What Are Digestion Problems?
The digestive system is an intricate and extensive part of the body. It ranges all the way from the mouth to the rectum. The digestive system is responsible for getting rid of waste and helps your body absorb essential nutrients.
Did You Know?
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), digestive diseases affect between 60 and 70 million Americans.
Digestion problems can mean more than unwanted, embarrassing symptoms. Minor problems that are left untreated can lead to more serious, chronic illnesses.
Because there are so many different types of digestion problems, you might mistakenly dismiss them. It’s important to understand common digestion problems — as well as emergency symptoms — so you know when to talk to a doctor.