Digestive disorders: remove the effects of holidays
After Easter holidays, many have digestive disorders. After observing fasting, not everyone can withstand a gradual return to the usual diet and overload the digestive organs with fatty and fried foods, alcohol. Yes, and those who did not adhere to the post, in the process of celebration often can not avoid overeating. As a result, the stomach, pancreas, liver and gall bladder, intestines, which have to work with a double or even triple load, suffer. As a result, abdominal heaviness, nausea, bloating and flatulence, diarrhea (diarrhea), heartburn and other symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia) appear.
What to do if you overeat and feel discomfort
If you get up from the table with a feeling of a full stomach, then a slow walk will help to get rid of the burden. You should not go to bed immediately after eating, as our grandmothers and mothers advise us, of course, if the state of health has not sharply deteriorated to nausea, abdominal pain, etc. if you were able to walk a bit, then you can take a nap and rest: this will allow food to move further along the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). You need to get comfortable and quietly breathe deeply to relax your muscles and promote digestion.
Gastroenterologists warn that one should not, after overeating, induce vomiting on their own, trying to remove the feeling of a full stomach in this way. Enhance the state will help enzyme preparations that contribute to the digestion of food. And remove the bol and spasm – myotropic antispasmodics and painkillers used in gastroenterology: they will reduce the pain caused by spasms of the muscles of the intestine. However, doctors warn that widely advertised drugs to facilitate the process of digestion are not vitamins or biological supplements, it is dangerous for health to use them constantly and at the same time to overeat from day to day.
How to restore the work of the digestive system
Mineral water will help with indigestion: preferably without gas or gas bubbles should be released, otherwise they can cause pain in the inflamed intestine. Also restore the work of the digestive tract will help infusion of flax seeds. One teaspoon of ground seeds is poured with a glass (200 ml) of hot water (not boiling water) and infused before cooling. This infusion should be drunk on an empty stomach in the morning or 2 hours after meals. Chamomile and green teas also work well with dyspepsia, they help cleanse the body. The approximate amount of fluid you drink per day is 7-8 glasses.
After such a load on the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, the diet should be sparing: start the morning with a glass of warm water, if the gastritis has not worsened, etc., then with lemon. Improve the intestinal work of olive and linseed oil, which can be seasoned with a salad or seasoned steamed vegetables. If the intestines are “swollen” and the stomach is inflamed, then raw vegetables can cause a worsening condition, it is better to eat boiled, baked or stewed. Also refrain from fatty, spicy and smoked dishes, between the main meals you can eat kefir, yogurt or an apple.
When it is necessary to see a doctor
If dyspepsia continues for more than a day, accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, etc., then you should seek medical help. In addition to overeating, it is possible to “earn” food poisoning or an intestinal infection by eating an uncooked kebab, spoiled sausage, etc. If vomiting and diarrhea began, it is important to wash the stomach, take the adsorbents (the same activated carbon), drink more fluids in order to avoid dehydration. If vomiting and diarrhea are multiple, the body temperature rises above 38 degrees, then an ambulance should be called immediately or go to the hospital.