Rumbling in the abdomen is extremely common. Its causes may be different, ranging from the usual fasting and ending with diseases that require complex treatment. To find out whether in your case health hazards are noises in the bowels, you need to familiarize yourself with the features of this symptom.
Every person rumbles from time to time in his stomach. To get rid of unpleasant sounds, many are in a hurry to satisfy their hunger. But this well-known method does not always help, and people begin to notice that their stomach rumbles constantly, even when they are full. It is necessary to find out the reason for such a boiling, otherwise you can skip the beginning of the development of the disease.
Natural abdominal noise: what happens in the body?
Noise after eating
In the human intestine there are gases that emit beneficial bacteria. In addition, a small amount of air enters the food intake process. Due to the presence of gases, the movement of food diluted with gastric juice through the intestines cannot be silent. Therefore, in any healthy person, after eating, he rumbles in his stomach - the reasons lie in the normal functioning of the digestive system, and treatment is not necessary. But the sound intensity in this case is usually low, sometimes it can be heard only using a stethoscope.
Noise during fasting
If a person has eaten 2-3 hours ago and more, a process called "migratory motor complex" (MMK) begins in the body. The empty stomach receptors cause impulses that cut down the intestines, and even those who are next to a hungry person hears distinct sounds. CMI is not a pathological process. Such cuts are necessary to clean the digestive organs of undigested food, mucus and other slags.
How to understand that boiling in the intestines - a sign of illness?
So, if a person growls in his stomach sometimes, do not worry, because the reasons for such sounds are physiological. It should be concerned, on the contrary, their absence. But too frequent and very strong "sound" can be caused by the following problems.
Diarrhea or intestinal obstruction
In case of disturbances in the absorption of nutrients due to certain pathologies of the digestive system or harmful bacteria, diarrhea begins. Then the movement of gases through the intestines is accompanied by a strong seething. If the intestines are blocked, except for shrill sounds in the stomach, acute pain appears.
Intolerance or lack of certain substances
Some people, after eating foods with proteins known to science as gluten (or gluten), also begin to growl in their stomachs. The reason for the sharp sounds, indicating a negative reaction of the intestine, can be not only hypersensitivity to gluten, but also celiac disease. In this disease, the villi of the small intestine are damaged by gluten. Gluten is in chemical composition:
- bakery, pasta;
- meat and soy dishes;
- ice cream;
- sauces of industrial production;
- semi-finished products;
- cheese with mold;
- french fries;
- crab sticks;
- preserved with tomatoes;
- of alcohol.
In addition, there are many drugs, which include this protein. Intense sounds from the peritoneum after eating can also disturb a person suffering from lactase deficiency if dairy products have appeared in his diet.
Stress, depression, anxiety excite the autonomic nervous system, and it responds with a variety of somatic symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, and irritable bowel syndrome. The "loudness" of digestive processes may indicate psychological discomfort. The fact that an anxious, suspicious person and normal physiological noise in the intestines is often perceived as pathology cannot be ruled out.
Excess sweets in the diet
Due to the abundance of sweet food (no matter what sweet substances are included in its composition - sucrose, fructose, natural or artificial sweeteners), beneficial bacteria die in the intestinal microflora. And harmful microorganisms (in particular, fungi) begin to multiply. Pathogenic microflora vigorously secretes gases, so bloating and seething in the intestines begins.
How to respond to the "sonorous" problem?
If the intestine gives sharp "beeps" constantly or just after a person has eaten, you should try to refuse:
- gluten-containing products;
- milk and sweets;
- industrial products - due to an excess of harmful additives that kill useful microflora.
You should also try to normalize your psychological state with the help of positive emotions, and in severe cases - communication with a specialist and medication. If the complete elimination of sweets is too complicated for the patient, stevia is best used as a sugar substitute. Researchers have proven that this plant does not cause increased gas formation.
To improve the bowels, you need to enrich the menu with products containing probiotics:
- sourdough bread;
- homemade pickles without vinegar;
- onions and leeks.
Of course, you can take probiotics in the form of dietary supplements. But the beneficial bacteria that come from natural foods are still the best help for intestinal disorders. Also, if possible, you should avoid frequent antibiotic therapy. Even the increasingly popular antibacterial soap can harm beneficial microorganisms within us.
If the rumbling in the abdomen is accompanied by frequent diarrhea or pain, the causes can be dangerous - consult a doctor who will prescribe the appropriate treatment. With intestinal obstruction, even surgery is possible.
As a rule, abdominal noise does not indicate a disease; moreover, it is a sign of the normal functioning of the digestive system. However, too loud and frequent boiling in the intestines indicates that the time has come to begin to adhere to a special diet and make changes in lifestyle. And if against the background of this symptom the general condition worsened, it is unreasonable to postpone the visit to the doctor.