First one, then the second, then dessert and coffee. You can now eat an Apple and get up from the table. If it looks like your typical lunch or dinner, then this article is for you. More precisely, for you and your stomach.
The stomach is an elastic muscular organ, it is processed food the gastric juice and converted into chyme (semi-fluid slurry). Whenever you eat a big portion of food and drink plenty of fluids, the stomach expands to accommodate all what you just pleased. But as partially digested food passes from the stomach into the duodenum for the next stage of digestion, it starts to shrink again and gradually return to their normal size. All the stomach is released in 2-3 hours after a meal. Thus, an isolated case of overeating will not lead to an increase in volume of the stomach and make you always hungry and insatiable. But what happens if you are a regular “pamper” yourself and your stomach in large portions for Breakfast, lunch and dinner, we asked to speak to an expert.
Regular mechanical stretching of the stomach plentiful food leads to a significant increase in size, and this, in turn, may cause the increase of body weight, but later prolapse of the stomach. In addition, a daily feasting threat that distended stomach gradually ceases to perceive small portions of food — the feeling of fullness will come only after a very hearty lunch or dinner. It should be noted that liquid is not retained in the stomach for longer than five minutes, so it is almost unable to make it last. The stomach stretches only solid food.
The average volume of empty stomach is 500 ml, but since the stomach is a muscular organ, when receiving food he stretched, typically up to one liter, but with obesity stretched stomach can reach 3-4 liters in volume.
In itself, the tension is just a symptom, and it is one of the many symptoms of obesity. Thus, you need to engage not so much the stretching of the stomach, how much correction your eating habits. In addition to stretching and prolapse of the stomach, people suffering from obesity, you may experience various problems with health — diaphragmatic hernia, a violation of the kinetic function of the gastrointestinal tract, a significant increase in gastric acidity and gastroesophageal reflux — reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus that is often accompanied by belching and heartburn. Because of all these problems with digestion is obesity, and they should be treated the same ways: diet, physical activity and changing food stereotypes. And in the presence of gastrointestinal diseases or if you suspect them in any case can not self — refer to a specialist, who will select the treatment that is right for you.
Due to the distended stomach leads to a decrease in muscle tone that can lead to stasis or stagnation in the stomach, the patient feels a permanent overcrowding and heaviness. Plus, people with obesity will produce more hydrochloric acid in the stomach than in people with normal body weight, and if the body doesn’t produce as protection more mucus that covers the gastric mucosa, gastritis and ulcers were detected much more frequently. Additionally, if obesity distended stomach produces more enzymes to digest food and absorbent surface of the small intestine increases several times.
Reducing the size of the stomach is not an end in itself. As soon as possible to begin to reduce weight — go on a regular 5-8 nutrition and increase physical activity. Once that happens, the stomach itself gradually return to their normal volumes. There are only small portions. So the person will not feel hunger throughout the day and lead an active lifestyle. Each portion should contain plenty of fiber — it just gives a sense of volume and saturation and be less calories than what you ate before.
In respect of motor activity for people suffering from obesity, it is important not to overreact and to be methodical and consistent. Optimally a daily walk at your own pace. At the time no restrictions, go as much as you can. The main thing is to do it every day. In addition to, or alternatively you can purchase a subscription to the pool and swim. This kind of cardio training is great for people with excess body weight, since during the voyage the load on joints is minimal. Well, as for people with normal body weight or with an extra five pounds, no stretching of the stomach have not and can not be.
Yes, occasionally on TV you see advertisements of treatments that supposedly reduce the size of the stomach, resulting to lose weight. Unfortunately, many do believe such methods of “treatment” as a panacea for obesity. But it’s not. In the absence of a balanced diet and physical activity after such interventions, the weight again will return. We must once and for all to remember: obesity is a chronic disease that requires chronic protective diet and a balanced and regular physical activity throughout life. But if you still need to learn to eat right and exercise, then why go for those unsafe for body treatments? Don’t forget all sorts of complications — from the banal gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and other chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract to the formation of strictures and obstruction of development. Are you sure you need it?