It happens, and how: spring is coming and everyone is happy except you. You who are allergic to grasses, or you who often suffer from stomach pain. Yes, because season changes frequently see even gods worsening stomach pains. It is not your impression, there are concrete foundations, there is a link between stomach pain and change of season.
Stomach pain in the change of seasons: what is it?
Le main causes of stomach pain are overeating and therefore poor digestion, gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux, which mainly derive from unhealthy eating habits, smoking, stress, concomitant illnesses and taking medications.
Often, however, also i season changes they can accentuate or even cause stomach pain. First of all, let's try to understand why: the change of season, especially the transition from winter to spring, stimulates the secretion ofcortisol hormone and the activity of the orthosympathetic nervous system; as a result, a increased production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
For those already prepared, these are the premises for an increase in acidity, gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux; what are the types of people most prone to an increase in stomach pain in the change of seasons? here is a good list:
> Who suffers from impaired gastric motility due to neuromuscular diseases, diabetes or hiatal hernia: for them the removal of gastric acid from the stomach takes place with greater difficulty and exposes the mucous membrane of the stomach to prolonged and irritating contacts with the acid;
> Who constantly hires drugs, such as cortisone and anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, or iron supplements;
> Who drinks too much alcohol because thealcohol is highly irritating for the gastric mucosa;
> Who is it under stress: the production of "stress hormones" in fact modifies the motility and gastrointestinal secretions, alters the bacterial flora and decreases the resistance of the mucous membranes;
> Who has gallbladder problems, or has undergone theexcision of the gallbladder, since they have a lower functioning of the biliary system, which instead has positive effects on the control of stomach acid.
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Stomach pain in the change of seasons: natural cures
Stomach pain, as we know, is mainly related to eating style, as well as a number of "organic" causes or related diseases.
To avoid worsening of the symptoms during the season changes there are a series of natural remedies which is worth knowing and experiencing. Here are the main ones:
> modify your own eating habits: avoid i foods that stimulate acid production, for example tomatoes, citrus fruits, chocolate, coffee, mint and spicy and fatty foods, excess condiments, but also cigarette smoke. Do not overdo the evening meal but to distribute the food correctly in the three main meals with two snacks, if any;
> do small walks after meals, or in any case do not sit or lie down as soon as you have finished eating, as movement facilitates digestion;
> herbal teas after meal a basis of chamomile, licorice, mallow, valerian or lemon balm;
> in the presence of gastroesophageal reflux, avoid large meals and tight belts, do not lie down after meals.
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