New review by medical researcher William Matzner on "The Most Common Types of Digestive Disorders"
Digestive disorders are common diseases. People all around the world develop these regardless of their age or gender. Dr. William Lee Matzner explains in his most recent article.
By: Healthcare Analytics LLC
Your digestive system consists of your digestive tract and organs that help in breaking down food that you eat. Your digestive tract can develop problems which make your body unable to digest food properly. People who do not take care of their eating habits are more likely to develop these problems. Here are the most common types of digestive disorders and the factors that increase the risk of developing them.
Do you feel a burning sensation in your chest after you've eaten a big juicy burger loaded with lots of cheese? This condition is termed as acid reflux. The medical term used for it is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. The ring-shaped muscles on top of your stomach become weak, resulting in the stomach acid leaking back into your food pipe. You can reduce the risk of developing GERD by eating low-fat foods and decreasing the size of your meals.
We all know what it feels like to be constipated. It happens when your diet lacks foods that contain fiber, resulting in difficulty passing stool. Your intestine does not contract enough to allow stool to pass out of your body. Eating fruits and drinking adequate amount of water will help you reduce the chances of developing constipation.
Gastroenteritis, commonly known as stomach flu, is a condition caused when bacteria or viruses enter your stomach. This condition results in severe stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting. It happens when you eat food that contains bacteria. Gastroenteritis is more common in children than it is in adults. You can reduce your chances of developing stomach flu by eating meals prepared at home and avoiding eating unhygienic foods. Eating unwashed fruits, undercooked meat and unpasteurized dairy products are the common causes of food poisoning which results in stomach flu.
*** Dr. William Matzner works in the area of healthcare economics consulting at Healthcare Analytics, LLC, in California. He has been in private practice since 1989, specializing in Reproductive Immunology and Internal medicine.
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