Disturbance of digestion is, perhaps, one of the most common problems with which one or another person encounters.
In developed countries, up to 30-40% of the total population is classified as people complaining of heartburn, pain and bloating in the abdomen, as well as other symptoms of malfunctioning of the stomach. The results of the study, according to N.Y. Talley (1999), confirm this: every fourth person suffers from any dyspeptic disorders.
Symptoms and causes of their occurrence
Problems with digestion can occur depending on the causes that caused them, and also vary greatly in intensity.
When digestion disorders associated with improper operation of the stomach, after eating, there is often pain. It can be aching, pricking, cutting, but most often it is associated with a recent breakfast or lunch. The special evidence and connection with food this sign acquires when consuming spicy, fatty, spicy food. This reaction is due to the fact that these foods make digestion difficult and disrupt the motility of the stomach and duodenum, which leads to abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea and other, no less unpleasant symptoms caused by a delay in eating in these parts of the gastrointestinal tract.
Discomfort in the abdomen
The feeling of discomfort is a sign that differs, perhaps, in the most diverse manifestations. Among them – a feeling of heaviness and stretch of the walls of the stomach, tension in the upper abdomen, a feeling that the stomach on the eyes increases in size. Especially unpleasant these signs become, when the air which has got together with meal, is not deduced with an eructation – the swelling in this case will get obvious character and delivers a strong discomfort. These symptoms intensify after eating during any exercise that requires physical effort, and also when lying, when a person experiences a subjective feeling of shortness of breath and lack of air.
When digestion is disturbed, even a small amount of food can cause a sense of satiety. This is due to the fact that she does not move to the lower GI tract, but continues to remain in the stomach. In some cases, even after eating, which took place a few hours ago, the feeling of saturation can persist. In this case, bloating is often observed without eructation – gases are unable to leave it naturally and cause a feeling of constant presence of food in it. This situation, which occurs regularly, can lead to a sustained impairment of appetite, especially in children whose eating behavior has not yet formed correctly, and the digestion process itself is still unstable.
A sense of overflow
This symptom most often develops within a few minutes after eating, and in the case of consumption of sweets and muffins in food – a few hours. These sensations are caused by violations of the motility of the stomach and duodenum, due to which the progress of food through the digestive tract is difficult and slow. With a prolonged feeling of overcrowding, abdominal pain and swelling can develop, which result either in the formation of gases in the intestines with their subsequent retention, or in heartburn or nausea, which is often resolved by vomiting.
Most often, this symptom is caused by the consumption of foods that disrupt motor activity in the upper gastrointestinal tract and cause fermentation and the formation of gases. These are products containing coarse fiber – cabbage, legumes, black bread, as well as milk, potatoes, muffins and sweets, which can provoke fermentation processes. A characteristic sign that the violation of gastric motility led to increased education is the following sequence of events. After a while after the onset of a feeling of nausea and heaviness in the stomach, pain and gas in the abdomen begin to be observed: its apparent increase, a feeling of tension and discomfort in it and the periodic withdrawal of a large number of intestinal gases.
Nausea and pain in the stomach is one of the most common symptoms that are treated with a doctor. It indicates indigestion – the cause of heartburn, eructations, which develop in response to slow or completely stopped food advancement on the upper gastrointestinal tract. Nausea in this case serves as a kind of protective mechanism, which is designed to relieve the stomach of the content that is in it for too long and such an image of a threat to health. In most cases, after eructation or episode of vomiting, it passes on its own. As it becomes clear, the symptoms of indigestion are quite unpleasant and fraught with certain complications. Therefore, the treatment of digestive disorders should be done in a timely manner, no matter how often these problems are concerned. It torments the discomfort, pursues vomiting, it hurts the stomach – all this is unpleasant. MOTILIUM tablets, which can be taken without prescribing a doctor, help cope with many of the listed symptoms.
More detailed information about each of the causes of improper operation of the stomach can be found in the relevant sections of our website.
Be sure to remember: if such symptoms as nausea, abdominal pain and others described above develop suddenly, their intensity grows rapidly and this condition is observed for the first time, it is necessary to consult with a doctor as soon as possible.