Market Place Naturopathic
Market Place Naturopathic

Immune & Gut Dysfunction

Naturopathic Medicine, Mold Toxicity & Lyme Disease Specialists located in Downtown Seattle , Seattle, WA

Immune & Gut Dysfunction services offered in Downtown Seattle , Seattle, WA

Immune and gut dysfunction can influence your overall well-being and health. At Market Place Naturopathic in Seattle, Washington, Alena Zweben, ND, and the team specialize in the treatment of gut and immune-related conditions that are essential to address to overcome chronic infections, Lyme disease, mold biotoxin illness, and improve function and wellness in your daily life. To learn more about immune and gut dysfunction, submit a contact form to request a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with one of the doctors.  

What is immune dysfunction?

Your immune system is made up of cells, tissues, and organs, which work together to help protect your body from disease. When you have immune dysfunction, your body is unable to fight off infection effectively.

When viruses or bacteria enter your body, they attack the immune system and multiply, causing you to fall ill. Some people develop autoimmune disorders, in which their immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. Common types of autoimmune conditions include allergies and asthma. 

If you have immune dysfunction, Dr. Zweben can help improve your immunity through natural treatments. 

What is gut dysfunction? 

When your gut is in optimal condition, you have the proper balance of good microorganisms to support your overall well-being. However, when you have gut dysfunction, it can cause several gastrointestinal issues, such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea. It may also increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mental health issues. 

Your gut plays an important role in supporting your immune health, so Dr. Zweben focuses on providing immune and gut-healing treatments to help you achieve optimal wellness.

What happens during an immune and gut dysfunction consultation?

At Market Place Naturopathic, Dr. Zweben evaluates your immune and gut dysfunction through an initial consultation. This opportunity gives her a chance to get to know you and your overall health. She reviews your medical history, performs a physical exam, and may run diagnostic tests to better understand the root cause of your illness. 

To develop your immune and gut-healing treatment plan, Dr. Zweben asks about your symptoms and health concerns to look for any signs of immune and gut dysfunction.  

If you have any symptoms of poor immune or gut health, she may recommend specific treatments to help improve your function. 

What treatments can help with immune and gut dysfunction?

Dr. Zweben takes a collaborative approach to care, where she helps support you as a guide toward wellness. She may recommend several treatments to improve immune and gut dysfunction, which might include:

  • Treatment of intestinal parasites
  • Treatment of bacterial dysbiosis
  • Treatment of intestinal candidiasis 
  • Diet modifications
  • Nutritional supplements to address intestinal permeability 
  • IV nutritional therapy
  • Ozone therapy
  • Botanical medicine 

If you’d like to learn more about immune and gut dysfunction, submit a contact form to request a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with one of the doctors.