We all know the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, and therefore, we all try to lose some weight. But, sometimes, this aim isn’t that easy to achieve. Even though you’ve cut out unhealthy food from your diet and started to exercise, that excess pounds may not go away. One of the major reasons might be your digestive system.
Digestion Issues and Weight Gain
Digestion issues, such as slow bowel movements, indigestion, constipation, etc. are one of the major culprits for weight gain because they allow fat and toxins accumulate in the body.
Bowel movements should ideally occur one-two hours after a meal, or even once or twice a day. The reason for slow bowel movements can be some medications, dehydration, lack of fiber, and good flora deficiency in the gut.
Furthermore, constipation is a condition when the body has difficulties in emptying the bowels, and also, harden feces. This disorder may be a result of low fiber, some medications, irritable bowel syndrome, excessive use of laxatives, put off going to the toilet, dehydration, and colon issues.
Last but not least, indigestion, also called dyspepsia, is a condition when people experience pain and discomfort in the stomach due to difficulties in digesting food. It can be caused by side effects of certain medicines, acid reflux disease, peptic ulcers, pancreatic or bile duct abnormalities, and others.