If you're experiencing unwelcome functional digestive symptoms, you're not alone. Many people suffer from symptoms including stomach pain, abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, indigestion, feeling of fullness and/or nausea. These symptoms may be associated with functional digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Functional Indigestion.
Whilst functional digestive symptoms are often mild, that doesn't change the fact that they can be distressing and bothersome, especially if they last for some time. Symptoms are often interlinked and people can experience a range of different symptoms at the same time.
You’ll know that the symptoms can be painful, uncomfortable and impact on your life. Frustratingly, it is not always known what causes these symptoms, however certain factors can trigger symptoms such as lifestyle changes, stress, diet and food intolerances.
If you’ve been experiencing a range of functional digestive symptoms over a long period of time, you should consult your doctor. You may be suffering from a functional digestive disorder, such as medically diagnosed IBS or Functional Indigestion.
Learn more about possible causes and how you can relieve and treat your digestive symptoms.