Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorders are typically related to all chronic degenerative disease. Approximately 70% of your immune system is in your gut.  Do not ignore those gut issues, they can lead to chronic ailments.

Several digestive disorders have similar symptoms. Some of the most common types are gastrointestinal disorders, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, lactose intolerance, and malabsorption.

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  • Gastrointestinal disorders

    Gastrointestinal disorders involve the gastrointestinal tract: the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. More common gastrointestinal disorders can include constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, anal fissures perianal abscesses, anal fistulas, perianal infections, diverticular disease, colitis, colon polyps, and cancer.

    There are many causes of gastrointestinal disorders. Here are some of the common factors: lack of fiber in your diet, lack of exercise, excess dairy consumption, stress, and pregnancy.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

    Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is an intestinal disorder causing pain in your stomach, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. The cause of irritable bowel syndrome can vary depending on several factors.

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn, interestingly enough, has nothing to do with your heart but has everything to do with your esophagus. Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus caused by stomach acid. The discomfort from heartburn can be felt in your upper stomach or in your chest.

  • Indigestion

    Indigestion, dyspepsia, is typically a sign of another digestive disorder. Indigestion is a persistent or recurring pain in the upper stomach. Symptoms may include a burning pain in the stomach, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, nausea, and vomiting.

  • Lactose intolerance

    Lactose intolerance, also known as milk intolerance, is the inability to fully digest the sugar, lactose, in dairy products. The intolerance is usually caused by a deficiency of lactase, an enzyme in your body. Lactose intolerance symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea.

  • Malabsorption

    Malabsorption is a condition in which the small intestine is not able to absorb nutrients. The condition can be caused by infection, medications, surgery, and celiac disease. Malabsorption symptoms include weight loss, bloating, and occasionally diarrhea. If not treated, malabsorption can affect the brain, nervous system, bones, liver, and other organs.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or you may be feeling similar pain, consult our office today. Dr. Sean is a leading digestive health specialist who understands the importance of your gut’s health and how it affects your overall health. Book an appointment to get a custom treatment and return to a healthy and happy life.

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