10 Ways To Know Your Gut Is In Bad Shape
Hi there, Eric Bakker. Thank you for coming back. Another week, another video. How do you know your digestive system is in poor shape? How do you know? Absence of symptoms. Okay. Perhaps you're having irritable bowel syndrome, maybe you're having inflammatory bowel disease, maybe you don't have a lot going on in your gut. But, how do you know that there's a problem with your digestive system? What are some of the key signs and symptoms to look out for, things that you should be concerned about?
Things that make you want to think, "Well, I need to do something. I need to take some action, need to get on to this problem."
A healthy digestive system should be completely silent. There should be minimal noise. There should be no bloating. There should be minimal gas. There should be hardly and fermentation going on. You know, lots of rumblings in the tummy, lots of noises.
So, GI sounds should be absolutely at the minimum. In effect, you shouldn't really feel much at all. So, I've written down a few points here. We'll go over a few of those now. So these will signify if you've got an issue or not and what you need to do about it.
Now, if you go to your doctor with a lot of these things, the doctor will probably tell you to take an Aspirin and come back the next day or whatever, but be aware. These things can lead to greater problems, especially if these symptoms ramp up and get a lot worse. Many problems in our digestive system come through imbalances. Imbalances of either eating too much food, eating the wrong kind of food, taking medications, drinking alcohol.
You know, basically eating and drinking dumb stuff or too much of it. Crazy lifestyles. But a lot of these things will be revealed as I go through this video.
So let's look at point number one, upset stomach. The first three points basically relate to the three key areas of the GI track where symptoms get produced, the upper GI. You know, basically the stomach, but that could also mean the mouth, the esophagus, the throat kind of thing. Then we've got the middle GI, which I would signify as the pancreas and maybe also the gallbladder. You could also sort of say the liver is the middle GI. And then you've got the lower, the middle GI also would be the small intestine to a degree. Then you've got the lower GI, which is predominantly the colon, the bowel. All right?
So, upset stomach's the first point here. If you start noticing heartburn or reflux or burping, you can get bloating here and you get bloating further down. You can also get stomach bloating. So, good reflux relying on Tums or medications, you know, taking a PPI drug from the doctor to block stomach acid.
These are all signs of big problems, right? You really want to get the upper GI fixed if you've got any hope of getting the lower GI fixed. So if you've got problems lower down, try and get the upper GI remedied first.
Now, again, here's an interesting point for you guys out there watching this video. Next time you go shopping in your supermarket, go and have a look at the area where they sell the personal care products.
They'll sell all kinds of stuff like hemorrhoid creams and like antacids and stuff like that. So, have a look at the shelves and to see where a lot of the particular items, where they're zooming in on.
And you'll find that stomach is one of the big areas where the sell a lot of drugs in the supermarket just for that area alone. So it'll give you an indication on the primary problems that many people face and a lot of them are stomach problems.
The second one is an upset pancreas, which is more common than you think. The symptoms you look out for here are bloating, loose bowels, okay? Weakness, tiredness, appetite issues like massive appetite or no appetite at all because the pancreas and the stomach work together.
And I find the pancreas in particular can really mess you around when it comes to appetite, especially if you got a sense of weakness. You just feel weak.
So when the pancreas slowly goes down, in my opinion, I've not really read any studies on this, but I find this clinically to be true. When the pancreas goes down digestive wise, [inaudible] wise, it goes slightly down as well.
So the person will suffer from potentially blood sugar drops. They'll get tired in the afternoon. They could be ranging from that to full-blow really fatigue. So be aware, upset pancreas. [inaudible], weak, tired. You know, loose bowels quite often.
So I hope that gives you plenty of useful information on trying to identify any core issues that could be underpinning your gut. Thanks for tuning in.