Do you Have a Digestive Disorder?

by Editorial Board on June 8, 2011 · 0 comments

in Digestive Diseases

There are many different types of digestive disorders the symptoms to these vary widely but you should to go see the doctor if you are experiencing any of the following: blood in your stool, severe abdominal pain, changes in bowel movements, heartburn or acid reflex, and lastly unintentional weight loss.

Your digestive system breaks up the food you eat and turns it into nutrients for your body to use for many different things such as energy, calcium, and different vitamins we need to make up function every day. The main components of your digestive system consist of your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. There are other organs such as your liver and pancreas that are also involved in helping your digestive system run.

There are different treatments and medications for all of the different disorders.  A few related illnesses are is chron’s disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis. There are many others the above few are very common. Many doctors will prescribe medicine for these illnesses as well as advise their patient to change their diet. Your diet can have a huge impact on your digestive illness, it may be that you have trouble breaking down certain things or that the illness is heightened when certain foods are eaten.

If you have a digestive disorder is it important to keep it under control and do what you can to feel better, whether that be with medication, treatments or a change in your diet. If you are having symptoms as described above talk to your doctor about possible reasons and illnesses they could be related to so you can begin to get treated and feel better.

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