Believe it or not, having a gastrointestinal problem is common. There is no need to be embarrassed, or suffer through your condition quietly.
From heartburn to the stomach flu, irritable bowel syndrome and gallstones, there are tons of digestive disorders you should educate yourself about. Even if you are not encountering one at the moment, you should still learn about them and take precaution, just in case you develop one later in life.
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One of the most common disorders is acid reflux. It occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter decides it doesn’t want to close all of the way when food passes through it. This ultimately results in acid produced by your stomach moving up into your esophagus, according to webmd.com. You can alleviate acid reflux by drinking chamomile tea, eating licorice, and chewing gum.
Read the following list and educate yourself on the most common digestive disorders. If you have been experiencing any of them, it may be wise to consider seeing a doctor for help managing and reducing the symptoms.