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Disorders of the digestive system in humans

By NS Desk | Diseases | Posted on :   06-Oct-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has locked everyone at home. Everyone learned a lot of things which they didn’t do before. Everyone learned to make a lot of recipes and enjoyed them but, forgot to take care of their digestive system, So now you can see some ways here, which will beneficial for you.

What is a digestive disease?

The digestive system is a complicated and spacious part of the body. The digestive system helps your body absorb the necessary nutrients and is responsible for getting rid of waste. It ranges all the path from the mouth to the rectum. Digestion issues can mean more than unwanted signs. Minor issues that are left untreated can lead to more serious, chronic illnesses.

Digestive diseases are disorders of the digestive system, which is sometimes called the gastrointestinal (GI) mode. Indigestion, food, and drink are broken down into small portions (nutrients) that the body can expand and use as an energy and building blocks for cells.

What are the causes of digestive diseases?

The Digestive disease is an umbrella term applied to represent any health condition that affects one of these components. They could include:

1. Acid reflux

Also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), acid reflux happens when the fluids in your stomach ruse back up into the esophagus. This is more likely to occurs after eating a large amount of meal, being done overweight or obese, eating deep-fried foods, recumbent down soon after eating, smoking, or pregnancy.

Symptoms: The first symptom you’ll notice is a burning sensation in your throat and chest. Also, you’ll likely taste a bitter acid backing into your mouth, sore throat, belching, nausea, and bloating.

2. Gallstones

The gallbladder is an organ down the liver. It contains bile — a fluid that aids digestion. When there’s too much cholesterol in the bile, these evolve into hard, pebble stone-like masses. The gallstones themselves do not cause pain. However, when they block bile from moving, you experience pain and other symptoms.

Symptoms: In addition to stomach pain, if you are suffering from gallstones, you’ll notice dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.

3. Peptic ulcers

These are lesions along the lining of the stomach or miniature intestine. Also called peptic ulcers, stomach ulcers are caused by infection by a bacteria called H. pylori, or abusing aspirin or other anti-phlogistic medications.

Symptoms: Symptoms of ulcers can spectrum from mild to severe. They include heartburn, blood in bowel movements, stomach pain, blood in vomit, and vomiting.

4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The disorder of the large intestine is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s a chronic condition that happens when the muscles on the gastroenteric wall contract as you digest food. It may also be caused after experiencing gastroenteritis. It’s often to ruin by stress, certain foods, and hormonal changes.

Symptoms: Excessive gas, bloating, alternating between diarrhea and constipation, and mucus in bowel movements. If you see blood in your stools, consult with a doctor as soon as possible.

5. Crohn’s Disease

This situation exists whenever a person experiences chronic swelling of the gastrointestinal system— meaning anywhere from the esophagus to the rectum. This swelling can result in your intestines not absorbing nutrients, which can lead to denutrition. A person may have the disease and not experience any signs until they have flare-ups.

Symptoms: Abdominal cramping, an instant need to go to the bathroom, fever, frequent diarrhea, blood in your stool, fatigue, and weight loss. You’ll also feel diminished appetite and feel like you have little to no energy.

6. Diverticulitis

This condition available when a person develops pockets within the walls of the colon. These pouches are called diverticula. During digestion, food particles can get stuck in these pockets. Since they are not discarded during regular bowel movements, diverticula become transmissible. Once an infection available, the situation is known as diverticulitis.

Symptoms: Constipation, tenderness, fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. Pain is often centralized on the lower left side of the abdomen and persists for various days.

7. Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune deformation in the small intestine. When someone with the condition eats gluten, their body reacted by attacking the small intestine. It can evolve at any age. Left without treatment, it can lead to more serious health conditions.

Symptoms: Signs of celiac disease contain constipation, chronic diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, gas, irritability, fatigue, pale stools, and cut of dental enamel. If the patient is a child, celiac disease may occur to them to be small for their age or have late puberty.

Tummy Troubles? Stroke Your Digestive Fire with Yoga

Out of the 5 universal elements in every human being, fire is responsible for potency, power, and modification. Respective with the third chakra, Agni (or fire) can reason inflammation and indigestion when imbalanced. Following are some yoga asanas that will help you preserve the balance of this element. 

NS Desk

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