To begin with we should say that the digestive system actually is very complex and it generally consists of several body organs each performing its specific function. The organs of the digestive system include the stomach, esophagus, large and small intestines, pancreas, liver, colon, bowel.
In case any problems and malfunctioning in the organs mentioned above happen, this can lead to different diseases of the digestive system. It is worth saying for better understanding that the digestive system is called also the gastrointestinal tract and the diseases attributed to it are called gastrointestinal diseases respectively. Most diseases of the digestive system result from wrong eating habits and abnormal digestion. Though, some other reasons may actually cause digestive system diseases. But on the other side, stomach and abdominal pains are most common signs of the diseases typical of the human digestive system. The given article tells about these diseases.
Common diseases of the digestive system
When speaking about digestive system disorders, it is crucial to know that some disorders of the human digestive system can show no signs or only mild symptoms. In most cases the symptoms are not noticeable or if they are present they normally remain not severe. Most people can experience such symptoms at some period of their lives. The mentioned below are most frequently noticed diseases of the digestive system.
- Dyspepsia (indisgestion)
- Acid reflux
- Heart burn
- Hiatal hernia
Actually there are some diseases which take place when some undesired microbes and parasites get into the human digestive system via, for example, impure water and food. The most widely spread bacteria provoking diseases in people are represented by salmonella, helicobacter and campylobacter. The mentioned bacteria are known to cause microbial and bacterial diseases of the digestive system in most cases. These disorders are the following:
- Food poisoning