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Digestion problems are faced commonly by many people recently due to several factors like aging, lifestyle, stress, unhealthy diet and so on. Though most of the digestion problems are short term, but they are very discomfort and may also affect daily activities. Problems like diarrhea, ulcers, GERD, constipation, gastric problems and several others are due to digestion problems. Digestion problems are any abnormalities present digestive tract. This digestive tract or gastro intestinal tract contains several organs like esophagus, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Digestion is a process of breaking down the food we eat into a small components, the nutrients present in these small components are absorbed by the body and used as energy. Digestion procedure basically consists of two process namely mechanical digestion and chemical digestion. Mechanical digestion is a process where the large pieces of food we eat are breakdown into small pieces which are further accessed by digestive enzymes which are secreted by different glands like salivary glands, pancreas and others. Where as in chemical digestion these digestive enzymes further divide the small pieces of food into small molecules which can be used by our body. When our body utilizes the minerals and nutrients, the remaining useless material is eliminated from our body through defecation. Any problems or abnormalities in this process may lead to digestion problems. Digestive problems are also caused due to several other factors like stress, unhealthy diet and also due to other health illnesses. These digestive problems can be very frustrating and few digestive problems like colitis, gallstones, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and others may need immediate diagnosis to avoid further problems.

Avoid Digestion Problems

Digestive problems can range from mild to severe i.e. from constipation, diarrhea, gastric problems, heart burn, ulcers to severe problems like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and cancers.

Few risk factors which leads to digestion problems include aging, stress, junk and processed food, food allergies, lack of fibre in diet, auto immune disorders, stomach infections which are caused due to virus and bacteria, smoking, excess alcohol consumption and high intake of caffeine products. Digestion problems are also caused due to few antibiotics. These antibiotics harm useful bacteria in our stomach and lead to digestion problems. People who eat in a hurry are also at an increased risk of developing digestion problems as chewing the food properly is very crucial for healthy digestion. Drinking plenty of water is very important as water helps the digestive system to absorb nutrients efficiently. Intake of sugary beverages can worsen digestion and lead to digestion problems. These digestion problems severely affect individual’s daily routines and also in long run can lead to several chronic problems. If these digestion problems are not treated properly, they can lead to other problems like piles, haemorrhage, weight loss, vomiting, sweating, appetite disorders and so on.

Tips to Avoid Digestive Problems

Several digestion problems can be controlled and eliminated by following few health tips and lifestyle changes. Here are few health tips which help to avoid digestion problems and also assist in healthy digestion.
Drink a glass of warm water early in the morning before breakfast, it helps to kick start a day by cleansing the stomach.

  • Eat high fibre diet as both soluble and insoluble diet is very beneficial for our digestive system.
  • Limit your intake of foods that are high in fats, as fatty foods slow down the digestive process. Intake of fatty foods also leads to constipation.
  • Eat slowly and chew your food properly as it aids in healthy digestion. Unchewed foods lead to indigestion.
  • Do not consume hot foods and drinks as they may harm your stomach lining and damage digestive enzymes.
  • Do not eat your food in a hurry as it may increase the risk of gas and bloating.
  • Try and eat your breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner around same time on schedule to help your digestive system.
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated as water and other fluids improves your digestive health.
  • Avoid excess intake of caffeine products as it leads to ulcer and heart burn.
  • Quit habits like smoking and excess intake of alcohol as they harm our digestive health and leads to gas, heart burn and stomach ulcers.
  • Quit the habit of consuming fruits with meals as it increase the risk of digestion problems and also gastric problems.
  • If you are facing bloating problems, eat smaller servings as it helps to ease bloating issue.
  • Never eat a meal with lot of food groups when you are facing bloating problems as it affects enzymatic actions. Simplify your meal to get rid of gas and bloating problems.
  • Eat your dinner early and avoid going to bed immediately after dinner as going to bed after meals affects digestion and leads to problems like acidity and gas.
  • Control your stress and anxiety levels, as it negatively affects your digestive health. Practice breathing exercises, meditation and other to control your stress levels.
  • Exercise regularly as it is very beneficial for your digestive health. Exercises and physical activities helps to move the food through your digestive system which further reduce the risk of constipation.
  • Exercises and physical activities also help to maintain healthy weight and also keep you fit.

Avoid Digestion Problems with Homeopathy

Homeopathy works very effectively in dealing with digestion problems. Homeopathy is a natural way of treating several digestion problems like heartburn, constipation, bloating, diarrhea and several others. Homeopathy treatment uses natural remedies to treat digestion problems and these remedies also helps in healthy digestion. Individuals can avoid digestion problems with homeopathy and its natural remedies. Homeopathy remedies are safe, non toxic and free from side effects. Homeopathy treatment not just focuses on treating digestion problems but also aims at overall wellbeing. Homeopathy treatment for digestion problems are prescribed based on the symptoms and theory of individualization.

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