Gastrointestinal disorders: myths and truth
Digestive disorders are really common nowadays. Here are a few myths that you should know about.
Myth 1: stomach is always the one to blame for digestive disorders. Digestive system is complex. It consists of the digestive tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestine, anus) and digestive glands (salivary glands, gastric glands, liver, pancreas, small intestine glands). Gastrointestinal disorders can cause different digestive organs or glands ailments and diseases. Therefore, digestive problems do not relate solely to stomach ailments.
Myth 2: all digestive disorders have clear reasons. Often, digestive disorders lead to nausea, pain and difficulty after eating, heartburn, belching, gas accumulation in the intestine, etc. It can occur in the absence of clearly identified disease. Gastrointestinal disorders are often provoked by poor diet, bad habits, stress, too little or too much exercise. This is called functional gastrointestinal disorders.
Myth 3: it is enough to take into account symptoms to treat the disorder. Realizing the disease through experienced symptoms that may occur with different illness, people often mistakenly identify the disease. For example, the patient may feel constant stretch in the stomach area, and believe that this is indigestion, but in fact it may be the symptom of other organs’ of the digestive system ailment. Similar symptoms may occur in the esophagus, stomach, intestinal diseases, and self-healing recovery may be difficult. If you are constantly experiencing certain symptoms, you should contact the doctor.
Myth 4: indigestion can be improved only with chemical medications. Functional gastrointestinal disorders can be effectively treated with plant-based products that regulate digestion. Gastrointestinal ailments can be treated using artichokes, turmeric, rosemary, mint, real milk thistle, caraway, coriander, and other plants.