Some people believe that you should not exercise immediately after a meal and that quiet rest is the way to maintain health. However, some people believe that exercising immediately after a meal helps digestion and prevents fat accumulation. In the end, it is appropriate to move quietly after eating? Experts have said, after the meal to do these sports, not only can not eliminate food children, but also easy to cause gastric prolapse.
Why does our stomach sag?
First of all, let’s briefly understand what is gastric prolapse: the normal position of human organs in the body are relatively fixed, so is the stomach, which hangs below the diaphragm, fixed by ligaments with other organs, supported by the abdominal muscles and intra-abdominal pressure below. The normal position of the stomach is dependent on these factors, so prolapse of the stomach occurs because these factors are no longer able to function, such as insufficient suspension of the diaphragm, laxity of the organ support ligaments, reduced intra-abdominal pressure, laxity of the abdominal muscles, and low gastric tone.
However, when a person stands, the position of the stomach drops. When the greater curvature of the stomach reaches the pelvis and the lowest point of the arc of the lesser curvature of the stomach drops below the line of the iliac crest, this is what is commonly referred to medically as gastric hypoplasia. In addition hypogastric prolapse does not only mean that the stomach is lower than its normal intra-abdominal position, but there must also be hypotonia due to a weakened neuromuscular system.
Exercise like this after a meal, the stomach can not be topped
As we said above, when the factors that fix the normal physiological position of the stomach no longer function properly, it can cause prolapse. In addition, personal physical condition, physical strength, exercise, surgery and other factors may also cause gastric prolapse. The main susceptible groups are long and lean body types, the chronically ill and frail, those with progressive wasting from wasting diseases, those who have given birth, and those who have had multiple abdominal surgeries.
After people eat, the blood flow of the digestive system will increase so as to participate in the digestion and absorption of food, when we carry out light physical activity, the impact on the blood supply of the stomach is not great, but when we carry out strenuous exercise, the blood will be redistributed, so that the blood in the limbs and trunk muscles increases, resulting in insufficient blood supply to the gastrointestinal tract, the peristalsis of the stomach will be weakened, digestion and absorption becomes poor, so that the load on the stomach increases, and thus drops under the action of gravity.
So, what exercises are likely to cause gastric prolapse? Running is a popular sport, but when we run after meals, because of the fluctuations in the body and constantly pull the ligaments fixed in the stomach, and at this time the stomach is in a state of load, over time will make the gastric band slack, leading to gastric prolapse.
So after a meal, we should try to avoid playing basketball, soccer, running and other strenuous exercise to protect our stomach.
5 types of symptoms at least moderate ptosis
Usually, when prolapse occurs, the normal function of the stomach is affected and the patient will experience symptoms of gastrointestinal hypokinesis and indigestion. For most patients with mild prolapse there is no significant discomfort, but those with moderate or higher prolapse may experience.
- Epigastric fullness and distension: patients will feel a feeling of distension in the stomach, and the distension can be aggravated by meals, prolonged standing, exertion, etc., and can be relieved by lying down.
- Abdominal pain: mainly vague pain, long lasting and frequent, often occurring after meals and aggravated by excessive eating or activity at one time.
- Nausea and vomiting: usually caused by activity after eating, and symptoms may be aggravated by excessive eating.
- Constipation: mostly persistent, possibly due to concomitant transverse colon prolapse
- Extra-digestive symptoms: patients with hypogastric prolapse often suffer from wasting, weakness, low blood pressure, palpitations, dizziness, etc. because of the lack of nutritional intake and increased mental burden caused by the disease.
It is difficult to cure itself, but it can be regulated and treated
Generally speaking, once you suffer from hypogastric prolapse, it cannot be cured by itself. There is also a lack of effective clinical treatment for ptosis. Therefore, patients with gastric prolapse need to pay attention to their own adjustment in ordinary life, mainly through physical exercise and improve dietary habits to relieve.
For example, eating more nutritious, easily digestible and less voluminous food and less cold, hard and stimulating food can reduce the stimulation and burden on the stomach, thus improving the symptoms and preventing the aggravation of the condition; in addition, taking a walk before meals and resting flat on the back after meals can effectively relieve the symptoms of gastric prolapse; at the same time, appropriate physical exercise to enhance muscle strength, patients can strengthen their otherwise flaccid muscles through whole-body exercises such as tai chi, health exercises, swimming, etc., and abdominal exercises such as abdominal wall exercises, sit-ups, abdominal breathing, etc., which can greatly help to improve the condition.
Regarding the treatment of gastric prolapse, it is recommended to consult the following departments: gastroenterology, Chinese medicine and general surgery.
- Internal medicine treatment: mainly for mild to moderate patients, including supplementation of nutrition, promotion of digestion and improvement of gastrointestinal dynamics, so as to relieve the symptoms and reduce the burden on the stomach to achieve the purpose of treatment.
- Chinese medicine treatment: mainly includes Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, tui-na therapy and regimen care.
- Surgical treatment: For patients with severe or acute gastric prolapse, if medication is not enough to relieve the symptoms, surgical treatment, mainly partial gastrectomy, is required.
Daily do this to make your stomach hold up
So in daily life, in order to reduce the occurrence of gastric prolapse, we need to pay attention to what? First of all, we should not exercise immediately after the meal, should first lie down to rest for a period of time, and after that should not be strenuous exercise, because after the meal our stomach is in a state of filling, activities will increase the burden on the stomach, thus causing or aggravating gastric prolapse.
Secondly, it is best not to eat too much at a time when we eat, especially for people with low digestive function, so as to prevent indigestion caused by food stagnation in the stomach. There is also the need to avoid heavy physical labor and strenuous exercise, which can easily lead to increased pressure on the stomach, producing a huge impulse on the stomach wall and aggravating the degree of gastric prolapse.
Finally, we should maintain good physical and mental health and eating habits, eat less and more often, chew and swallow slowly, and eat more food that is less stimulating, easy to digest and rich in nutrients.