Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are among the most encountered medical complaints. Common GI issues include cramping, nausea, bloating, vomiting, heartburn (Reflux, GERD), indigestion/dyspepsia, bloating and constipation and diarrhea. It is estimated that more than 3.6 million people visit their primary care doctors seeking relief from digestive problems each year. However, these symptoms are far too often misinterpreted and their impact and significance misunderstood by conventional health care providers. There are many reasons you might be experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms from acute GI infections or Dysbiosis to food intolerances or sensitivities to more serious autoimmune conditions.
In the United States, it is estimated that 10-15 percent of the adult population suffers from IBS symptoms, yet only 5 to 7 percent of adults have been diagnosed with the disease. IBS is the most common disease diagnosed by physicians. Even when diagnosed conventional medicine fails to identify and remedy the underlying causes. Interestingly, most of these GI issues can be the result of many of the same causes. Most of which are not recognized by the standard medical community. Moreover, GI distress in any form can also be the root cause of many other health related conditions you may be experiencing such as Arthritis and pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Sleep disturbances, Asthmas and Allergies, Autoimmune disease, etc., etc., etc.
The following are some of the most common causes of gastric distress:
- Your diet –
- Dysbiosis –Nutrient Deficiencies –
- Chronic Stress –
- Neurological Disorders or Imbalances –
- Poor Sleep –
- Prescriptions and Over the Counter Medications
- Toxic Burdens
- Lack of Physical Activity or Exercise