A common digestive troubles & how to treat them:
Digestive complaints such as constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn & bloating are very common and generally treatable with everyday life measures and over-the-counter remedies.
Around 40% of people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time, according to Dr Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London.
The most common are:
- abdominal pain
- changes in bowel habit (usually constipation or diarrhoea)
“Most digestive problems are to do with everyday life, the foods we have eaten, or stress. Which means that taking steps to change your lifestyle can help, and often prevent, many of these problems,” said Dr Emmanuel.