In recent years gut health is really starting to get the spotlight. Even accompanied by research, the public is barely starting to realize that the gut is the Gateway to Better Health. In an effort to share knowledge and show support for sufferers of digestive issues, Health Plus acknowledges that August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month.
Cause, Symptoms and Treatment for Gastroparesis
The cause is unknown. However symptoms may begin following virus infections, surgeries, some medications or illnesses such as complications of diabetes. Most people have idiopathic Gastroparesis, meaning a doctor may not be able to identify the cause, even with medical tests. Even though there is no cure, treatment can help to relieve symptoms that may last from years to life-long.
In addition, sufferers may seek aid from supplement nutritional drinks and a daily multi-vitamin if dietary intake is inadequate. Many people have also explored alternative medicines and natural remedies to elevate symptoms. Suffers of Gastroparesis have reported improvement of discomfort after incorporating the following healthy practices -- acupuncture, bone broth, deep belly breaths, digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
In the world of gut health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers are often looking for help to aid symptom discomforts. In honor of April being IBS Awareness Month, let’s talk about that “gut” feeling and some possible aids to send your gut some love.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is described as belly discomfort or pain and may include trouble maintaining regular bowel movements. This condition causes the digestive system to be hypersensitive and to over-react to mild stimulation which may result in either bowel muscle spasms or inconsistent muscle movement. Currently, it is not clear what causes IBS though there are a few theories involving hormones, stress, other illnesses, or diet. Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects people of all ages.
Here are some hints for these sufferers --
Foods to avoid…
Chocolate, citrus fruits, spicy foods, sugar-free gum & candy, dairy, and alcohol/caffeine all can adversely affect the digestive system for those suffering from IBS.
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Written By: HealthPlus Inc.