Digestive health is vital to overall health, and when digestion suffers, quality of life can suffer as well. Further, some digestive conditions can increase the risk of more serious diseases, such as when chronic heartburn (acid reflux) damages the esophagus, leading to an increased risk of esophageal cancer. Common digestive conditions include acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, indigestion, and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.*
Here are some wellness tips to help you tackle your digestive complaints:
- Keep a food and symptom diary.
- Incorporate probiotics into your diet.
- Exercise regularly.
Conditions Related to digestive health
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