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“The intestinal system and the immune system” are organs that many people often forget.

The gut and immunity An organ that many people tend to forget. Depression, chronic acne, obesity easily, forgetfulness, mood swings, depression, easily irritated, constipation. Today the doctor will tell you about it. How are they related?

In the era New Normal Many people are starting to take care of their health. and be more careful besides DMHTTA  Vaccination and following the guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Public Health There is one more thing that should not be neglected, and that is taking care of your intestinal health.

Many people may have heard the phrase: You are what you eat or “All disease begins in the gut” – It's a quote attributed to the Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates nearly 2500 years ago. Today, many studies have proven this to be true.

In the past, we may have thought that the intestines or digestive system only functioned to "digest" and absorb nutrients for the body to use. But now we find that Intestinal microorganisms and some types of cells in the intestinal wall Helps control the functioning of the immune system. both innate immunity (innate immunity) and specific immunity (adaptive immunity). In addition, some types of cells in the intestine (enterochromaffin cells) also produce A neurotransmitter called Serotonin Over 80% of all the things the body can make which is more than what is produced from the brain

In some caseshave irritable bowel syndrome Constipation alternating with diarrhea Or some people who have abdominal pain that comes and goes will also have symptoms along with mood swings. Due to the impact on serotonin that our body can produce

So, we're beginning to see, right? The gut and immunity It's really very important.

If now we want to have strong intestinal health The doctor has some simple advice for you. 

1. You should eat a variety of foods and enough. Both macronutrients and micronutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and micronutrients include vitamins and minerals.You should drink enough and regular water, about 2-3 liters per day. If there are no prohibitions

and shouldAvoid or reduce foods with a high amount of sugar. Including sweeteners instead of sugar. This is because these substances will disturb the work of the intestinal microorganisms. And it also causes inflammation in the body, which interferes with the functioning of the immune system. It causes the immune system to work abnormally.

2. You should have a bowel movement every time and every day. To prevent the accumulation and retention of toxins in the body. Each person may have time. and the number of bowel movements can vary.

3. You should exercise regularly. which the WHO has recommended that we shouldExercise at least 150 minutes per week or 30-60 minutes. Average 3-5 days per week

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4. You should get enough rest and have good quality sleep. We can easily observe that the quality of sleep is good. When we sleep and wake up refreshed, we won't be tired or sleepy during the day.

5. We should supplement with probiotics or good bacteria.that suits us There will be more recommendations in the clip and the next article.

6. You should regularly check your intestinal health.  In order to plan care and care that is appropriate, correct, and to the point. Each person may have different care. 

Want to have a good immune system? Let's start taking care of our intestinal health.

Symptoms indicating that the intestines are abnormal

Many symptoms People should already know that it is directly related to the intestinal system, such as The matter of bloating Constipation alternating with diarrhea Chronic diarrhea  We already know that this is related to the intestines. We will come to see the doctor. But it will have many symptoms. People may not be worried that Or didn't think that it was a symptom related to intestinal health, for example

  • A matter of emotion Easily irritated, depressed, cranky
  • The matter of acne Oily skin may also be related to the intestines.
  • The story of insomnia Can't sleep well, wake up not refreshed You should come and check as well.
  • The matter of inflammation in the body Arthritis or an impaired immune system makes people sick easily. People often don't know that these symptoms are related to the intestines.

Diseases related to the intestines

Diseases related to intestinal function like Hippocrates It has been said that “All disease begins in the gut” 2500 years ago, in fact now it has been found that there are many important diseases related to the intestines. That's why we meet a lot.NCDs or non-communicable diseases These diseases are the main factors related to the intestines

  • Metabolic system Hormonal matter And then there's the matter of various blood vessels.
  • The matter of arthritis
  • About the immune system Such as psoriasis, SLE, or some people have immune system issues that are directly related to the intestines, such as Celiac Disease.
  • matter of memory Forgetfulness, Alzheimer's disease, and Alzheimer's disease are actually related to the gut.

So, as I said, If we have any disease or something unusual, don't forget. "Check the intestines" ours too

If you have any questions about intestinal health and the digestive system, you can ask for more information at W9 wellness center.

Dr. Juthamat Khathong (Dr. Tukkata)

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