6 Common Digestive Disorders In Humans
Many people don't like to think about it, but it's normal to have a gut problem. These conditions may range from mild to serious and the symptoms of these problems can be identical. In this article, we are going to talk about the 6 most common digestive diseases that you need to be recognized before visiting a doctor.
1) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) also known as acid reflux, is a chronic digestive disease that causes heartburn and chest pain. It is caused when the stomach acid or its contents flow back into your esophagus. This condition occurs due to overeating but mostly caused due to obesity or pregnancy. Luckily, GERD can be treated with a change in lifestyle and prescribed medication.
2) Irritable bowel syndrome
IBS is a digestive condition that generally affects the large intestine and causes pain and discomfort in the stomach. This condition impacts the flow of gas through the intestines and may make you feel bloated. Studies have shown that the friendly bacteria found in probiotics may help alleviate the symptoms of IBS.
Hemorrhoids are inflamed blood vessels in the digestive tract, which are caused due to repeated straining during a bowel movement. It is estimated that 75% of the Indian population suffers from this condition. Drinking ample water, eating fiber-rich foods, or taking stool softeners are effective methods to treat this condition.
Gallstones are stones or lumps that form when certain digestive fluid hardening in the gallbladder or bile duct. This condition is caused due to high cholesterol or if your gallbladder has not properly emptied. Usually, gallstones that do not cause symptoms do not require treatment. However, some gallstones may cause inflammation and pain in the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver.
5) Stomach Flu
Stomach flu often known as gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection that can spread from person to person through contact or by consuming contaminated food or water. This condition can cause diarrhea, nausea, or stomach pain. Generally, gastroenteritis goes away within a few days if you get proper rest and stay hydrated.