Digestive Health - Dr. Victor Chan

By: Dr Victor Chan  09-12-2011

A few of the factors that can affect the function of the digestive system include:

  1. Mental/emotional stress – Stress and anxiety can influence your nervous system to “shut down” your digestive system
  2. Food sensitivities – Foods that you are eating regularly could be irritating the inner lining of your digestive tract
  3. Improper gut flora – Overuse of antibiotics and poor diet can disrupt the levels of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract
  4. Medication side-effects – Use of certain drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) commonly have side-effects in the digestive tract

Dr. Chan can help you to identify the cause of your digestive problems and treat them. Treatment options include:

Conditions that can be treated include:

  • Hearburn/Reflux
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance
  • Leaky Gut
  • Candida

Other products and services from Dr Victor Chan


Burnaby Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP ACP Autologous Conditioned Plasma

Healing after an injury involves a well-orchestrated and complex series of events where proteins in the blood act as messengers to regulate the entire process. However, when an injury occurs, the platelets become activated and start to gather at the injury site to release beneficial proteins called growth factors. Often referred to as platelet rich plasma, this treatment has been used to assist in the treatment and recovery of injuries.


Burnaby prolotherapy (prolo, PRP, platelet rich plasma) Dr Victor Chan

The concentrated dextrose causes a localized inflammation which attracts blood supply, tissue growth factors, and other nutrients to the area. Prolotherapy involves the use of a dextrose solution, which is injected into the injured ligament or tendon where it joins the bone. When your ligaments and tendons are injured, their healing is often slow and incomplete because their blood supply is limited.


Pain, Injury, And Sports Medicine - Dr. Victor Chan

Anti-inflammatories, pain-killers, muscle relaxants, and other medications may help to alleviate your symptoms, but they will not cure the problem and long-term use of these drugs will have side-effects on your stomach, liver, and kidneys. Whether you are an elite athlete unable to recover from a sports injury or if you suffer from low back pain due to an old fall or accident, you need proper treatment.


burnaby food allergy test gluten wheat dairy egg sensitivity celiac

The body can also have Type III delayed hypersensitivity reactions where IgG antibodies are produced for several hours or days after exposure to a food allergen. Anyone with leaky gut should be tested for food allergies and anyone with significant food allergies may need to be treated for leaky gut. Unfortunately, even though delayed hypersensitivity is more common, conventional allergy testing does not capture this.