The majority of diseases begin in the digestive tract when bad bacteria escalate over the good bacteria. So, it’s extremely important that you take care of your digestive system, because in turn it takes cares of you. The main function of your digestive system is to take the whole food and turning them into energy and nutrients, which your body needs for development, growth and repair. Your digestive system comprises of several organs that are working together to feed the entire body. Your alimentary canal is made up of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, and large intestines. In addition to that there are several other organs that also help in the digestion of the food; they are tongue, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
Everyone of you experience with digestive issues like gas, heartburn, stomach upset, constipation or diarrhea. If these symptoms occur regularly, they will disrupt your daily life to a great extent. There are different reasons behind the digestive issues; they are the external factors, bad lifestyle, deficiency of vitamins and minerals, taking unnecessary antibiotics, smoking, not getting adequate sleep, not involved in physical activity.
Your body needs vitamins and minerals in correct proportion to function properly and your digestive system is no exception. Heartburn or acid reflux is the burning sensation in the chest due to the travelling of the stomach acid toward the throat. These are mostly cause due to spicy food, taking too much of alcohol, over-weight, pregnancy, stress, certain medication. Gas in your digestive system is the normal part of your digestion, usually getting rid of excess gas, you usually burp or flatus. Gas in the stomach usually caused due to swallowing air during eating and drinking and in your large intestine when the bacteria ferment carbohydrates like sugars and fibers. But chest pain or abdominal pain due to excess gas is not normal. Certain digestive system disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome or celiac disease, may increase in gas production or gas pain. Upset stomach usually cause due to indigestion. Sometime usually cause due to ulcer, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), intestinal infection, emotional stress or can be a sign of medical issues.
Someone of you might face persistent indigestion problems. Complications associated with indigestion are heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, acidic taste, diarrhea, growling stomach. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the common chronic problems associated with large intestine. Complications associated with IBS are abdominal pain, mucus in stool, excess gas, constipation or diarrhea. IBS generally develop due to the inflammation of the intestine, change of the gut microflora, severe bacterial or viral infection and abnormal muscle contraction in the intestine. Somehow, it has been found that women are more affected with IBS than men, due to the hormonal change around the menstrual periods. If not treated properly, IBS can be a long term problem and cause intestinal damage in some cases and it can affect your daily life.
Constipation is one of the most common problems that affect almost everyone. Poor diet habit cause constipation. Most common cause of constipation is lack of exercise, low fiber diet, dehydration, stress, pregnancy, certain kind of medication and change in routine. Complication that is associated with constipation is anal fissure, fecal impaction, hemorrhoids and rectal prolapse. In addition to making diet and lifestyle changes to improve digestion, there are several supplements that can be helpful. These supplements can help to reduce negative digestive symptoms and promote positive gut health.
Although there are many supplements claiming to boost digestive health, there uses are still quite low. Optimum amount of vitamins and minerals helps for proper digestion. Vitamins also help to produce optimum cholesterol and process carbohydrate, fatty acid and proteins. Vitamins are good source of anti-oxidant as well as reduce the risk of colon cancer. Some of the amino acids are required for improving intestinal permeability and to maintain healthy intestinal and immune system. It is beneficial for the gut health too.
Active ingredients from the natural ingredients help to reduce intestinal inflammation, excessive stomach gas production, increased gastric secretion and improve cramping and may reduce nausea and vomiting. Natural supplement can encourage bowel movement and helps to remove toxin from the body. Reducing the quantity of the acid of the stomach might help to reduce heartburn, indigestion, besides improving appetite and improving over-all digestion.