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Gastrointestinal Health, Health and Common Old Age Diseases, Aging Difficulties, Problems in Aging

Submited by- Team Sitagita on 09 Jun, 2011 HEALTH  AGING & DISEASES  

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Do you feel uncomfortable while savoring a tempting recipe and you are frequented with such feelings more than often ,then become a little more conscious than before as you might be just on the verge of encountering Gastrointestinal health problems. These Gastrointestinal health problems in the course of time may become potentially dangerous affecting your health beyond repair. Gastrointestinal Health is a combination of many other health problems related with reflux, ulcers, hernias, constipation, diarrhoea and digestive problems.

About Gastrointestinal Health:
Gastrointestinal Health basically comprises of the well being of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), also known as the digestive tract, the alimentary canal, that takes in food, digests it for the extraction of energy and nutrients, expelling the remaining waste. The main functions of the gastrointestinal tract (a part of the Gastrointestinal Health structure ) are ingestion, digestion, absorption, and excretion.

Some of the functional disorders affecting Gastrointestinal Health:
In this type of disorder, the bowel looks normal but doesn`t work properly. These are the most common that affects colon and rectum, and results in constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The basic causes are like,
  • Having a low fiber diet
  • Traveling or changes in daily routine.
  • Being pregnant
  • Stress situations- prolong period.
  • Resisting the impulse of bowel movement
  • Consuming large amounts of dairy products
  • Resisting to have bowel movements due to hemorrhoid pain
  • Less consumption of water or other fluids
  • Less amount of exercise
  • Having antacids or antidepressants, iron pills, and strong pain medicines.


Some of the structural disorders affecting Gastrointestinal Health:
Apart from the functional disorders that seems to affect the health of Gastrointestinal structure or system, mention may made of the structural disorders that too affects the same. Structural disorders are actually characterized by abnormal bowel looks which doesn`t work properly. Sometimes it becomes necessary to remove the abnormality by conducting surgery. Most common disorders in terms of structures , are those affecting the anus, as well as diverticular disease along with cancer.

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