Symptoms of a digestive disease can be easily felt. Any known symptoms often lead to common digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation and heartburn. While the more complex illness such as ulcer, gastritis, and the dreaded cancers can occur without symptoms.
Taking the preventive measure to your best interest should be taken to ensure that your digestive system is always healthy. The second group of guidelines focuses on the healthy lifestyle which is essential in maintaining the efficient functioning of your digestive system. Listed below are some of my suggestions.
- Taking your daily dose of exercise. Consistent moderate exercise helps in strengthening our abdominal muscles. And many of these exercises are very simple to which one does not need expensive exercising equipments. Brisk-walking, scaling the stairs and swimming are some on the very simple forms of exercises that helps your stomach achieves wellness.
- Quit or avoid smoking. If you are already a smoker, find ways to quit smoking. And if you’re not onto smoking, never attempt to try a single stick of cigarette. While it is widely known that smoking is the number one causes of many respiratory diseases, it can also adversely affects our digestive system. This is because; the excessive smoking can cause the irritation of our stomach’s mucous linings which in long term can result to gastritis.
- Stay off alcohol or take less alcohol altogether. Frequent alcohol drinkers can cause the malfunction of the digestive system. It can lead to various digestive system illness such as constipation, diarrhea, and in worst case, can damage the stomach linings that will also lead to gastritis. In more severe cases, alcohol can damage our pancreas and liver. And if these seem not enough, alcohol can also lead to malnutrition. And as a consequence to this, an alcoholic person becomes weak and very unhealthy while the whole body will become more susceptible to various diseases.
- Developing good healthy eating habits. Eating slowly by chewing our food well is the first step to this. As we all know that digestion begins in the mouth where chunks of foods are broken down into smaller pieces in order for our stomach to digest easily. Taking ample portion of food at a time will also facilitate the easy passage of food in the esophagus. This can also be very helpful for people with gastro esophageal disease or GERD. Take time to enjoy your meal while carrying on a pleasant conversation or entertain cheerful and happy thoughts while eating.
- Learn to process stress management. It is recommended to engage in a leisurely, relaxing activity that helps our mind and body. This is because, stress, whether physical or emotional, always had a negative effect on our nerves, to which in turn affects our digestive system. As our digestive system becomes stressful, we are unlikely to suffer from indigestion or even diarrhea.
- And lastly, ensure that all aspects of our body are in good condition. This is done by paying enough attention to what our body is telling us not only on the outside but also the normal functioning of our vital internal organs. To make sure of this, a regular visit to our doctor is needed for a regular medical checkup.