Heartburn in Ramadan

09 Jul, 2014

Due sense of heartburn in the month of Ramadan and other months to several reasons, especially the presence of defects or looseness in the muscle that separates the stomach and esophagus, which operates valve prevents reflux of stomach acid and...

Due sense of heartburn in the month of Ramadan and other months to several reasons, especially the presence of defects or looseness in the muscle that separates the stomach and esophagus, which operates valve prevents reflux of stomach acid and Ahmadha from the stomach into the esophagus and then to the mouth, and may also occur heartburn during pregnancy because of hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, which affect the process of digestion and absorption, and the size of the fetus in recent months has put pressure on the digestive system, causing rebound Association food into the esophagus and the incidence of constipation. The presence of hernia of the diaphragm is also one of the causes of heartburn.

 

It was found that taking certain medications such as certain high blood pressure drugs and aspirin and some antibiotics may contribute to the increased acidity of the stomach and thus the sense of heartburn. And obesity are also factors that increase the sense of heartburn, and that smoking increases the relaxation of the muscle that separates the stomach and esophagus, which in turn leads to reflux of stomach acid from the stomach into the esophagus and then into the mouth.

 

It was found that wearing tight clothing especially in the abdominal area have a role in heartburn. Among the most important eating habits that cause increased secretion of acids of the stomach and thus sense of heartburn, especially in Ramadan meals rich in fat (such as katayef fried sweets and fatty Mansaf and inverted fatty meat and high fat Kalmrtdela and Aelchorma and sausage and chicken (not without skin), fish, tuna and sardines canned in oil, whole milk or drink laced with cream or whole milk or chocolate, French fries and potato chips fried and pans all kinds, vegetables, fried or added to fats as well as tomatoes and their derivatives), and eat a meal and a big one and one-time and which may increase the secretion of acids of the stomach and raise the sense of heartburn, as well as eating Irritants such as alcohol, peppermint, carbonated beverages, citrus juices and Ramadan drinks acidic (such as dates Indian), and sauce products, especially cooked tomatoes, coffee and spices.

To reduce the incidence of these heartburn is advisable to stay away from all the stimuli burning and reduce eating fatty, according to the endurance Profile, also prefer to reduce the rate of energy and the reduction of fat intake in order to reduce weight as much as possible and to mitigate the severity of reflux of food, and also try eating small meals and frequent so as to minimize the pressure of food in the stomach and thus reduce food reflux into the esophagus and to avoid drinking fluids with meals, but between them.

 

Must also maintain the status quo during and after eating and at least two hours and also avoid sleeping after eating directly (preferably sleep after at least 3 hours of eating) and raise the head during sleep, stop smoking and increase physical activity as possible. I would like to note the need to stay away from milk in large quantities to reduce the acidity of the stomach, it may be to milk the impact in reducing acidity in the beginning of eating, and what soon to increase the secretion of stomach acids and extracts, which cause an increase in sense of heartburn than it was previously.


Finally, avoid wearing tight clothing and a commitment to medication prescribed by a doctor without over-eating. It is over-eating antacids practices health misconceptions and common people, as the excess ingestion of these tablets may affect the absorption of iron and vitamin B-12 and digestion of protein and several other nutrients need to be an acid in the stomach to be digested and absorbed properly.


It should be noted here that the neglect of heartburn and not treated can lead to chronic health problems such as paralysis of the muscle that separates the stomach and esophagus, which can cause ulcers and inflammation of the esophagus, and heartburn continued due to increased secretion of acid may cause injury ulcer, stomach and duodenum and could develop into holes in the stomach or esophagus, internal bleeding and cancer of the esophagus or stomach. The presence of chronic heartburn for a long time may lead to malnutrition and weight loss because of the heartburn associated with little or refrain from eating.