COMMON AILMENTS OF THE DIGESTIVE
It is the discharge of watery
wastes. It may be mild or serious. The
intestines contract more frequently
and produce extra mucus. The waste
are forced out so fast that much
water is not reabsorbed. The result is
Symptoms and Treatment of Diarrhea
This ailment can weaken the body’s
A person suffering this should consult a
doctor and a rest. To avoid dehydration or
too much loss of body fluids, drink plenty of
fluids. Oral dehydration solution (ORS) is
recommended to avoid too much loss of
fluids. Consult a doctor for proper medical
attention if the discharge continues.
It is a difficult bowel movement. Some
young people suffer from this ailment
due to lack of fibers in their diet. Fibers
stimulate muscular activity making it
easy for the wastes to reach the anus.
Older people usually experience
constipation because the muscles of the
digestive system have lost their strength
to squeeze and move wastes.
This occurs when bowel
movement is difficult . The rectum is
abnormally stretched causing its
veins to enlarge. Rectal suppository
is usually recommended. The
suppository induces bowel
It is pain on one’s chest. It
occurs when acidic digestive juices
from the stomach moves up the
esophagus. The juice irritates the
esophagus and causes pain.
5. Gastrointestinal gas is another
common ailment. This may be
caused by a change of diet,
drinking or eating too fast. Some
kinds of food can contribute to
the production of gas. These foods
contain carbohydrates and protein
that cannot be completely
6. Appendicitis is the infection
that occurs in the appendix.
This condition is caused by the
microorganisms living in this
tiny part of the body. The
infection may be cured by
drugs or by the surgical
removal of the appendix.
7. Ulcer affects the stomach
or the intestines. It is a sore
in the stomach or intestinal
wall. It is caused by over
secretion of digestive
chemicals in these organs.