5 Common Types of Digestive System Disorders
Various Kinds of Digestive System Disorders
The following types of digestive system disorders that are commonly encountered :
Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of pooping more than 3 times a day accompanied by changes in the consistency of pooping to be more fluid. This condition can be caused by changes in diet, rotavirus infection, or bacteria. Diarrhea can last for several days to weeks.
In addition to causing changes in the frequency and consistency of pooping, diarrhea can also cause sufferers to experience stomach cramps, fever, bloating, and nausea.
Constipated or constipation is a change in the frequency of pooping becomes less frequent and is accompanied by difficulty pooping. This can be caused by decreased bowel movements. Generally a person can be considered constipated when the frequency of bowel movements is less than 3 times a week.
- Hard stool.
- Must push when defecating.
- Feeling there is a blockage in the rectum, making stool difficult to remove.
- Feeling incomplete after defecation.
- Need help to remove the stool, for example pressing on the abdominal area or using your fingers to remove stool from the anus.
Hemorrhoids occur when veins that are located outside or inside the anal canal (rectum) are swollen. This disease can occur to anyone, but about 50% of sufferers aged over 50 years. Hemorrhoids can cause pain and itching in the anus, there are lumps in the anus, and bleeding when pooping. Sometimes hemorrhoids can also make it difficult for sufferers to sit.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Pain and a burning sensation in the chest, which gets worse after eating or when lying down.
- Sour taste in the back of the mouth.
- Pain when swallowing.
- There is a lump in the esophagus.
- Cough without phlegm.
- Sore throat, if stomach acid irritates the throat.
- Peptic Ulcer
Peptic ulcer is a wound found in the stomach lining and the upper small intestine. These erosion and injury are generally caused by bacterial Helicobacter pylori infection or the use of long-term pain medication.
- A sense of fullness and bloating.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Dark-colored feces
- Changes in appetite
- Weight loss with no known why
Various types of Digestive System Disorders found above can cause mild to severe complaints and disrupt daily activities. If you experience a complaint in the digestive system, consult your doctor to find out the cause and given further treatment.