- February 22, 2019
Neuro-Gastro-Enterology is the study of the brain, the gut and their direct interaction as well as how to balance gastrointestinal disorders.
N.G.E. focuses on the functions and dysfunctions of the Sympathetic, Parasympathetic and Enteric nervous systems of the digestive tract.
The gut, particularly the small intestine, contains the second highest site of neurons to the brain. It is interconnected with the nervous system, immune system and endocrine system which is why it is referred to as the Second Brain.
The gut plays a key role in our perception and processing of emotions due to the large presence of our “feel good” neurotransmitters, Serotonin and dopamine, which are produced in the small intestine.
An imbalance or otherwise known as dysbiosis in the gut can result in a functional disturbance in the gastro-intestinal tract as well as the following symptoms:
Arthritis | Acid Reflux | Acne | Alcoholism | Allergies | Anorexia | Asthma | ADD | Anxiety and Panic Attacks | Autoimmune Diseases | Back Problems | Bad Breath | Bedwetting | Behavioural Problems | Bloating after Eating | Bulimia | Candida | Cancer | Chronic Fatigue | Chronic Food Sensitivities |Chronic Inflammation | Chronic Immune Reactions |Chronic Hormonal Imbalances | Colitis |Constipation | Cognitive Dysfunction | Cystitis | Depression | Diabetes | Diarrhoea | Difficulty Losing Weight | Dyspepsia | Drug Addiction | Ear Problems | Eczema | Endometriosis | Epilepsy | Fatigue | Faulty Digestion | Fertility Issues | Fibromyalgia | Fibrositis | Frequent Colds | Flu and Infection | Gallbladder Problems | Gastritis | Gum Disease | Hair loss | Headaches | Hormone Problems | Hives| Hyperactivity | Hypoglycaemia | Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Irritability | IBS | Joint Pain | Lack of Concentration | Lactose Intolerance | Leaky Gut Syndrome | Menstrual Problems | Memory Loss | Mood Swings | Migraines | Multiple Sclerosis | Muscle Pain | Nausea | Nervousness | Obesity |Osteoporosis | Poor Memory | Psoriasis | Rheumatoid Arthritis | Sinusitis | Spastic Colon | Sleeping Disorders | Ulcers | Urticaria | Vaginal Infections | Weakness