You can hardly turn the TV on without the bombardment of commercials on indigestion, acid reflux, bloating and gas. The number one selling drugs are all related to gastrointestinal disorders. Here is something you don't have to buy that will help you reduce Bloating, Gas and Constipation. Slow Down when eat your food. Somehow we have never made the connection between how we eat our food and how we feel afterwards. Food is something to be shared, savored and enjoyed. We live in a culture of instant gratification. Fast food chains are ubiquitous to our landscape, we want everything now and fast and even when we take time to prepare quality meals at home we rush through our food. What's the point of taking time to make something of quality at home if you just swallow it? Digestion does not start in the stomach it starts at the mouth . Chewing your food thoroughly starts the digestive process as it breaks down the food into smaller pieces. Rushing through your food ca...
Many people with diabetes may also find that they have the additional issue of acid reflux. For some of these patients the reflux may be easily treated with dietary changes and PPI medications. Unfortunately there are some patients for which the standard treatment does not provide relief from the constant burning. The mechanisms for this hard to treat acid reflux are directly related to the diabetes. If diabetes has gone uncontrolled for a long period of time the resulting high blood sugars can cause nerve damage to many parts of the body including the vagus nerve that controls the stomach and intestines. When the vagus nerve is damaged or not working the muscles of the GI tract will not move food through efficiently and it will “back up” digestion and slow stomach emptying. This condition is called gastroparesis. Some of the additional symptoms of gastroparesis include: nausea, vomiting, feeling full quickly, bloating, weight loss, loss of appe...
Bloating is the feeling of a full, swollen belly area, usually due to gas in the intestines. Some women have bloating before or during their period (menstrual cycle).
See also: Abdominal bloating
Menstrual periods and bloating
If you have bloating associated with your menstrual cycle, exercise to sweat out excess fluids and eat more high-fiber foods to help prevent constipation .
See also: PMS
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