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Digestive Disorders Specialist

Humaira Quraishi, ND, MS

Naturopathic Doctor & Certified Nutrition Consultant located in Fort Lee, NJ & Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Your digestive system plays an essential role in your overall health and well-being. Digestive disorders not only affect your gastrointestinal tract but may also cause symptoms throughout your body. Humaira Quraishi, ND, MS, takes a holistic and integrative approach to digestive disorders. At her practice in Fort Lee, New Jersey, she focuses on finding and treating the root cause of your digestive disorder to improve overall health and wellness. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Digestive Disorders Q&A

What are digestive disorders?

Digestive disorders include any diseases or conditions that affect the structure or function of your gastrointestinal tract. 

Common digestive disorders include:

  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Candida overgrowth
  • Constipation
  • Ulcers
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

Digestive disorders may affect any part of your gastrointestinal tract, including your stomach, small intestine, or large intestine. These conditions may cause a wide range of symptoms that affect your quality of life. 

How do digestive disorders affect health?

The health of your gastrointestinal system is vital to your overall health and well-being. Sometimes referred to as your second brain, your gut is filled with millions of nerve endings that control the movement of food through your digestive tract. 

It also produces some of the same neurotransmitters produced by your brain, including serotonin and dopamine. Your gastrointestinal tract also is lined with immune cells that protect you from germs and viruses. 

Digestive disorders disrupt these normal functions, which may affect digestion and absorption of nutrients, mood, and immune health, to name a few. 

What can I expect during a digestive disorder consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation during your digestive disorder consultation with Dr. Quraishi. She takes a holistic approach to care and focuses on your whole health, not just your symptoms.

During your consultation, she gathers information about the physical, emotional, mental, environmental, and social factors that may affect your gastrointestinal health. She also asks about your usual diet and any supplements and medications you take.

Dr. Quraishi conducts a physical exam and runs various lab tests to better understand your body’s biochemical and physiological functions. She may also test for enzymes, food and environmental allergies, and lack of nutrients.

How are digestive disorders treated?

Dr. Quraishi uses naturopathic therapies to treat digestive disorders. She customizes your treatment plan based on the root cause of your problem.

Naturopathic therapies she offers include:

  • Herbal medicine
  • Personalized nutrition plan
  • Therapeutic-grade nutritional supplements
  • Stress management tools
  • Exercise regimen
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Cleanse and detox

She reviews your treatment plan with you and empowers you to make the lifestyle changes needed to alleviate your symptoms and improve overall health and wellness.

Dr. Quraishi also reruns your lab work to assess the effectiveness of your treatment plan. 

For a holistic approach to the management of your digestive disorder, call the office of Humaira Quraishi ND, MS, or book an appointment online today.