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What is my stomach doing?

Posted on | April 13, 2010 | No Comments

Ever wondered what your stomach is doing when it rumbles? When you burp? Or why you vomit?Here’s the answers….

42-17081966Stomach Rumbles: When your stomach is empty and you are hungry or anticipating eating, the stomach contracts and just squeezes air, making the noise experienced as “rumblings.”

Burping: Most burping occurs due to the swallowing of air.  When you swallow food, saliva, get hungry or tense you swallow air.  The upper end of the intestines need to kick back some air which leads to burping.  Additionally, burping also occurs due to the internal gases produced from fermentation in the lower intestines, that causes wind production.

Vomiting: The vomiting reflex is designed to protect the intestines from unwanted material. It simply sends stuff back out the way it camein. The brain triggers the muscles of the diaphragm, abdomen, and stomach to contract suddenly, forcing the stomach contents up and out. While vomiting is not always desirable, vomiting brings buy medicine online gut feelings of relief.

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