Knowledgebase: Digestive Health
What are Digestive Diseases and what causes them?
Posted by Anna Jones on 28 May 2014 01:54 PM

What Are Digestive Diseases?

Digestive diseases are also known as gastrointestinal diseases. The digestive system consists of a series of hollow organs that join together in a long tube. The digestive system runs from the mouth to the anus and includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

There are a number of digestive disorders that may cause symptoms like blood in the stool, changes in bowel movement, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, and chronic heartburn.

What Causes Digestive Disease?

Digestive diseases are diverse and may be caused by different factors like bacterial or viral infection, inflammation, lactase deficiency, intolerance to certain foods, poor circulation in the intestines, gallstones, stress, anti-inflammatory drug side effects, and a number of dietary factors that include eating unnatural foods and overeating.


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