioner & Gynecologist located in Smyrna, GA

Are you plagued with digestive issues? If so, reach out to Dr. Clare Babino and her team at WellnessMD in Smyrna, Georgia. Dr. Babino focuses on your whole health and healing you through sustainable lifestyle changes and natural treatments specialized to your unique situation. Cast off the shackles of your digestive pain and live your healthiest life by working with the specialists at WellnessMD. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone today.

Digestive Issues Q & A

What is IBS?

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a common intestinal disorder. Its symptoms, which range in severity, include:

  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Excess gas
  • Mucus in stool

What is acid reflux?

Acid reflux is a condition during which acid from your stomach moves up into your esophagus. This happens when the valve at the entrance of your stomach, called your lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, opens too often or doesn’t close all the way. If this happens more than twice a week, you may have acid reflux disease, or gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Symptoms of acid reflux include:

  • Burning chest discomfort (heartburn)
  • Bloating
  • Bloody or black stool
  • Feeling like there’s food stuck in your throat
  • Chronic sore throat, wheezing, dry cough
  • Hiccups, burping, and nausea
  • Regurgitation

What is SIBO?

SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is a condition that occurs when bacteria from other parts of the intestine start growing in the small intestine. This serious condition may cause diarrhea, constipation, bloating and gas, abdominal pain, and can lead to malnutrition.

SIBO is normally treated with weeks of antibiotics, but Dr. Babino uses herbs and natural treatment to treat SIBO.

What is H. pylori?

  1. H. pylori is a type of bacteria that, after entering and living in your digestive tract for many years, can cause stomach problems. These include sores, ulcers, and even stomach cancer.
  2. H. pylori live in about two-thirds of the world’s population, but most people don’t have symptoms. You can pick it up from eating utensils, water, food, saliva, or other body fluids.

While you can treat H. pylori with antibiotics, Dr. Babino prefers to treat her patients using herbs and natural treatments.

Dr. Babino treats your digestive issues with a combination of diet changes, nutritional support, and herbal formulations. To heal your gut and get back to living your life, schedule an appointment with Dr. Babino today. To reach WellnessMD, call their office or use the online booking tool.