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Common Digestive Disorders

2012 July 18
by Neal

Ulcers:  The stomach and duodenum lining usually have mucous to avoid the effect of acidic digestive juices. However, if this lining which acts as a barrier is damaged, acids can erode the lining and cause inflammation. Eroded areas are referred as peptic ulcers.
Peptic ulcer is found in the lining of the stomach and duodenum where stomach acids such as hydrochloric and pepsin are present.  Peptic ulcers found in the duodenum are known as duodenal ulcers and peptic ulcers found in the stomach are called gastric ulcers.

Constipation: This is one of the digestive disorders caused when you strain to pass faeces.  When the faeces are small and hard, it is difficult to pass and one needs to strain. Infrequent bowel movement is also considered as constipation. Chronic constipation is a bad condition as it causes discomfort and would makes one feel heavy, bloated and sluggish  Laxatives help to pass stool in such cases. Try to use the natural laxative to pass stools as they do not make one’s bowel dependent on it.

Heart burn:  Burning sensation, discomfort, feeling of tightness and pain in the chest is called as Heart burn. This condition can result in Acid reflux, a medical condition that damages the oesophagus. Imagine swallowing acid and keeping it in the lining of the oesophagus. This is exactly how you would feel when affected by heart burn. The pain is unmanageable when you bend or lie down. If heart burn is occasional, it is not considered serious. However, when it occurs regularly, seek the help of your medical practitioner.

Acidity: The food we eat gets digested with help of acids secreted from the stomach. These acids enhance the digestion process, when there is an excess production of these acids, it is called acidity. Eating lots of junk and spicy foods is the foremost reason for acidity. Besides this, eating fast, not chewing the food properly, skipping breakfast, smoking, alcohol consumption and heavy meals are the other reasons of acidity.

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