Digestive system conditions and special diets

Digestive system condition​s and special diets


The digestive system performs many tasks to break down the food and drink we take in every day. 

When it works properly, we can enjoy a range of food without any limits to our diet. However, if the digestive system is upset or if we have food allergies, food intolerances or digestive system disorders, digestion is more complicated. People affected by these conditions need to pay extra attention to the food they eat and manage any symptoms that arise.

About this section

This section looks at the digestive system and some causes of poor digestion. You can find out:

Reviewed by:
Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE