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Digestive Health

Your digestive system is one of the most important systems of your body. This is because most of the essential nutrients that the body needs, you get it from the food you eat. The different organs like the mouth, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and gallbladder, among others, must work together to ensure smooth functioning. Learn more about what it means to have good digestive health and how to achieve it, here.

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What is the digestive system?

The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract—also called the GI tract or digestive tract—and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder are the solid organs of the digestive system.

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What is the function of the digestive system?

The digestive system plays a major role in your overall health as it brings nutrients to your body. Without good digestive health, you will experience a host of uncomfortable symptoms, such as abdominal pain, bloating, and indigestion. Additionally, you might not obtain proper nutrition from the food you eat. This can negatively impact your health and wellbeing.

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What are common digestive problems?

"Common digestive problems include the following: - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - Peptic ulcer - Diverticular disease - Gallstones - Celiac disease - Constipation - Diarrhea"

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What is hyperacidity?

Hyperacidity is the presence of high levels of stomach acid, resulting in symptoms, such as stomach pain, acid reflux, and heartburn. Hyperacidity may be caused by the presence of H.pylori, a bacteria in your stomach that can cause gastritis or peptic ulcer.

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