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A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

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About GI

Abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea are common gastrointestinal (GI) problems children face. At One World Pediatrics in Longwood, Florida, the team of board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners take a proactive approach to GI issues. They work with you to ensure your child follows the best diet, takes the proper medications, and adopts healthy lifestyle habits to keep GI problems at bay. Call or schedule an appointment online today if your child is struggling with uncomfortable GI symptoms.

GI Q&A

What does GI mean?

Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are issues that can occur in your child’s gastrointestinal tract. This system includes the stomach, intestines, and other organs that help digest food and allow them to digest nutrients. While stomach aches and other digestive issues are usually temporary, they can be signs of underlying conditions like food sensitivities and allergies.

One World Pediatrics specializes in diagnosing and treating a range of GI problems in children and adolescents, helping them feel better and enjoy a healthy diet and lifestyle.

What are some common GI issues in children and adolescents?

Children and adolescents experience many uncomfortable GI problems that can affect their appetite and digestion. Common GI problems include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acid reflux or heartburn
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Bloating and gas
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

One World Pediatrics takes a holistic, integrative approach to treating GI issues. The team works with you and your family to find the root cause of the problem and create a personalized treatment plan for your child's needs.

How are GI problems diagnosed in children and adolescents?

Diagnosing GI problems in children and adolescents usually involves a complete medical history review, physical exam, and bloodwork if necessary. In some cases, the team may recommend additional testing, such as X-rays and ultrasounds, to investigate your child’s symptoms.

What are the most effective treatments for GI issues?

The One World Pediatrics team understands that GI issues are complex. That’s why they provide personalized care that may include:

Lifestyle modifications

The team encourages regular exercise and mindfulness practices to reduce stress, which can improve digestion and overall gut health.

Nutritional counseling

The team helps you create a diet plan with organic foods and whole grains, avoiding foods with additives or artificial ingredients to support your child's digestive health.

Medication management 

Medications like acid reducers for reflux or laxatives for constipation may help relieve digestive discomfort for your child.

At One World Pediatrics, the team strives to help your child overcome digestive issues to feel their best and lead a healthier, happier life. Call today or schedule an appointment online if your child experiences signs of GI problems.