Over 2300-years ago, the father of medicine, Hippocrates made the statement that all disorders start in the stomach. In many instances that statement is true today as it was in 371 BC. The only difference between then and now is pollution, toxic chemicals and chemical medications that man produces.
Malabsorption in the digestive process is the root cause of, Osteoporosis, Gastric Cancer, Gastroparesis, Type II Diabetes, Food Allergies, Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastritis, Dumping Syndrome, Asthma, IBS (leaky gut), skin disorders, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), vitamin and mineral deficiency.
The disorders above did not come first, they were caused by Malabsorption, in the digestive process. Rather than treat the root cause of a disorder, many doctors treat the symptoms of the disorder. Treating just the symptom, will in many cases, not cure the disorder, only the symptom. In many instances the chemical medication, prescribed to treat the symptom, will cause new symptoms, or increase the severity of the existing disorder. A good example of this is, prescribing PPIs for people that are not producing sufficiently strong hydrochloric acid (hypochlorhydria), in the gut. The end result is they become Achlorhydric.
The symptoms common for all of the disorders listed are: abdominal bloating (gas, belching, Flatulence), abdominal pain, cramps, constipation and/or diarrhea, Reflux (or GERD), nausea, headaches, fatigue, skin disorders, anemia, weight loss and/or gain, food allergies, vomiting, failure to thrive, etc. You can put every one of these symptoms into one category, MALABSORPTION. If you have any of these symptoms, you can bet that the problem started in the stomach.
If you doubt that Malabsorption is the root cause for the disorders, search the internet for the causes of one of the disorders, you will always find digestive issues as one of the causes. The disorder didn't just happen overnight, it was caused by a digestive issue. If the disorder is caused by bacteria, the bacteria is not being destroyed, in the gut, by the strong hydrochloric acid. If it is a food allergy, it was caused by incomplete sterilization and conversions of a protein in the stomach, (low stomach acid). If the disorder is osteoporosis, it was caused by lack of absorption of the necessary vitamins and minerals (malabsorption).
Many doctors will not take the time to test for malabsorption, it is much easier to prescribe a medication. If malabsorption is suspected the fastest and most accurate testing method is a pH diagnostic test, or pH gastrogram. Correcting malabsorption will always improve a patient health and longevity.