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What are different kinds and symptoms of common digestive problems?

The main function of the digestive system is:
– to process all the foods and liquids you consume.
– then turn them into nutrients or energy required by the body.
– the food that cannot be digested gets converted to waste matter, which gets expelled from the body.
– this is done by a bowel movement.

The common digestive disorders are:
– heartburn or Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
– constipation
– diarrhea
– gastritis
– hemorrhoids
– irritable Bowel Disease (IBS)
– gallstones

The other types of digestive disorders are:
– celiac disease
– peptic ulcers
– crohn’s disease
– ulcerative colitis
– diverticular disease
– colon cancer, rectal cancer and stomach cancer are also a part of digestive disorders.

Symptoms for Common Digestive Disorders

1. Heartburn or GERD Symptoms
– Regurgitation of sour liquid or food.
– Dry cough.
– Chest pain.
– Sensation of a lump in the throat.
– Sore throat or hoarseness.
– Dysphagia, which is difficulty in swallowing.
– Burning sensation in the chest, which could spread to the throat.

2. Constipation
– Experiencing a feeling of rectal blockage.
– Passing stools that are very hard.
– Having less than three bowel movements in a week.
– Straining excessively during a bowel movement.
– Pain in the abdominal area.
– Feeling a sensation of incomplete evacuation after passing stools.

3. Diarrhea
– Bloating in the abdominal area.
– Fever.
– Pain and severe cramps in the abdomen.
– Presence of blood in the stool on rare occasions.
– Bloody or black stool in severe and serious cases of diarrhea.

4. Gastritis
– Sensation of fullness in the upper abdomen after eating.
– Nausea and vomiting.
– Pain or a burning ache in the upper abdomen.

5. Hemorrhoids
– Bleeding during the bowel movement.
– A lump near the anus, which is painful and sensitive.
– Pain or discomfort.
– Leakage of feces.
– Swelling around the anal area.
– Irritation and itchiness in the anal area.

6. Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS)
– Mucus in the stools.
– Alternate bouts of constipation and diarrhea.
– Flatulence or excess gas.
– Cramps and pain in the abdomen.
– Bloated feeling.

7. Gallstones
– Sudden and intense pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen.
– Pain in the right shoulder.
– Backache, which is worse between the shoulder blades.

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