A huge number of adults today complain of lethargy and constipation. And the vast majority of them are women. Unfortunately, during pregnancy, constipation is almost inevitable, especially in its second half. This is primarily due to the action of hormones. Gestagen, the hormone of the corpus luteum, designed to relax the uterus, simultaneously inhibits intestinal motility.
Because of this, the intestines do not empty for a long time. The lethargy of excretory functions is also facilitated by the fact that a woman during pregnancy due to objective circumstances moves less. The situation is complicated by the increasing weight of the uterus and the baby: the stomach and intestines are more and more compressed, which makes it difficult to transport food. Continue reading
Heartburn (sensation of heat, burning behind the sternum or in the epigastric region) occurs most often as a result of throwing acidic gastric contents into the esophagus, where the reaction of the medium is slightly alkaline.
Heartburn is one of the most common manifestations of diseases of the digestive system: esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. In 60-80% of cases, it accompanies peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum, chronic gastritis with increased secretory function. Continue reading