A brief overview of common gastrointestinal problems and how they affect your health
The following is a small list of common gastrointestinal problems. You may have been plagued by some at one time or another:
A bacterium called Helicobacter pylori lives in 50% of all stomachs. If we do not annoy it, then it is not a problem. But sometimes it likes to eat through the lining of the stomach and infect the stomach cells there.
At the same time, gastric acid can hit the stomach cells unhindered and trigger violent inflammation at this point. Some autoimmune diseases have also been linked to gastritis.
This typically occurs in the colon. If the stool is too much or too dry, it quickly clogs up the colon. The most common cause of constipation is not eating enough fiber a day, but eating excessively unhealthy food.
Because a large number of ready-to-eat meals that our intestines do not know by nature create imbalances that favor constipation.
Constipation can occur as part of irritable bowel syndrome.
With an imbalance of microorganisms in the large intestine, an acute intestinal infection, with too much liquid in the stool and/or laxative foods, the stool can become too liquid. Then we speak of diarrhea.
In this case, I recommend that you use foods for a healthy intestine, especially probiotics are then important.
The stomach does not always kill 100% of all microorganisms. A few bacteria or viruses always somehow make it into the small and large intestine.
Our immune system cannot always manage to neutralize all pathogens there immediately. If an infection occurs, the pathogens displace the beneficial intestinal bacteria, infect the intestinal cells and, in the worst case, get into the body.
If this is the case, the two most important rules are: Pay attention to the utmost hygiene and go to the doctor if the infection does not resolve itself after three days.
Not many microorganisms usually live in the small intestine. However, if the immune system is too inactive, the colon produces too few antibacterial substances (defensins), or if the intestine is simply sluggish, over-colonization can occur.
Some bacteria, including fungi, sabotage digestion on a large scale. In addition to autoimmune diseases, SIBO often affects “healthy people” who suffer from chronic fatigue.
There are a few things that can help. There are ways in which your doctor can diagnose SIBO. Follow this link (SIBO) to learn more.
I have often said that the intestinal wall is thin. In addition, an intestinal cell has only a few days to live. If the intestinal wall gets damaged and the intestinal cells cannot grow back quickly enough, holes can appear in the intestinal lining.
Pollutants and pathogens can then get into the body unhindered. This is tantamount to a super meltdown on health.
Most autoimmune diseases have been linked to a broken gut. A crucial part of the treatment of autoimmune diseases is, therefore, the recovery of the intestine. You can find out more about Leaky Gut Syndrome in the attached article.
When the little helpers break down the fiber in the large intestine, the process produces both gases and non-gases. Non-gases are usually healthy substances such as hormones and small fats that the body can also absorb. In contrast, gases are a problem:
The body cannot do much with them and they take up a much larger volume than non-gases. If the colon is colonized incorrectly or there is too much dietary fiber (unlikely, but possible), an excessive gas formation will occur; also known as flatulence.
A change in eating habits to a healthier diet is particularly helpful here. This also gets a few healthy bacteria into the colon.
Colon cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers. Men are affected more frequently than women. However, it is not yet known whether men eat less healthy or whether it is the higher iron level.
Colon cancer is so common because the cells in the gut have to grow and renew themselves. Cancer is more likely in metabolically active tissues than in inactive ones.
In addition, these cells are constantly exposed to the bombardment of pathogens and toxins from food. These also promote the development of mutations that can trigger cancer.
Almost every autoimmune disease is associated with problems in the gut. Most often this is Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Researchers can even “artificially” make autoimmune diseases if they cause damage to the intestine. These autoimmune diseases do not have to be related to the intestine (celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), but can also spread throughout the body:
We cannot only prevent autoimmune diseases with the healthy intestine. We can, furthermore, eliminate an important cause of the disease in the treatment of autoimmune diseases when we repair and restructure the intestine.
The fact is that the gastrointestinal tract is a masterpiece of nature. We could write one book after another regarding common gastrointestinal problems and the importance of our gut flora.
What he can do, what he does every day, what microorganisms live in it and what problems can arise.
Each section in the gastrointestinal tract has an important task for the overall goal: the absorption of vital nutrients and protection of the body from toxins and pathogens.
I want you to stay as healthy and well as long as possible. Thus, I cannot stretch the fact enough that even small issue within your intestines, create favorable conditions for autoimmune diseases to develop.
This is also a central cause that needs to be addressed in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
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