Many people have had to at least once find themselves in a somewhat awkward position when the stomach suddenly begins to rumble. Moreover, it is impossible to predict in advance when he might make such a sound! Rumbling occurs both when a person is hungry and when he is full. But what is the reason for this phenomenon?
Why is an empty stomach rumbling
In order for chopped food to be efficiently digested, it is necessary to release digestive juices, as well as to contract the walls of the stomach and intestines (thanks to these contractions, the food mass is mixed). Regardless of whether the stomach is filled with food or empty, its walls contract at least once every 2 hours, and the mucous membrane secretes a new portion of gastric juice. If it is empty, the digestive juice and gastric gases, as well as the air that a person constantly swallows, begins to move when the walls contract, producing that very rumbling sound.
If the stomach is not empty, food masses "extinguish" sounds by pressing the stomach contents against the walls.
Why can a full stomach or intestines rumble?
But the stomach can rumble after eating. This happens for several reasons. Firstly, due to overeating, especially if the food was "heavy", for example, too fatty, smoked. Secondly, due to the body's reaction to a certain food or drink. Thirdly, strong excitement and stress can be the cause of the rumbling. For example, before an exam, an important business meeting, even before a date with a loved one. Finally, the stomach may rumble due to some kind of gastrointestinal disease. Most often it is dysbiosis.
A huge number of various microorganisms live in the human intestine, both useful and harmful. Beneficial bacteria help digest food, participate in the synthesis of certain vitamins, and support immunity. But if for some reason the composition of the intestinal microflora changes for the worse, increased gas formation begins. Because of this, bloating occurs, accompanied by rumbling sounds.
If the rumbling of an empty stomach can be "soothed" by eating, then dysbiosis needs treatment. First of all, it is necessary to establish the cause of the rumbling in the stomach. We must try not to allow feelings of hunger, and also not to overeat. It is better to exclude heavy, fatty foods from the diet altogether. A symptom of dysbiosis can be pain near the navel, as well as bloating. If the cause is dysbiosis, you can take a drug containing bifidobacteria.
It also does not hurt to consult a gastroenterologist and undergo a full examination.
When sedentary work, rumbling in the stomach is quite common. In this case, you need to take breaks, warm up.