Irregular gut conditions
IRREGULAR gut conditions are cause for concern in the female community, with incidence being more common in females than males. Irregular gut conditions might cause problems for years, giving rise to chronic disease or emotional distress.
Whilst emotional distress may manifest as anxiety or depression, chronic exhaustion occurs constantly with many individuals. Chronic exhaustion can become very debilitating to a person's wellbeing.
On occasions chronic exhaustion becomes so problematic that individuals are likely to require long-term usage of vitamin B12. Two forms of vitamin B12 generally prescribed in naturopathic practice are hydroxocobalamin and cyanocobalamin, the former is known to require less dosing in potentially relieving exhaustion. Although vitamin B12 has a favourable safety profile, it proves effective in combination with other particular vitamins or certain herbals.
Some drugs that may reduce capacity of the gut to absorb B12 are those used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux. Females should seek naturopathic or GP advice in how best to approach safeguarding from B12 deficiency.
Every so often excess consumption of fatty foods or spices or caffeine drinks may worsen irregular gut conditions, bringing about significant discomfort. Of particular concern in CQ is use of coriander herbage, which is known in traditional naturopathic toxicology to be a gut irritant. Depending when coriander is harvested, it could cause gut inflammation and result in hyperactivity. A hyperactive condition triggered by coriander foliage might have a crash and burn effect upon a person. Good news though, coriander seeds are recognised safe in moderation and can be helpful in temporarily relieving irregular gut conditions.
Sluggishness of the gut might result in a general sense of heaviness, which can leave a person feeling very uncomfortable as well as lethargic. An abnormal sensation of horrible fullness is often experienced, potentially affecting wellbeing.
One reason for that sense of fullness may be due to the gut losing its general tone. When this occurs a condition termed peristalsis failure causes partially digested food matter to move much slower through the digestive tract.
Naturopathic herbalism proves useful in correcting the sluggish condition by promoting digestive enzyme production, but correcting the abnormality could take as long as nine months. Although there are products in the marketplace that may temporarily relieve symptoms, Naturopathy understands that prolonged gut disorders can lead to other more serious illnesses.