How often have you heard your child complain about a sore tummy?
While it can be related to what is going on with the different types of bacteria in their gut it can also be due to anxiety. When I have a new child patient I take a thorough family history and overall health preview with the parent and then talk to the child about how their symptoms actually feel and impact them.
This allows me to try and establish if it is linked to particular foods or potential intolerances, gastrointestinal tract dysbiosis or anxiety.
So if your child has been experiencing stomach pains the school holidays are a good opportunity to investigate further. Appointments can be booked online at www.redmed.com.au or call 1300 173 633 during business hours.