Common Digestive Disorders

Chest pain

Gastroesophageal Reflux(GERD): when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus – a condition called acid reflux- you may feel a burning pain in the middle of your chest.

It of then occurs after meals or at night. While it is common for people to experience acid reflux and heartburn once in a while, having symptoms that affect your daily life or occur at least twice each week could be a sing of GERD.

Gallstones

Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder- a small pearshaped sac that stores and secretes bile for digestion.

Gallstones can form when there is too much cholesterol or waste in your bile or if your gallbladder does not empty properly.

When gallstones block the ducts leading from your gallbladder to your intestine. they cause excruciating pain in your upper-right abdomen. If medications do not work, the next step is surgery to remove the gallbladder.

Haemorrhoids

Bright red blood in the toilet bowl when you move your bowels could be a sign of haemorrhoids which is a very common condition.

Haemorrhoids are an inflamation of the blood vessels at the end of your digestive tract they can be painful and itchy.

Causes include chronic constipation, diarrhoea, straining your bowl movements and a lack of fibre in the diet.

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