If you have a digestive disorder, you may be inclined to keep it a secret from others. You feel embarrassed over having it. You may not realize is that having a digestive disorder is in fact a very common problem. Not finding out more about the truths of digestive disorders can be detrimental as there can be plenty of myths surrounding them. To cope with the condition and improve on the quality of life, it is important that you dispel some of these common myths.

The first myth about digestive disorders is that having bowel movements just 3 times weekly or less is okay. If you have chronic constipation, you may choose to believe that so long as you appear to be functioning, having that few bowel movements does not point to a problem. However, naturopathic experts say otherwise. They propose that healthy people should average about one bowel movement every day. Just think about this. If you eat, you are likely to have waste. The point is that if you have waste every day, would you think it is necessary to clear it on a daily basis? Just like you would with a trash can. Eliminating waste is crucial before the trash can gets choked and starts to attract all kinds of parasites. Symptoms that you manifest with chronic constipation include bad skin, chronic fatigue, sluggishness, bad breath, amongst others.

The second myth that many people have in relation to digestive disorders is that spicy foods can cause stomach ulcers. Spicy foods do not cause stomach ulcers and ulcers in other parts of your digestive system. Stomach ulcers are normally caused by bacteria in the digestive system or overuse of NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Spicy food may irritate existing ulcers, but it will not cause additional ulcers.

Another myth about digestive disorders that needs to be dispelled is that cirrhosis is often caused by alcoholism. Cirrhosis is not caused by alcoholism alone. In fact, alcohol causes only one-half of the cases of cirrhosis that are diagnosed each year. Some of the diseases that can lead to cirrhosis includes Hepatitis B or C, glycogen storage disease, and more.

Finally, having regular enemas can be counter productive. The myth that regular enemas is good for health is not true. To treat their constipation, some people get reliant on using enemas. However, please be aware that regular enema use can cause problems with the muscle action of the intestines, which can make your intestines to not work normally. This can in fact cause constipation or diarrhea. In fact, enemas should not be used on a regular basis. You should check with your doctor if you are experiencing chronic constipation before becoming dependent upon the enemas.

It is important that you get educated about obtaining optimal digestive health. This is key to achieving overall optional health and well being. By dispelling the various myths about digestive disorders and finding out the truth, you can then take proper actions for treatment, cure, and care.

Author's Bio: 

Got constipation, bad breath and weight that you need to lose? Sandra Kim Leong publishes free information on the benefits of colon cleansing and the importance of bowel health. Read free tips at http://www.Detox-Cleansing.net.