Fighting digestive disorders
Symptoms that accompany digestive disorders may be isolated and sporadic. However, if you suffer from symptoms that are persistent or intense, it is recommended that you see a medical professional for a precise diagnosis to prevent the disorder from turning into a serious disease.
+ If you have any of these symptoms –abdominal swelling, bloating, burping, upper abdominal pain, nausea– you should see a doctor. A medical professional should diagnose the problem, because these symptoms can accompany other diseases of the organs. Also, you should immediately see a doctor if you experience excessive or persistent pain in the stomach, liver, kidney, intestines or genitals and if you find blood in your urine or stool. Digestive problems can also be related to factors like stress and diet, but it is important to consult your doctor to rule out the possibility of a serious disease. You should never underestimate your symptoms because you are “under a lot of stress”. Although your symptoms could be stress related, you may have a digestive disorder, like an ulcer that requires immediate medical treatment.
Even though there are medications your doctor can prescribe for treating a digestive ailment, many digestive disorders can be managed by changing your daily habits. Changing your habits may relieve and cure gastrointestinal problems. Medical research has proven that it's important to reduce stress, quit smoking, exercise regularly and stick to a strict diet as part of treatment. Diets vary according to the symptoms: for example if you suffer from bloating, you should avoid certain foods indicated for patients treating gastroenteritis. Seeing a medical professional is important because self-diagnosis can be inaccurate and counterproductive.
You should always eat slowly, taking pauses between bites and making sure to chew well so as not to strain your digestive system. There are a lot of natural remedies and alternative therapies that can accompany medical treatment to help relieve digestive problems and pains.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
There are a number of natural remedies and alternative therapies that can help treat digestive problems and improve many of the daily habits that can provoke digestive disorders, like stress, insomnia, excessive exhaustion and other bad habits and daily pressures.
Some effective treatments:
- • Yoga.
- • Shiatsu.
- • Reflexology.
- • Traditional massages and do-it-yourself massages or those based on oriental techniques.
- • Herbal medicines and infusions.
- • Aromatherapy.
- • Eating chosen foods to prevent and cure digestive problems.