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Intestinal motility

What is peristalsis?

The expression is very often rains recently in the media - not without reason. More and more people know that the peristaltic movements of our body depends on comfort - comfort without bloating and indigestion. What exactly is a "motility" and how is it related to the retention of food in the gut?

The term "peristalsis" is one of those alien and incomprehensible terms, which in medicine full.

Under the name conceals the motor activity (contraction) of the digestive system by which ingested food moves from the mouth to the rectum. Sometimes the term is narrowed to one section of the digestive system - the gut.

During this trek food is decomposed into prime factors. The undigested remnants are excreted. Such an assumption is perfect ... A real?

The practice often shows that this need not be. What usually happens in the gut? They remain in the undigested residue, which, after time, begin to rot ..., which leads to poisoning of the body. The result? Bloating, indigestion and other problems causing pain or discomfort.

Eat what you need and how you need, and avoid problems with retention of food in the intestines. Yes, you can summarize the recipe for the slow pace of peristaltic movements, which determine the frequency of defecation.

Fill the stomach and intestines is answered the call

The signal from the stomach into the intestine, which stimulates peristalsis, indicates the presence of food in the stomach. What then slows bowel movements? Pulse, which indicates excess content in the intestine. There is also a reflex gastrointestinal tract, which reduces the motor activity of the intestine and testifies to its excessive (and even dangerous) stretch.

Movements can be controlled by the vagus nerve and hormones. Produced by the stomach and duodenum gastrin accelerates discussed movements, while secreted by the duodenum and small intestine sektyna inhibits them.

In the large intestine beyond the segmented and peristaltic movements occur more propulsive contractions (eye) and mass. The first run in both directions (to and from the anus). The latter appears just before defecation and fecal provide transportation to the rectum in less than 30 seconds.

More fiber

There is no doubt that the frequency and intensity of peristaltic movements is affected by diet. Errors habits (such as irregular eating too fast, eating, swallowing niepogryzionych, large pieces, drinking too little water) and a deficiency of dietary fiber (not enough vegetables, fruits, whole grain products, such as groats, brown bread, wild rice, pasta with wholemeal flour, oatmeal, bran food) promote constipation.


Regular bowel movement is certainly not conducive to also sedentary lifestyle, avoidance of physical activity, disturbed biological clock (night work, rest of the day), excessive stress and emotional states (resulting from different, even mundane factors such as frequent change of residence) .

This avoid

Intestinal slow down as certain foods and certain medications. If you are struggling with
constipation, you have to beware of:

• white bread (and generally white flour and potato flour);
• viscous products such as pudding, jelly, porridge, semolina;
• white rice;
• products with a high content of salt (chips, canned food, chips);
• flour products (water and flour to form a paste plugging the intestine);
• a heavy fog;
• the excess of animal fats (especially fast food);
• refined carbohydrates;
• chocolate, cream cakes;
• cocoa;
• processed cheese;
• strong black tea;
• red wine;
• blueberries;
• cold foods (indicated, however, are warm, because a positive impact on intestinal motor impulses);
• medicines to combat inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (instead of stuffing a means to purge that lazy intestine and deplete their bacterial flora, better change your way of eating, which will bring many positive effects not only related to the functioning of.

Slow peristaltic movements can also be a problem for people who suffer from hormonal disorders, and neurological disorders.

Now you know how the relationship with constipation, efficient operation of the digestive and excretory systems are peristaltic movements? Replace the knowledge of the operation and help the intestines.


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