The Digestive System
The digestive system is an important part of your body. It’s a group of organs that work together to take in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and water, and convert your food into energy. The digestive system also gets rid of the waste your system doesn’t absorb. But did you know that the digestive system is connected to other important organs, including your brain? They’re all interlinked, in what is sometimes referred to as the “gut brain axis”. This means that the health of your gut has an impact on your general wellbeing and your immune system.
What do people suffer from?
If you’re experiencing unwelcome digestive symptoms, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from symptoms including abdominal pain, cramps, feelings of fullness, bloating, gas heartburn and nausea. Lifestyle changes and increased stress may be to blame for this rise.
While Functional Dyspepsia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms are often harmless, that doesn’t change the fact that they can be distressing and bothersome, especially if they last for some time. Symptoms are often interlinked and people often experience a range of different symptoms at the same time. It’s no wonder sufferers look for something to provide relief.
Is there a cure?
For many people, functional digestive symptoms return frequently, or never completely disappear. Current treatments tend to focus on eliminating or reducing digestive symptoms, hence improving quality of life of patients.
It’s important to know that symptoms are often interlinked, and can occur at the same time. Some treatments just help relieve one specific symptom. Iberogast has a multi-targeted action to offer a holistic approach so as to work fast to provide effective relief from multiple digestive symptoms.
The causes aren’t always known
It can be difficult to work out what’s causing a particular functional digestive symptom. The truth is, not all causes have been uncovered. However, it is probable that genetics as well as environmental factors like stress, emotional upset, travel, dietary changes, and medication may contribute.
Several malfunctions in the gastrointestinal tract have been linked to functional digestive issues:
- Stomach muscles that are moving too quickly or too slowly
- Over-active stomach muscles
- Stomach nerves that are too sensitive
- Increased gas formation