Man is a highly organized being. He is able to control his emotions, actions, desires. But there are moments, control over which is beyond the control of even the most highly organized. Imagine the meeting room: there is a responsible meeting, silence, everyone listens to the speaker, some even take notes, and your stomach rumbles, as if someone had moved there. The roar is so loud that you can hear it three rows ahead. Naturally, you are uncomfortable in front of colleagues, but what can you do? So why rumbles in the stomach, and always not at the right moment, and what to do about it?
Where does the rumbling come from?
In fact, any mechanism during operation produces a certain kind of noise. Probably everyone heard the expression "gastric motility". So, if we consider the stomach and intestines as a mechanism for food processing, then everything falls into place. Rumbling is the noise of a working mechanism.
You may say that the rumbling on an empty stomach even increases. Of course, it is intensifying - this is grumbling in response to the irritating effect of digestive juices. Everything is ready for work, but there is no food, there is nothing to digest, so the stomach is indignant. In general, abdominal noise accompanying the digestive process is a normal part of our physiology.
Why rumbling in the stomach after eating?
After you have decided to satisfy the indignant stomach and have eaten, it starts to work: mixes up contents, softens and crushes it. Smooth muscles, contracting, move the food ball from the stomach to the intestines and so on to the final section of the large intestine. These processes are accompanied by specific noises, and their most of the time is inaudible.
But the rumbling and aggravate, if you have not calculated and eaten more than necessary, especially when before that there was no poppy dew in the mouth for several hours. Digestion of food after overeating is accompanied by increased peristalsis, which occurs with dubbing. You can hear rumbling sounds from the stomach even in a state of satiety. This happens, for example, when you smell something delicious. Hydrochloric acid, which is necessary for the digestive process, begins to be produced, as the body decided that you were going to have a snack. Acid irritates and provokes contractile movements, which is accompanied by strange uterine sounds. The excitement or consumption of foods and drinks that do not quite fit can also provoke rumbling.
But not always rumbling accompanies normal physiological processes. Why after eating rumbles in the stomach? The answer to this question may be the presence of pathological changes in the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastritis.
What does such a symptom mean in infants?
Rumbling in the tummy of a newborn baby is associated with the characteristics of digestion. The fact is that the little man who has just appeared on a white light has changed the way of feeding, to which his digestive system has not yet fully adapted. During this period, not only rumbling happens, but also regurgitation, and stomach cramps, constipation, or diarrhea.
Often, the rumbling sounds in the baby’s tummy provoke air that he swallows while sucking breast. Swelling occurs and excess air wanders from the stomach to the intestines. Bloating and flatulence may occur due to the inability of the children's digestive system to absorb individual foods, so the nursing mom needs to reconsider their diet or menu of complementary foods.
For bottle-fed babies, such problems may arise due to improper mixture composition. Or maybe a child has lactose intolerance. In any case, if the rumbling in the abdomen of the infant is disturbing for a long time, it is necessary to see a doctor.
And if it grunts constantly?
Let's go back to adult tummies. As noted above, rumbling in the stomach and bloating can be a signal of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as:
- violation of intestinal microflora - dysbiosis, often it is accompanied by flatulence or diarrhea;
- difficulty digestion with painful sensations in the epigastric abdomen - dyspepsia;
- increased intestinal motility - hyper mobility;
- irritable bowel syndrome - in this case abdominal discomfort, constipation or diarrhea join the rumbling;
- intestinal infections that may be caused by stale or under-processed foods;
- flatulence is caused by improper nutrition, poor chewing of food and its quick swallowing, eating foods with a high content of carbohydrates, fats, chemical additives;
- the presence of pancreatitis or cholecystitis can cause a rumbling localized on the right side of the abdomen, accompanied by sour belching;
- rumbling in the left side can mean food allergies, poisoning or the development of infectious gastroenteritis.
What needs to be done?
If the rumble exceeds the permissible physiological limits, it is necessary to visit a gastroenterologist. In the meantime, you are going to the doctor, use the following recommendations:
- eat slowly, chewing food thoroughly and not swallowing the air;
- reduce in your diet content of legumes, muffins, fruits and fresh vegetables, sauces;
- refuse the use of chewing gum, sugary and carbonated drinks, beer;
- reduce caffeine-containing foods and beverages to a minimum;
- to reduce peristalsis and gas formation, go in for physical activity;
- activated carbon, Enterosgel, sorbent significantly improve the condition of your intestines.
We tell all this to you not in order for you to establish a diagnosis and self-medicate yourself, but in order to draw your attention to the behavior of the organism and promptly consult a doctor. A frivolous attitude towards digestive problems can lead to serious consequences. Be healthy!