Indigestion Or Digestive Disorder: How To Improve It And What Causes It

Poor diet and stress are the main causes of digestive disorders. Nearly half of Spaniards suffer from some type of digestive pathology.

Currently, 92.4% of Spaniards eat out 30 times a quarter. These figures are related to the increased risk of developing digestive disorders. Experts highlight the importance of paying special attention to diet to prioritize digestive health.

In general, an unbalanced and neglected diet has a direct impact on the body and can lead to nutritional deficiencies that affect health. This is accentuated by the frequent consumption of fast and spicy foods, ultra-processed foods, or sugary and alcoholic drinks.

Specifically, if we talk about digestive health, “ poor diet and stress are the main causes of digestive disorders . In fact, they affect around 45% of adult patients worldwide,” explains Dr. Luis Herrera, medical director of Schwabe.

The most common symptoms of functional digestive disorders are abdominal pain and cramps, bloating, flatulence, and changes in the frequency of bowel movements. In addition, possible factors that promote their appearance include food intolerances, previous gastrointestinal infections, alterations in the intestinal barrier, changes in the intestinal microbiota, and genetic predisposition.


To ensure a better quality of life, Dr. Enrique Rey shares three recommendations :

1. Regulate intestinal function.

This can be done by eating a varied diet rich in fiber, such as legumes, fresh fruits, and vegetables. It is also important to avoid heavy meals and eat slowly, chewing properly to avoid gas.

2. drink plenty of water.

To prevent constipation and facilitate digestion.

3. Exercise.

Perform physical activity at least 150 minutes a week, since sport helps restore balance when there are alterations in the microbiota3. In addition, the microbiota produces serotonin and dopamine, which calm the brain when released through exercise. If you notice symptoms or changes for more than four weeks, it is best to see a professional for a complete evaluation and diagnosis.