August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month and a good reminder to make digestive health a priority.
Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty food. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, malnutrition, and feeling easily full.
Although gastroparesis is rare, gastrointestinal health problems are common. In fact, 60-70 million people in the U.S. are affected by digestive diseases, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Some of the more prevalent digestive-related diseases and symptoms include
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Chronic Constipation
- Abdominal Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
These often lead to ambulatory care, hospitalization and millions of dollars in prescriptions nationally.
No matter what type of gastrointestinal issue you are battling, regular chiropractic care may improve your digestive health.
Reduce Flare-ups and Chronic Suffering
Gastrointestinal conditions have many causes, such as a food allergy or disease. Gastroparesis, for example, may be caused by diabetes or postsurgical complications. Muscle tension in your abdomen resulting from stress or other reasons can also contribute to digestive problems.
Even if the cause of symptoms is unclear, a chiropractor can help. This is because the digestive and nervous systems are connected. The misalignment of certain parts of the spine may interfere with nerve function, therefore preventing proper digestion. Spinal manipulation performed by a chiropractor corrects this problem, relieving pressure on your nerves, joints, and muscles and reducing inflammation.
Enjoy meals. Maintain your energy level. Reduce your dependence on medications. Stop suffering. Trust a chiropractor to work with you on improving your digestive health.