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Digestive Insufficiency Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy As the body ages the various systems begin to fail. One of the most common and insidious failures is that of digestion. Digestion is a complex phenomenon beginning in the mouth and ending in the colon. Digestion begins with enzyme production beginning in the mouth and continues on through the functioning of the large intestines.

A proper diet makes little difference if the nutrients you are eating are not well digested and absorbed. The most important symptoms by which we can suspect poor digestion is gas. The presence of gas means that undigested food has reached the colon and that unfriendly bacteria are trying to digest it for themselves. They produce the gas, which is called hydrogen sulfide. If you are having problems in this area the best move you can make is to have a Comprehensive Stool Analysis (CSA). This test will pinpoint exactly what the problem is and this will in turn suggest the best of solutions.

Possible causes of your problems with digestion include hypochlorhydria and underproduction of digestive enzymes in the pancreas and small intestine: see common digestive disorders. Both of these conditions can be corrected. For the best results you should see a doctor practiced in nutritional medicine.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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