GI Blog

Decoding Digestive System Alarms

24 November 2023

 Were you aware that in China, almost three lives are lost to digestive tract cancers every minute? This stark reality is emphasized by the latest "2020 Global Cancer Burden Data" from the World Health Organization. Colorectal, stomach, and esophageal cancers have secured positions in the top ten for both new cases and fatalities. The significance of prioritizing digestive health and disease prevention cannot be overstated. To achieve optimal digestive wellness, paying attention to daily symptoms is crucial; those seemingly subtle signals might serve as early warnings of underlying issues. Here's an exploration of some of the most common digestive symptoms and their potential causes:

Stomach Signals: Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain may arise from gastrointestinal issues or non-intestinal sources like urogenital, abdominal wall, chest, or spine conditions. Gastrointestinal suspects include peptic ulcers, appendicitis, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and infectious enteritis. Topping the charts for abdominal pain causes are irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia.


Fiery Stomach Sensation: Heartburn

That fiery stomach sensation often traces back to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), although non-acidic substances or heightened sensitivity in esophageal nerves could play a role.


Queasy Moments: Nausea and Vomiting

Upper gastrointestinal blockages, pseudo-intestinal obstructions, and frequent appearances in irritable bowel syndrome and functional upper gastrointestinal disorders are common triggers for nausea and vomiting.


Bowel Blues: Altered Bowel Habits

Changes in bathroom habits are a familiar complaint among digestive disease patients. Constipation culprits include blockages, irregular colonic movements, medications, and hormonal imbalances like hypothyroidism or hyperparathyroidism. Diarrhea may stem from infections, inflammatory factors, malabsorption, and medication quirks. Irritable bowel syndrome may opt for the constipation card, the diarrhea card, or both.


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