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Digestion

DigestionOur digestive systems are an amazing physiological accomplishment. When all goes well, we barely notice the myriad small but vital contributions of our salivary glands, the process of chewing, stomach juices, peristalsis, gall bladder, all in cooperation with a hefty population of independent organisms making happy homes in our intestines. In short, our natural digestive physiology is complex, highly effective, and far more valuable than any combination of pharmaceutical alterations.

In my own practice, and at DrDeborahMD.com, I seek to offer guidance that can assure the restoration of healthy physiology, enabling the healthiest and most nourishing digestion possible.

Solutions for Constipation

Tallying up the sale of laxatives in the US—over $750 million a year—constipation appears to be quite a problem for a lot of people. From infants to the elderly, irregular bowel movements interfere with health and vitality. 

The symptoms of constipation are obvious and include infrequent bowel movements, hard stools, and difficulty passing stools. The side effects of constipation commonly include abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas, bad breath, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. It’s no wonder laxative sales are big business.

Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Updated June 9, 2015

How complicated can digestion be? If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you know that one of the body's natural processes can seem to go all haywire under certain conditions. You may have experienced how uncomfortable and even debilitating the condition's intestinal cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation can be. Fortunately, even though the symptoms of IBS can be severe, irritable bowel syndrome is not associated with more serious diseases such as colon cancer. You may also be relieved to know that irritable bowel syndrome doesn't cause permanent damage to your colon.

Solutions for Acute Indigestion

For some people it’s pain, and for others digestion just seems to be working upstream instead of downstream.  It’s not a condition anyone wants to talk about, but nearly everyone—male and female, young and old—suffers an occasional bout of indigestion.