The digestive system is a group of organs that work together to change the food you eat into the energy and nutrients for your body needs. After you consume foods and liquids, the digestive system breaks them down into their basic parts: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins. These basic nutrients are then absorbed into the bloodstream, which carries them to cells throughout the body. Nutrients provide the cells with the energy they need for growth and repair.
When you eat, food travels from the mouth down the esophagus to the stomach. Then it moves through the small and large intestines, and eventually out through the anus as waste. The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder are also included in the digestive system. These organs produce chemicals that allow digestion to occur.
Sometimes, one or more parts of the digestive system don’t work properly. This can cause anything from minor discomfort to serious health issues. Some common digestive system problems include: acid reflux / GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), gallstones, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, constipation, diarrhea and many more.
Hemorrhoids are a very common anorectal condition defined as the symptomatic enlargement and distal displacement of the normal anal cushions. Sometimes, the walls of these blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated. They affect millions of people around the world, and represent a major medical and socioeconomic problem. Hemorrhoids are one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding. Multiple factors have been claimed to be the etiologies of hemorrhoidal development, including constipation and prolonged straining. They often go away on their own, treatments can also help.
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
Internal hemorrhoids are so far inside your rectum that you can’t usually see or feel them, and rarely cause discomfort. But straining or irritation when passing stool can cause:
• Painless bleeding during bowel movements. You might notice small amounts of bright red blood on your toilet tissue or in the toilet.
• A hemorrhoid to push through the anal opening (prolapsed or protruding hemorrhoid), resulting in pain and irritation.
External hemorrhoids are under the skin around your anus, where there are many more pain-sensing nerves. Signs and symptoms might include:
• Itching or irritation in your anal region
• Pain or discomfort
• Swelling around your anus
A blood clot can turn an external hemorrhoid purple or blue. This is called a thrombosis or a thrombosed hemorrhoid. You may notice symptoms like:
• Severe pain
The 5 Best Ways to Improve Your Digestion Naturally
Diet and lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on your gut health. Here evidence based ways to improve your digestion naturally.
1. Get Plenty of Fiber
It’s common knowledge that fiber is beneficial for good digestion. Soluble fiber absorbs water and helps add bulk to your stool. Insoluble fiber acts like a giant toothbrush, helping your digestive tract keep everything moving along. Soluble fiber is found in oat bran, legumes, nuts, and seeds, while vegetables, whole grains and wheat bran are good sources of insoluble fiber.
2. Add Healthy Fats to Your Diet
Good digestion may require eating enough fat. Fat helps you feel satisfied after a meal and is often needed for proper nutrient absorption. Adequate fat intake improves the absorption of some fat soluble nutrients. What’s more, omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation.
3. Manage Your Stress
Stress can wreak havoc on your digestive system. Stress hormones directly affect your digestion. During periods of stress, blood and energy are diverted away from your digestive system. Stress negatively impacts your digestion and has been linked to IBS, ulcers, constipation, and diarrhea. Reducing stress can improve digestive symptoms.
4. Get Moving
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to improve your digestion. One study in healthy people showed that moderate exercise, such as cycling and jogging, increased gut transit time by nearly 30%. Exercise may improve your digestion and reduce symptoms of constipation. It can also help reduce inflammation, which may be beneficial in preventing inflammatory bowel condition.
5. Ditch Bad Habits
Bad habits such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol and eating late at night can cause digestive issues. To improve digestion, try to avoid these damaging habits.
Hemorrhoid symptoms usually go away on their own. Home remedies and nonsurgical treatment like herbal medicine like diosmin and hesperidin can help improve hemorrhoid symptoms.
Flavonoids, such as diosmin and hesperidin are plant compounds that have antioxidant properties, which protect your body from inflammation and unstable molecules. Diosmin and hesperidin are flavonoids most commonly found in citrus fruits, like lemons and sweet oranges as well as in some other fruits and vegetables, and various polyherbal formulation. Diosmin and hesperidin is often combined as micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF). MPFF is expected to exert vasodilation action and most widely used to treat blood vessel disorders, such as hemorrhoids and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
PT. SIMEX PHARMACEUTICAL INDONESIA as one of the pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia presents AMVAR products as a herbal medicine contain Citrus aurantium extract to help improving hemorrhoid and chronic venous insufficiency symptoms.