Everything that you put in your mouth and swallow, from food to medicines to liquids, is processed within your digestive system. Your digestive system breaks down foods that you eat into their simplest forms, like glucose (sugar), amino acids (that make up protein) or fatty acids (that make up fats). These are then absorbed into your bloodstream from the small intestine and the nutrients are carried to each cell in your body. Your body keeps what it needs and discards what it doesn't need as waste products known as faeces or stools.
Your digestive tract starts at your mouth and ends up at your anus. Organs that are part of your digestive system include your stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver and large intestine. Each component of your digestive tract has a specific role in digestion. Maintaining a healthy digestive system is extremely important for your general health and well-being.
At Malouf Manly Pharmacy we specialise in treatments for a broad range of digestive health issues includuing Constipation, Digestion & Antiacids, Diarrhoea, Hydration, Heartburn & Indigestion, Stomach Upsets, Worm treatments, haemorrhoids and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to name a few. Call in and have a private chat to one of our pharmacists to ensure we get you back on track with your Digestive Health.