The GI tract functions as barrier to substances from the environment and as an entry point for nutrients. Digestive problems are among the most common problems in healthcare . Dietary habits and specific foods can treat many such GI disorders.Common GI disorders are:
Indigestion(Dyspepsia): Symptoms are discomfort,abdominal pain,bloating,nausea,regurgitation.
Peptic ulcers : symptoms are epigastric pains,heartburns,discomfort,low plasma protein levels,weight loss anaemia.
Lactose Intolerance: An inability to digest the milk sugar lactose is termed as lactose intolerance.In such cases a lactose free diet is given.
Celiac disease: An inability to digest the protein gliadin ( gluten found in wheat ,rye,barley). A gluten free diet is the only cure for celiac disease.
Gastritis: It is the most common problem among the population. Inflammation of mucosal surface of the stomach is called gastritis.Symptoms are anorexia,nausea,epigastric pain.