What are the symptoms of low stomach acid?
Common symptoms include; feeling unusually full after small or moderate-sized meals, belching, flatulence, Constipation, Heartburn & Indigestion, and a sensation that food sits for a long time in the stomach. Low stomach acid becomes increasingly more common with age.
What causes a digestive disorder?
Digestive disorders can be due to number of factors including Stress, infection, poor diet (nutrient deficiency), smoking, lack of fibre, alcohol intake, gut flora dysbiosis, eating disorders, and drug interaction - amongst many other factors. It has also been noted that stress can impact on gut flora and result in reduced levels of beneficial micro-flora.
How can I improve my digestive system?
Supporting the gut is at the core of dealing with stress and digestive disorders. As well as addressing any lifestyle issues such as work-life balance, the over-use of stimulants, recreational drugs, alcohol or caffeine, look also at a reliance of sugar-packed foods which many people rely on for that short-term ‘lift’. All of these factors will gradually exhaust the adrenals while at the same time, place excessive burdens on the digestive system.