Sit-up can help digestion?
November 8, 2008 4:58am CST
Recently my digestion isn't function well.Sometimes gaseous distention let me feel bad.I think it maybe the gastrointestinal motility is not enough for the food digestion and maybe the sit-up movement can resolve it.Is it right?Can sit-up solve this problem?If not,how can I improve my digestion?Thank you for your help.
9 Nov 08
I suspect sit-ups might make it worse. Laying on the floor and stretching, followed by some gentle stomach massage, using the heel of your hand should help. Then do a bit of standing, stretching the arms above the head and stretching from side to side should also help. There may be a number of reasons why your digestion is not going well. Eating fruit after a meal can cause gas, so try to eat fruit between meals or at least 20 mins before. Go to a health food shop and get some slippery elm bark, it is a natural remedy for trapped wind. I also recommend acidophilus tablets, which are good for building up the friendly bacteria in the gut. Check out some homeopathy websites for advice on digestion, sometimes better than going to a regular GP. Or you may be allergic or intolerant to something. Many people have intolerance to dairy products, so think about what you have eaten that might have disagreed with you. Hope you get sorted.
9 Nov 08
Very good and professional response.I think you are a doctor or a health expert.Thank you for your response.I get a part of it. But I cann't understand some terms you mentioned such as slippery elm bark and GP.Could you tell me what's the meaning of them?Thanks and happy to make friend with you.
9 Nov 08
My husband suffers with irritable bowel syndrome, which is a condition involving poor digestion. I am not a doctor, but have done quite a lot of reading up on the subject of digestion. Slippery elm bark is a natural herbal remedy, a tablet which you can buy in health shops to help to ease the pain of trapped wind. However, perhaps it is not available worldwide, I don't know. GP is an abbreviation meaning doctor. Hope this helps