Gastrointestinal and Liver and Kidney diseases

Your gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is the first line of action that comes into play once food is eaten, and this acts like a food processor for digesting, absorbing and assimilating whatever is eaten. The whole process of digestion begins from the moment food enters the mouth, passing through the long muscular tube which comprises the mouth with the salivary glands, stomach, small and large intestines, meandering through the colon, liver, pancreas and the gall bladder. All of these organs are somehow involved in the digestive process once food is ingested. So you can imagine how important it becomes that the type of food we eat, works in sync with these organs in their own respective areas. The GIT has a sensory mechanism by which it reacts to the type of food ingested or even in the form or combination it is ingested, e.g. a carbohydrate based food with fat one or a protein based one etc. By virtue of this sensory mechanism the GIT can reject or react to the food through vomiting, allergic reaction, nausea or diarrhea.

Most of the digestive disorders are a result of dietary shift in our life over the past few decades. From a more nature based dietary pattern to the highly refined, processed foods which have emerged, digestive disorders too have increased, ranging from acidity, bloating, constipation, indigestion etc. This is evident by the manifold increase in the use of over the counter antacids, enzymes etc. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one such example of how evolving dietary factors coupled with changing lifestyle patterns leading to stress, irregular eating habits, skipping meals, excessive dining out, depression an all affect the GIT.

 

The liver and kidney are the other two very strong organs of the body, the role of which are equally important to maintain a healthy body. They help to process the metabolites of the food assimilated, by act as filters of all the toxic byproducts generated thereby. The liver and the gall bladder process the carbohydrates and the fats in our diet, but the same time these can be easily disturbed by any adverse foods which might be consumed over a prolonged period of time.

 

Therefore management of any disorder of these organs has to be managed by dietary modifications along with clinical treatment, which is provided at this clinic by qualified dietician with a long experience in this aspect. You can also checkout my blog Human Kidneys- It Needs Greater Attention! .