Pyloric Sphincter Deficiency
Whether caused by a genetic defect, a lack of the hormone Gastrin, or ulceration and scar tissue, pyloric insufficiency can bring uncomfortable and stressful symptoms to patients.
This unresolved stress or trauma then lingers in the cells of the body, especially within the digestive organs and depletes function consequently affecting the whole body and mind.
At Optimal Health we can assess the digestive health parameters of your body and recommend individualised treatment to help the body restore homeostasis.
We recommend starting with an Initial Health Consultation first, or you may prefer to book straight in for The Heidelberg Test.
Exclusive to the Optimal Health Group in the UK, this is the Gold Standard Medical Test for the assessment of stomach acid and gut function. It is a non-invasive, in-clinic procedure and is an essential test for everyone who has gastric reflux, or digestive problems. Same-day results provide your Clinician with gold-standard information upon which to base your Optimal-Health Treatment Pathway©
What is the pyloric sphincter and what does it do?
The leading cause for about 80% of our chronic gut cases, pyloric sphincter deficiency is a physical weakness within the digestive tract that can cause problems, including bile reflux, pyloric stenosis, or gastroparesis.
Located at the bottom of the stomach, the pyloric sphincter controls the movement of stomach contents, allowing them to move to the first section of the small intestine, called the duodenum, once sufficiently digested.
Once the digested food has entered the duodenum, the associated pressure causes the pyloric sphincter to close, thus allowing the stomach contents to begin their journey along the small intestine and stopping digested food and digestive juices from re-entering the stomach.
After the digested food has left the duodenum and passed to the next sections of the small intestine, the pyloric sphincter then re-opens.
Side effects of pyloric sphincter deficiency:
Deficiency within the pyloric sphincter can lead to a range of conditions, such as bile reflux, gastroparesis symptoms, and pyloric stenosis – which is more commonly found in infants.
Bile reflux symptoms commonly include:
- Upper abdominal pain
- Green or yellow vomit
- A cough
- unexplained weight loss
Gastroparesis symptoms include:
- Vomiting (especially undigested food)
- Abdominal pain or bloating
- Acid reflux
- The sensation of fullness after eating small amounts
- Fluctuations in blood sugar levels
- Poor appetite
- Weight loss
The physical symptoms of this condition can be unpleasant to manage and damaging to the body.
This damage can extend further, creating disproportionate stress on overall well-being and greatly affect you day-to-day – which is why it is so essential you seek assistance to restore wellness and stimulate self-healing mechanisms.
How is pyloric sphincter deficiency recognised and limited?
When patients come to see Optimal Health, pyloric sphincter deficiency must first be assessed with the Heidelberg, or stomach acid, Test, before patients then undergo Onnetsuki Treatment.
The Heidelberg Test
Designed to non-invasively replace the traditional use of sedation and stomach tubes, The Heidelberg test involves swallowing a small capsule.
This capsule measures the pH levels of the gastrointestinal tract and other bodily processes, including digestion, giving insight without the need for uncomfortable and embarrassing procedures such as endoscopy or gastroscopy.
It offers same-day results, giving our Clinicians gold-standard information upon which to base your Optimal-Health Treatment Pathway© – which will likely include Onnetsuki Treatment.
Pyloric Valve Protocol featuring Onnetsuki Treatment
Effective for both bile reflux treatment and gastroparesis flare-up treatment, the patented Japanese Onnetsuki device is unique and transformational for patients – allowing for the gentle, holistic balancing of sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves and boosting immune function.
Onnetsuki, which means comfortable heat in Japanese, uses Far Infra-Red (FIR) technology based on the traditional thermal medicines of moxibustion and acupuncture for deep body warming.
The affected area is warmed for the required number of minutes in continuous movements
The Onnetsuki method has been effective in promoting the circulation of blood, hormones, and other bodily fluids to areas lacking, restoring them to health by bringing heat to cold spots. This then triggers an increase in white blood cells and boosts immune function, restoring homeostasis through self-healing mechanisms.
Contact us for help with pyloric sphincter deficiency
If you are fed up with living with gastroparesis symptoms, treatment Optimal Health treatment can help you find the underlying cause and learn to self-regulate your symptoms.
With innovative, hi-tech therapies for stimulating the self-healing abilities of your body and bespoke Optimal-Health Treatment Pathways© we aim to restore balanced digestive health status and relieve unpleasant symptoms.