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The Root Causes of Digestive Disorders

Let us understand the 5 root causes involved in initiating the digestive disorders:

It is often said that the exact cause of the digestive disorder is yet to be identified. The genes, the eating habits, the medications, and many such factors are held responsible for the aggravating digestive health, but not one accurate cause has been derived as yet. However, of late we’ve found some great explanations in this context that states the primary causes involved in causing digestive disorders.


Chronic Unintentional Dehydration
dehidration Digestive Disorders

The human body is mostly composed of water; 75% of every human being is water. 65%-85% of every cell’s physical structure is water. Our blood also is major water; our brain cells are also composed of water largely. Water happens to be the most important component of the human body. The human digestive system demands lots and lots of water for healthy functioning; water is needed for processing the foods and then eliminating the fecal wastes for the body.  Chronic unintentional dehydration is definitely one of the major causes of many health complications including constipation and several other malfunctions taking place in our body. Nothing in our body can possibly happen without water and therefore it needs to be supplied with an ample amount of water as well to maintain a balance.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Micro-nutrient deficiencies specifically

Nutrients can be divided into two broad categories; macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are basically proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fiber and micronutrients are vitamins, enzymes, minerals, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, phytonutrients and certain pigments, such as chlorophyll. Macronutrients are mostly present in our regular diet; some people even tend to eat too much of everything, including proteins, fats, carbohydrates etc. Americans are not really deficient in macronutrients, but the people in the Third world countries are. However, this is not much of a problem. The problem arises when the body starts lacking the micronutrients, and macronutrient deficiency also leads to deficiencies in micronutrients. It has been observed that this deficiency can give birth to several degenerative diseases as well.

Intestinal Dysbiosis

Intestinal bacteria imbalance
bacteria problem

Bacteria are usually beneficial for our lives and for humans it is particularly effective. Almost 90% of the bacteria are friendly. Bifidus and acidophilus are the two most common intestinal bacteria which are beneficial for our health. Beneficial bacteria are also known as probiotics. Intestinal dysbiosis is a term that refers to intestinal bacteria imbalance, which is often referred to as intestinal microflora. When there is an imbalance in the intestinal bacteria, it leads to several digestive disorders and is one of the most probable reasons

Digestive Disorders Statistics

Digestive disorders can plague your lives as these are the most prevalent problems having carried the symptoms and affecting millions and millions of humans worldwide.

Most of us have some problems with digestion at least once in a lifetime. Symptoms like constipation, heartburn, diarrheas are very common. In some cases you would also note disorders like IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, peptic ulcer, gastritis, acid reflux or GERD etc; these are more serious forms of digestive complications.

More than 1700 deaths have been caused due to GERD or acid reflux; this is probably one of the most devastating forms of digestive system complications, but can be treated and even controlled by medication and herbal supplements. Certain lifestyle modifications and dietary changes can also be helpful. Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis caused 825 deaths; these are basically Inflammatory Bowel Diseases or IBD. 22 deaths were caused due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. Such is the impact of digestive disorders in human lives. Although there are many treatment options available for these conditions, it is often difficult to understand what would treat the condition in the best way.

Digestive disorders are triggered by irregular heartburn, which can normally be seen in every household. A study has recently revealed that more than 30% of America’s populace suffers from indigestion at least once a month if not more.

During the year 2013-14, approximately 750,555 people were hospitalized with complaints about acid reflux and some other esophageal complications. Statistics, however, does not have any information about the amount of money being spent each year for the treatment of such disorders. The reason behind this can probably be the laziness of people in seeing doctors and getting a thorough check-up. Also, most of us prefer to take contradictory medicines and we often self treat ourselves for the worst.

Homemade treatment procedures having very little scientific evidence are also remarkable options for some of us. People often claim to have benefited from homemade remedies in a better way than with medications.

  • Heartburn


    Heartburn, a term that is often used when speaking about digestive disorders, is not a problem with the heart or a heart attack for that matter. Heartburn is basically a burning sensation that might be experienced in the chest’s lower quadrant. This is quite common for people having some forms of digestive disorders.

    This sensation might as well be accompanied by sourness or bitterness in the mouth or the throat. These symptoms are likely to manifest after a meal. These sensations do last, but for just a couple of minutes. However, in some severe cases, it might even last for a few hours. Heartburn is one of the most common symptoms of the digestive disorder.

  • irritable bowel syndrome

    Irritable bowel syndrome

    Statistics revealing the total number of prescriptions made for digestive disorders are shocking. The result shows that approximately 2.5 million prescriptions have been made for irritable bowel syndrome in 1990. Another surprising element of the result is that of all these 2.5 million prescriptions, most of the medications were given to women.

Constipation is another recurring problem in this respect and in the year 1985, 1 million prescriptions were written for constipation only.



If you have been suffering from any of these diseases for quite some time now, it has to be something more than just an occasional discomfort.  Some of the patients often experience great difficulties in coming up with the situations as they prefer to self treat themselves rather than going to the doctor for help.

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson

I am a nutritionist and healthcare practitioner with over 10 years of experience. I am a medical article writer, blog writer. My passion is to help people. My favorite quote is:  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates

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