3 Digestive Issues You Wouldn't Wish on Your Worst Enemy!

 



Sure, the title sounds quite cynical, yet what's stated is the utter truth!


There's nothing worse than an upset tummy!  


For those who say differently, then they must be aliens from Planet Krypton!


Because the only one I could think of with a stomach made of steel would be Superman.


Unfortunately, we humans don't have the luxury of avoiding stomach aches and pains like he does!


And when stomachs act up, then it's us that pays the price! 


There are ways to tame that bothersome stomach!


So, this write-up will focus on three prime causes that lead to digestive issues, and things one can do to manage them!


Issue #1 - That Gaseous Bloating Feeling!

It's an aggravating feeling of discomfort and depending upon the severity of it.   


Will leave you feeling like an overinflated balloon, as you beg for someone to come along with a safety pin to pop you!


LOL.


The reason why this happens to us from time to time, is due to the excess increase of the gas shift in the bacteria that takes place within the small intestine. 


The result may lead to long periods of bloatedness, episodes of diarrhea, even weight loss (to a degree).


It's no secret that certain foods aren't meant to be eaten by certain people with food allergies. 


The main focus is the prevention of the food breakdown process which slows down the digestive system.


This makes it difficult for food to be broken down properly.


These commonly are problems that manifest due to high levels of lactose intake.


And these are sugary elements present in dairy foods, there are even sugar proteins found in wheat and other grains, such as gluten-based foods. 


Now, before anyone says it.


Burping is a way to alleviate some of the excess gas. 


The same goes for "cutting cheese" which is a savvy way of saying passing gas!   


All jokes brushed aside. 


Those are two that can serve as possible indicators of an internal health issue (even though it's rare). 


Here's a list of things you can try to alleviate gaseousness and bloated discomfort: 

  • Taking your time when eating, also helps to avoid swallowing too much air.
  • The same goes for drinking beer and carbonated drinks, because they discharge carbon dioxide gas in your body! 
  • Avoid eating when you're P***ED OFF; or stressed out (the reason why is because people wind up intaking more air internally which leads to bloatedness).   
  • That also includes hard candy and chewing gum!  

Now, if you're STILL feeling gassed up and continuously bloated.


Then you might want to consider making arrangements for a doctor visit. 


You can never be sure, if it could in fact, be a health issue unbeknownst to you!


Issue #2 - Gaining Extra Weight Spells Trouble for Your Stomach

It's the most annoying factor millions face every day.


That's not to mention the millions more who struggle with it dearly!


The unthinkable matter of weight gain is a bothersome issue all by itself!


The bigger, unseen issue is harmful buildup of bacteria within the small intestine which adds to the weight gain problem.


Further issues such as a slowed metabolic rate only makes matters worse!


Other problems such as abdominal pain, physical discomfort, and shortness of breath can result from it. 


People facing this issue, also state they experience a "fullness" type of feeling before finishing a meal. 


This is known as Early Satiety.


It's a state of condition where the stomach slowly empties out excess food (gastroparesis).


If serious enough, it can completely disrupt your stomach's ability to break down food!   


There are home remedies that can help fix the issue and included should be a change up in one's eating habits.

 

Although, to be clear, if the problem is severe; it may require surgery to correct the issue. 


So, if you're tired of making those yearly New Year weight-loss changes.  

 

DON'T BE!


Follow through with it!


Because choosing a healthy lifestyle benefits you in the long run, rather than waiting until it’s too late and you’re left with a costly health condition!


Issue #3 - COVID Kicking You Where It Hurts Most! YOUR STOMACH!!

Oh, you know this subtopic was going to be brought to the table!

And it's an interesting one, and reason is because the virus can affect the physical body on the molecular level. 


The more concerning thing about the Coronavirus, is that it has the ability to cause intestinal damage within the body! 


What's scarier, is if an individual is suffering from a severe or critical disease will be put at greater risk if they contract an COVID infection.


The end result could possibly lead to death.


Other symptoms that COVID can cause, will target an individual's digestive tract. 


Here's a list of other symptoms that may arise during an COVID infection: 

  • Nausea 
  • Anorexia 
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting 
  • Abdominal Discomfort 
  • Liver Damage - Due to a serious COVID infection.
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms - Another symptom aspect due to COVID-19.

The basic action for an individual to take after testing positive for COVID-19.


Would be for he or she to immediately self-quarantine for up to a period of at least 2 weeks.


Healthcare providers work to quickly confirm whether or not an individual is infected with the virus. 

 

They too will strongly recommend for patients to self-quarantine IMMEDIATELY.


Infected individuals living with others are to maintain at least 6-feet from each other.  

 

Masks should also be worn around each other to avoid further spread of the virus.


Frankly, these are things I know 99% of you should know by now.
But I have to repeat them again; like a scratchy sounding 33⅓ record - jumping back over to the same spot again, and again, AND AGAIN!

LOL.


Now, there's an interesting article by Molly Chiu, addresses information stated by Dr. Jordan Sharpio.


Sharpio talks about the symptoms such as gastrointestinal issues that may manifest days later.


He also stated that some patients who fully recover, may still experience symptoms listed moments earlier in this article. 


Sharpio also recommended the use of Over-The-Counter medication (OTCs) as a way to help subside the effects of COVID. 


Although, he HIGHLY SUGGESTS patients to book an appointment to see a gastroenterologist. 


Digestion issues are not a laughing matter.


If you're experiencing severe abdominal discomfort of any kind, then consult your healthcare provider right away!


There's just no excuse why you shouldn't take the appropriate healthcare measures that can save your life!


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