Hectic work schedules have increased stress levels, which, in turn, has led to disturbed sleep; unhealthy dietary habits such as eating either too much or too little; and, more often than not, not spending enough time to eat well. Smoking and alcoholism are other aspects that have led to health issues.
The negative outcome of this stress-filled lifestyle is visible in the form of ill health, including poor digestive health.
This is worsened by the decreasing ability of the digestive system to function efficiently with age.
According to Dr Rajesh Kumawat, the head of Medical Services and Clinical Development at The Himalaya Drug Company, digestive problems should not be ignored. Several medicinal herbs and natural ingredients, some of which are well-known and part of Indian cuisine, can help in managing digestive problems.