What are gastrointestinal diseases?
They are pathologies that affect the large or small intestine, causing digestive problems.
The digestive system is in charge of our nutrition, allowing us to digest food in order to absorb the nutrients it provides us with and to discard those we do not need.
Like any other part of the body, the digestive system is exposed to different types of diseases.
Intestinal diseases can be infectious or non-infectious, causing damage to the function of absorbing nutrients and the formation of feces. We can know if we have any of the following symptoms.
Symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases.
- Weight changes
- Bleeding during defecation
- Difficulty eating
- Bloated abdomen
- Intestinal noises
Although they are common, it is important to pay attention to the symptoms because many of them can be present in case of different gastrointestinal diseases, some are easier to treat and others can cause severe problems affecting the long term and even lead to death.
List of the 10 most common gastrointestinal diseases
An infection as common as the flu and extremely contagious, it can cause problems such as dehydration, fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.
Pathology in which stomach acid and digestive enzymes circulate in the opposite direction, causing food to reach the esophagus from the stomach, causing heartburn and irritation.
Peptic ulcers are wounds generated in the stomach and small intestine caused by Helicobacter pylori. It can cause pain and heartburn, nausea, reflux, intolerance to certain foods and beverages.
Autoimmune disorder causes inflammation in the colon. May cause abdominal cramps, fatigue, fever, rectal pain, bloody diarrhea or constipation.
Helicobacter pylori infection
This is an extremely resistant bacteria that is able to survive in acids (pH up to 3.5 as in the stomach). It can be spread by contaminated food or from person to person. They can cause ulcers, loss of appetite, frequent belching and weight loss.
An infection caused by Salmonella, transmitted by contaminated food. It can cause high fever, severe diarrhea, frequent vomiting, abdominal pain and fatigue.
It is an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, transmitted by contaminated food, and is more serious than salmonellosis because it has the ability to leave the digestive system and contaminate other organs of the body causing septicemia (infection in the blood), meningitis (infection in the meninges surrounding the central nervous system) and in case of pregnant women can cause fetal death.
Malignant tumor present in the large intestine, with about 1.8 million cases diagnosed worldwide each year.
It is a genetic and immune-mediated disease, inflammating the intestines. It can cause intestinal cramping, malnutrition, bleeding in the stool, diarrhea and weakness.
Irritable bowel syndrome
A chronic disease that affects the large intestine causing damage to it. It can cause pain, cramping, bloating, changes in stool frequency and consistency.
Gastrointestinal diseases in children
Gastroenteritis is the most common, as it is extremely contagious. It is easier for them to contract it because they live with a large number of children and share food, sweets, drinks and items that they easily put in their mouths.
520,000 children die every year due to its complications, mainly from dehydration caused by diarrhea and excessive vomiting.
In the presence of this disease it is important to maintain good hydration and in case of fever do not hesitate to seek medical assistance.
Treatment for gastrointestinal illnesses.
Most of them can be resolved with changes in lifestyle and diet, taking care of the quality and hygiene of our food, eliminating tobacco, excesses with fatty and fried foods, alcohol and abuse of certain irritating medications and even excessive coffee can aggravate the situation of most gastrointestinal diseases.
Besides going to the doctor in the presence of the above mentioned symptoms, it is very important to protect ourselves beforehand to avoid contracting any of these diseases, this can be achieved by regularly consuming probiotics of the highest quality. It is of vital importance to maintain a healthy intestinal microbiota.
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The intestinal microbiota is responsible for the proper functioning of the digestive system and immune system.
The microbiota is made up of thousands of trillions of good and bad bacteria that co-inhabit the human body. By having a greater amount of good bacteria called probiotics, we guarantee good functioning and general well-being.
For gastrointestinal diseases, it is mainly recommended to consume lactobacillus rhamnosus hn001 and Streptococcus Thermophilus.
Present in XAVIAX products such as: DTX, OME, C+A, D3
There are many on the market, but only XAVIAX's are the best probiotics, as they have Biogel technology protecting the probiotics for their survival through the entire digestive system. Allowing them to work from the first 24 hours of consumption.
They are ideal to protect the whole family from babies to seniors, their taste and consistency makes them very easy to consume.
It avoids contagions and reduces the symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases.
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