The common digestive problems include all issues related to digestion and intestinal transit. Problems such as diarrhea, cramps, gas, constipation and abdominal pain which could be caused by your diet and intolerance to specific substances such as gluten, wheat or dairy.
Aside from having an allergy test, you can find out what is causing your symptoms by eliminating a certain food that produces a particular symptom 30 minutes after eating.
Gluten intolerance can cause abdominal pain, cramping and gas and if you do not take care of these symptoms it can lead to a more serious disorder such as Celiac Disease which affects the lining of your small intestine. It can also cause rashes on your elbows, knees and buttocks.
If you suffer from lactose intolerance which produces gas and bloating, you can quickly stop the problems by eliminating dairy products such as cheese, milk, ice cream and cottage cheese. Now, it is easier to find these products that have no lactose.
These digestive symptoms often reflect an imbalance of intestinal flora. Besides eliminating particular foods from your diet, you can take a probiotic such as Kefir to replenish bacteria that is needed in your gut.
Here is a simple explanation of the parts of your digestive system:
The Mouth - here is where your tongue and teeth control the taste and chew your food
The Salivary Glands - they produce saliva which helps you to swallow and also produces enzymes to prepare the conversion of starch into sugar.
The Esophagus carries the food which is chewed and crushed into your stomach.
The Bolus is quickly found in the stomach where the food is stirred and mixed with gastric juice which is composed of hydrochloric acid which dissolves the nutrients and pepsin which splits the proteins.
The Liver produces bile.
The Gallbladder is a storehouse for the bile and releases it into the duodenum.
The Pancreas is used for production of digestive enzymes which are released in the duodenum.
The Duodenum is the small portion of the intestine where gastric juices are discharged from the liver and pancreas.
The Small Intestine creates digestion of nutrients which are passed into the blood stream.
The Colon (large intestine) is the final process where water is removed and the disintegration of food takes place by intestinal bacteria.
In the Rectum food components that cannot be digested forms the stool.
The Anus expels the stool.
It keeps the surface of stomach, intestines and colon soothed to prevent irritation while facilitating the healing process.
1. Fig - heals heartburn by being one of the most alkaline (antacid) herbs by soaking up acids and neutralizing them.
2. Flax - treats constipation, urinary tract infections and inflammations, also helps to reduce cholesterol levels significantly.
3. Aloe - helps to eliminate excess acidity in the whole body and acts as a joint lubricant for creaking joints and bones. It also a tonic that repairs and increases stomach activity, treats skin disorders and liver problems, and acts as a laxative which strengthens the muscular action of the colon and intestines.
4. Dandelion Root is an excellent blood purifier, and contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. It is a valuable source of sodium used for the relief of ulcers, common digestive problems, and joints and muscle stiffness. It drains uric acid from the kidneys and liver in the treatment of rheumatism and gallstones.
W.-W is also important to eliminate parasites of all kinds that can cause common digestive problems
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