The main task of the digestive system is to turn the foods and liquids that we intake into nutrients, which provides energy to the body cells or into waste products that are expelled by the body through the bowel movements. The digestive system diseases might not be life-threatening in major cases but can cause irritability, lethargy and loss of vitality as the natural conclusion.There are many old wives’ tales and rumors about the causes and treatments of digestive system diseases. The fact that spicy food and stress are the cause of ulcers in totally wrong and that a bacterium called Helicobacter pylon is totally responsible for the cause of the infection leading to the formation of ulcers.
Again smoking cigarettes helps in the relieving of heartburn is folklore. The truth is cigarettes contribute to heartburn and that the heartburn takes place when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes, thereby allowing the acid contents of the stomach to flash back into the esophagus. Again bowel regularity means the bowel movement everyday is again false. The frequency of a bowel movement varies from three a day to three a week and sometimes a perfect healthy person might fall outside this range and so on.
There are many ways of treating digestive system disorders and some are given below:
Yoga: Performance of yoga leads to the exercising of various abdominal organs and stimulation of the working of proper endocrine system. This helps the immunity of the body to fight various diseases. Yoga increases the awareness of one’s problems in the digestive system and tries to remove them. It is a form of discipline that keeps the digestive system completely out of order. With the practice of yoga exercises, a person can develop the capacity of good digestion and enjoy good health.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera contains many minerals that are vital to the growth process and healthy functions to the immune system of the body. The juice of Aloe Vera helps in soothing the digestive tract infections like colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and so on. Aloe has the ability of releasing pepsin, a gastric juice enzyme that helps in digestion when the stomach is full and in that way helps in the curing of ulcers. Studies reveal that Aloe Vera helps in providing the healing and soothing relief in times of indigestion, ulcers and stomach distress.