Don’t chew gum in the upset stomach in spring
In the spring season, which is easy to be cold, old stomach patients are prone to induce stomach problems. Here is a health tip: Patients with stomach diseases are not suitable to hold chewing gum for a long time.
Various foods have also been enriched in spring. Seafood, river fresh, and spicy foods are increasingly abundant. These foods stimulate the digestive tract and make spring a high incidence of stomach diseases.
Coupled with the recent sudden increase in temperature, many people are greedy for a while, their clothes are reduced too quickly and too little, and stomach problems caused by cold irritation are also easy to cause.
During this fragile gastrointestinal period, in order not to stimulate acid reflux and nausea, please chew gum less.
Anti-acid, chewing gum makes you “sour” Zhao Wei, Director of Children’s Dental, Affiliated Dental Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University reminds: “Everyone should stop chewing gum on an empty stomach, especially those with stomach problems.
“It is recommended that you do not chew gum for more than ten minutes at a time, and try to avoid chewing on an empty stomach.
Because when people chew, saliva in the mouth and digestive juice in the stomach are secreted in large quantities. This is a natural physiological reaction, and chewing gum is no exception.
Saliva helps clean the mouth, which is the benefit of chewing gum.
However, excessive secretion of gastric acid can cause nausea, loss of appetite, and acid reflux in the fasting state, which can cause gastritis and even gastric ulcer in the long term.
In particular, those with gastrointestinal problems who have too much stomach acid and acid reflux, this kind of damage is even more obvious. If you chew more for a long time, it will cause you “stomach sourness”. You should chew less.
Does chewing gum stick to the stomach?
The sticky tube is scary. I believe that many people have experienced swallowing gum by mistake, and adults often warn children: “Gum will stick to your intestines.
“Is this really the case?
Zhao Wei said that this is a “take it for granted” misunderstanding.
Although the gum component of chewing gum is difficult to digest, it is eventually excreted through the digestive tract.
Moreover, the structure of the digestive tract wall of the human body is smooth, and chewing gum is unlikely to stick to a certain part.
But “for young children under the age of two, family members should strictly prohibit chewing gum,” because the real danger of gum is sticking to the trachea, creating the risk of suffocation.
Chewing gum becomes sticky and soft after chewing. Once inhaled, it is easy to block the sticking trachea and cause danger. In severe cases, it can cause suffocation and even endanger life.
“Younger children have narrower trachea, less developed swallowing function, and adults who have difficulty removing foreign bodies from their throat.