Current trend in the pharmacotherapy of digestive disorders

Sunny E. Ohia, Ya Fatou Njie-Mbye, Catherine A. Opere, Kalu Ngele, Fatima Muili, Anthonia Okolie, Leah Bush

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Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (also known as Digestive Disorders) afflict 40% of the world’s population with more females suffering from this illness. Common examples of these diseases include peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel disease, hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, and diseases of the accessory organs of the digestive system such as pancreatitis and diabetes mellitus. Both nonpharmacological and pharmacological approaches are used for treatment of digestive disorders. Nonpharmacological treatment of digestive disorders includes lifestyle changes and diet control which, in combination, can alleviate the impact of these diseases on the population. Pharmacological therapy of digestive disorders includes a wide variety of drugs that affect motility, enzymatic and chemical processes, inflammation, and the immune system. Both providers of health care and their patients should consider all approaches in the treatment of digestive disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrition and Functional Foods in Boosting Digestion, Metabolism and Immune Health
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780128212325
ISBN (Print)9780128232194
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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