Surrey Osteopathy for Digestive Problems
The digestive system is a complex but essential part of the body. Digestive problems are one of the most common challenges faced by people today. It’s often caused by stress, inactivity, and pre-existing illness.
The digestive system needs to work correctly for an individual to lead a healthy life. It’s responsible for ensuring proper absorption of nutrients and getting rid of wasteful substances that the body doesn’t need. However, digestion problems are a common occurrence.
It’s imperative for our growth to seek treatment for digestive problems, and it doesn’t matter how small or minor the symptoms are. Untreated digestive issues can lead to more serious and chronic illnesses. Furthermore, because of the overlap of symptoms in various digestion problems, it’s common to overlook them and hope for them to go away.
Osteopathy can help treat digestive problems so that you can live a happier, fuller life. This drug-free, non-invasive treatment will help ease digestive problems through helpful techniques like massaging and stretching.
Types of Digestive Problems
Chronic constipation refers to a problem in the digestive system that blocks the excretion of waste. This occurs when the digestive tract encounters problems with moving stools, so the colon can’t pass them. Common symptoms of chronic constipation are bloating, fewer and painful bowel movements, and pain in the abdomen.
Drinking more water, consuming fibre, and exercising usually helps deal with constipation. Osteopathy can also help when peristalsis (the movement of a stool through the digestive system) is slow or aberrant.
Food intolerance takes place when your body’s digestive system is incapable of processing certain foods. Please note that food intolerances are different from food allergies. Allergies lead to a severe reaction like hives, but food intolerances only affect digestion.
Some food intolerance symptoms are bloating, diarrhoea, cramps, headache, heartburn, gas, vomiting, and discomfort. Osteopathy can help with the symptoms, but a referral may be required to determine what is causing your intolerance.
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) occurs when acids in the stomach travel back to the oesophagus, which causes heartburn. Heartburn is common for many people, and it can even occur due to bad health habits such as smoking.
While heartburn is relatively common, frequent episodes can turn into a significant medical concern. Some symptoms of GERD are as followed:
- Chest pain.
- Dry cough.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Sore throat.
IBD takes place when one or more parts of the digestive tract undergo chronic swelling. IBD causes several digestive problems like abdominal pain, fatigue, partial bowel movements, diarrhoea, appetite loss. This is followed by weight loss and bleeding from the rectum.
It’s important to seek treatment for IBD because it can make life considerably uncomfortable. Early treatment can help prevent further swelling in the tract.
How can osteopathy help with digestive problems?
Digestive problems are common occurrences that can lead to a lot of discomforts. Seeking treatment as soon as possible can help you get ahead of the problem. It will protect your body from more pain.
Acidity, the growth of bacteria, and inflammation are serious digestive problems. But osteopathy combined with better dietary choices can help with such issues. If you have been experiencing digestive problems that cause constipation, heartburn, discomfort, and pain, then an Osteopath can help you.
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