Restoring digestive function
Indigestion is generally a precursor to many chronic illnesses since it affects the most important function of the body that affects the sustainability of life – nutritional intake. If the digestive function is compromised, it will eventually lead to an illness. Recognizing the symptoms of indigestion at early stages, can prevent the majority of the chronic, nutritional imbalance mediated diseases.
Before starting to look for ways to improve the digestion, it is recommended that you address your concerns with a doctor, since indigestion may result from organ conditions that may require an immediate attention. If your blood, stool and ultrasound tests are within the range, indicating the proper functions of liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary ducts, and your doctor has no answers, read on.
One of the most frequently occurring conditions that result in indigestion and malabsorption disorders is inability of stomach to produce balanced amounts of hydrochloric acid (stomach acid). Don’t stop reading, especially if you have symptoms of acid reflux or GERD and have been using medications to suppress your stomach acid production. You might be in for a surprise.
Over 85% of Americans have a degree of insufficient stomach acid production that leads to a cascade of digestive issues that initially start as bloating, constipation, gas and acid reflux. However, restoring the proper amounts of gastric acid may not be as easy as taking Betaine HCL as frequently advised as it may in fact cause serious adverse side effects and even ulcers if underlying causes are not addressed.
Proceed to troubleshooting and balancing of low stomach acid production