The Small and Large Intestine
Upon leaving the stomach, food and water enter into the small intestine, where they begin the journey toward the large.
The large intestine is the finale to the digestive process. Components include the appendix, cecum, colon, and rectum.
What is the small intestine?
The small intestine is a tube-like organ that measures an average of 6 meters long (20ft). Most of the digestive process is carried out in this part of the gut.
The role of the small intestine
The small intestine is also known as the small bowel. It pulls the majority of nutrients from food and delivers them directly into the bloodstream for the greater benefit of the body.
What is the large intestine?
The large intestine is a tube-like organ that measures an average of 1.5 meters long (5ft). Mostly made of muscle and tissue, the large intestine facilitates digestion.
The role of the large intestine
The large intestine is also known as the large bowel. It completes the digestive process by absorbing water and any leftover nutrients from food. Here, waste is transformed into stool and expelled through the anus.
How can rebalancing your intestinal flora help solve your gut problems?
When consumed regularly, good bacteria, such as Bacillus clausii, can work to rebalance the intestinal flora in the gut. A balanced gut lessens risk of gut disorders such as bellyache, abdominal discomfort and bloating.
Gut Disorders in Adults
An unbalanced gut has the tendency to leak, and the result is watery bowel movement. Triggers commonly include viral and bacterial infection, some foods and medications.
Antibiotics affect the gut by inadvertently affecting even the good bacteria. Side effects include abdominal pain and diarrhea/ constipation.
A most common gut disorder, bellyache can be triggered by an imbalance in intestinal flora. Indigestion and food sensitivity are to be expected.
A condition of various triggers, whereby the gut becomes slow or sluggish. This condition involves constipation and/or painful bowel movements.
Excessive gas in the gut will cause visible bloating and abdominal discomfort, usually alongside constipation.
A condition caused by maladaptation within the intestinal microbiota. Dysbiosis may cause anything from foul breath to rectal itching.
Estrogen and progesterone affect normal gut function while the body is creating life, causing nausea, constipation, gas retention & discomfort. May lead to imbalance. Consult HCP before using any probiotic/EG.
Gut Disorders in Children
Leaky gut is common in kids when the intestinal flora is unbalanced, making them vulnerable to infectious diseases like diarrhea.
Antibiotics can improve overall health, but may eradicate good-bacteria in the process, leading to cramping, nausea, and watery stool. Children are more sensitive to this than adults.
Bellyache is a common occurrence in little ones; the array of triggers for this condition are immense. Learn how to identify and treat them.
Learn how different daily triggers could be contributing to intestinal disorder, and how a good probiotic could be the ally you never knew you needed!