A comfortable and happy tummy is directly associated with a happy and healthy person. So try to keep your mealtimes happy and relaxed because anxiety and worry can disturb the delicate balance of digestion.
Prevent smoking to prevent reflux:
Smoking can deteriorate the muscle that wheels the lower end of the oesophagus (gullet) and let acid from the stomach go in the wrong direction back up the oesophagus, a process called reflux.
Reflux causes the symptoms of heartburn and can bring on or aggravate peptic ulcers and provocative conditions of the bowel. Smoking is also the leading risk factor for stomach cancer.
Eat properly for better digestion:
Following some basic rules can prevent problems:
- Don’t rush your food.
- Don’t overeat.
- Eat regularly and try not to skip your meals.
- Avoid eating a big meal just before you go to bed.
- Make sure you have plenty to drink.
Lose excess weight to beat heartburn:
If you’re overweight, your belly fat puts stress on your stomach and can cause heartburn. Losing some weight may relieve digestive symptoms such as heartburn or other acid-related stomach complaints.
Splurge drinking causes acid-related digestive chaos:
Moderate drinking never hurt your digestive system, but overdo with drinking increases acid production in the stomach and can also cause heartburn and aggravate other digestive disorders, warns Dr. Anton Emmanuel.