Most people ignore their digestive system unless there’s a problem!
People with poor digestive health might struggle with their weight, experience irregularity,nausea, bloating, constipation, stomach pain, diarrhea, heartburn, or gas on a routine basis. Your digestive system is continuously at work throughout the day, helping to nourish your body and mind. Digestion starts in the mouth, which then leads to a series of organs that break down and absorb the food you eat so that the nutrients can be transported into the blood stream and delivered to cells throughout the body. Your body is made up of billions of cells, like tiny building blocks, they work together to form every part of you. Cells make up your skin, bones, muscles, and organs. Your body uses nutrients to fix damaged cells and make new ones. Nutrients give our cells what they need to work, grow, and divide.
The digestive system is an intricate system that can be disrupted by diet, emotional stress, and disease. Common digestive problems such as heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS cause millions of people to suffer daily and limit quality of life. Poor digestive health can also prevent people from sleeping, working, exercising, or socializing with friends.
What other symptoms might occur with digestive symptoms?
Digestive symptoms may be accompanied by symptoms in other body systems depending on the underlying disorder, condition, or disease. Other symptoms that may occur along with digestive symptoms include:
- Chest pain or pressure
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
- Pale skin
- Referred shoulder pain
- Weakness (loss of strength)
- Weight loss, mal-absorption, and vitamin deficiencies
- Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)