The Digestive System
The digestive system is an important part of your body. It's a group of organs that work together to take in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and water, and convert your food into energy. The digestive system also gets rid of the waste your system doesn't absorb.
What do people suffer from?
If you're experiencing unwelcome digestive symptoms, you're not alone. More and more people are suffering from symptoms including abdominal pain, cramps, feelings of fullness, heaviness, bloating, flatulence and nausea. Lifestyle changes and increased stress may be to blame for this rise.
Whilst digestive symptoms are often harmless, that doesn't change the fact that they can be extremely distressing and bothersome, especially if they last for some time. Symptoms are often interlinked and people often experience a range of different symptoms at the same time. It's no wonder sufferers are often desperately looking for relief.
The causes aren't always known
It can be difficult to work out what's causing a particular digestive symptom. The truth is, not all causes have been uncovered. But we do know that genetics can play a part, as well as environmental factors like stress, emotional upset, travel, dietary changes, and medication.
Several malfunctions in the gastrointestinal tract have been linked to digestive issues17:
- Stomach muscles that are moving too quickly or too slowly
- Over-active stomach muscles
- Stomach nerves that are too sensitive
- Increased gas formation
If you're experiencing a range of digestive symptoms over a longer period of time, make sure you visit your doctor. You may be suffering from a digestive syndrome, such as Functional Dyspepsia (FD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Is there a cure?
For many people, digestive symptoms return frequently, or never completely disappear. Current treatments tend to focus on eliminating or reducing digestive symptoms, so patients can get back to their life.
It's important to know that symptoms are often interlinked, occurring at the same time. Most treatments just target one specific symptom, meaning sufferers have to combine different medications. But by targeting a range of different causes at the same time, Iberogast® offers a holistic approach, giving you fast, effective relief from multiple digestive symptoms1,13.