ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Digestive Disorders And There Natural Cure.

Updated on May 16, 2010

Digestion- an overview of what goes inside us

A clear understanding of the digestive processes that go on in the human body is vital to the understanding of the disorders from which digestion suffers. The major disorders proposed to be covered in this hub is weak digestion, dyspepsia or slackness of the digestive processes which are known in indigenous medicine as being caused by what is called mandagni .

Incorporation of food in human body is accomplished by a three-fold process of the digestion, absorption and assimilation. Digestion begins the moment food enters the mouth. It mixes with the saliva and is made more permeable for the gastric juice which exudes from the openings of the tiny glands of the stomach. The gastric juice consisting of pepsin and rannin breaks down the protiens into smaller molecules. The churning of the stomach mixes the food with the gastric juices and the hydrochloric acid and when it becomes soluble it passes through the pylorus, an orifice at the lower end  of the stomach, into the bowel. The more light food, the easier to digest.

After it passes into the intestine, the food is exposed to the action of bile, pancreatic juice, intestinal juices and bacteria. These juices contain many elements which break down the food into the final products. The only substance absorbed from the stomach to any extent is alcohols; all other substances must undergo the transformation that takes place in the intestines. Food materials are absorbed almost exclusively by the small intestine; water and salt through the colon, the large intestine. The food is passed down the intestine by the contraction of its muscular coat . the indigestible residue, together with various substances which are waste matter excreted from liver and the intestinal walls is thrown out of the body in the stools.

Assimilation is a much slower process. The blood circulates through every organ and each takes from it what is necessary for its own growth and repair. The cells in the bones extract lime salts, muscles sugar and protein and so forth.  The greater bulk is assimilated by the muscles.

 The fundamental digestive disorder is indigestion or dyspepsia which may give rise to more acute or serious disease. The basic cause for it beside weak digestive system is , over eating or eating foods that should have been avoided. Stools of such persons contain large amounts of undigested matter. They suffer from flatulence arising from putrefying matter in the stomach or the intestines. Breaking wind or belching may provide temporary relief, but there is generally  a feeling of fullness amounting to loss of appetite. Sometimes hyper acidity presence of more acid in the stomach that is normal - may cause a burning sensation. Overburdening of the stomach , the root cause of indigestion, has to be avoided in order to start the treatment.

Remedies for digestive disorders

 The cardinal remedy for dyspepsia is light food ; it would be better if the patient takes to fasting for 24 hours and then takes to easily digestable, natural food. Fats and condiments must be avoided. bland and butter-milk ( churned curd with water added ) should be taken. Condiments and seasoning make food more palatable and there is the ever-present risk of over eating which gives birth to this disorder. That is why I recommend bland food. Excess of food, like every thing else, is bad . You must avoid over eating , this the first step towards the cure.

 The patient can get permanent relief if he increases his body heat, through vigorous exercise. Indigestion is the disease of the sedantry : active and brisk people generally do not suffer from the malady. You may not be able to withstand the temptation of a second helping, but you can expend your energy through exercise which may be light in the beggining. Take a walk if you feel equal to vigorous exercise. Jog along, if you can and if there is grassy lawn around your house, walk on the dew covered grass.

Avoid rice if you can , if you cann't avoid rice take it with vegetables. Take fruits in-between the meals. Masticate your food properly so taht it mixes well with the saliva. Take adequate quantity of water.

Alcohol and smoking should be avoided as much as possible. If meat is taken it should be scraped down and should be free from fat.

Dyspepsia of a nervous origin, that is caused due to tension and worries , could be treated in these line along with these the patient should avoid thinking of these these conditions and should stay cheerful.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)