If you’ve ever suffered from digestive problems, you would have agreed with me that they make you so discomfortable, painful and embarrased.
Foods that you’ve just swallowed travel to the stomach through the esophagus. Then they move to small and large intestines. Every single nutritive components are absorbed here while waste products get dispensed from your body through the rectum.
To ensure that the digestion works properly, some organs such as liver, pancreas and gallbladder join in this process. However, digestion may be affected by a high number of disorders. Most digestive diseases are hard to regconised as they don’t appear in similar symptoms.
Some people catch acute signs but these symptoms come and go causing mild uncomforatble sensations.
So how to know that you’re experiencing digestive problems? Check out these early signs:
1. Chronic constipation
This may be the most obvious sign of digestion disorder happening when the stool can be moved and often accompanied by bloating and aching in the tummy. It roots from low consumption of fiber and inadequate drink of water. The constipation also mean diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and hemorrhoids. You can take some medicines to fix the problem.
2. Nausea and vomiting
Feeling sick and throwing-up are caused by many reasons including digestive disorders, kidney stones or some certain kinds of medications. Nausea with vomiting, however, indicate serious health problems like pendicitis, cancer and stomach ulcer.
If you feel burning and painful in the chest and upper abdomen after meal, you may suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). People with GERD often complain of sour taste, difficulty swallowing, dry cough and sore throat.
Acute pain in the belly may indicate some dangerous conditions like perforated stomach, intestinal obstruction, acute pancreatitis and appendicitis. If you get pain more than 3 months, it’s time went to the doctor. There are a long list of health problems related to long-lasting pain most common of which are inflammatory bowel disease, cholecystitis, hepatitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
If you swallow too much air or eat beans, cabbage or other fructose-rich products, there will have gas in the digestive tract. This means that your body lacks in some enzymes and can’t absort dairy products, gluten and some other components.
Having too much of watery stool and experiencing unusually frequent bowel movements is a common sign of food poisoning and gastroenteritis. If you experience diarrhea during four weeks or longer, however, you probably catch Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome or malabsorption.
Repeated spasms of the diaphragm (a muscle, located between your chest and belly) can cause noisy closings of the gap between your vocal cords (glottis). Hiccups happen when you take in alcohol or too hot foods. When you suffer from hiccups regularly in a short of time, you might have GERD, gallbladder disorder, hepatitis or even cancer.