We are tired of knowing that our stomach growls when we are hungry. But if you've ever found yourself wondering why your belly decides to play a symphony concert right after a meal, know that you're not alone.
This mix of strange sounds, often embarrassing, can leave even the most extroverted people wanting to disappear. But why does our stomach growl even though we have just eaten?
The gastric orchestra
The explanation behind belly noises is linked to the digestive process. When you eat, your digestive system goes into overdrive, working around the clock to break down food and extract essential nutrients. In this process, there is a series of muscle contractions called “peristaltic movements”, in addition to the release of enzymes that help with digestion.
The symphony of gases
Another culprit for post-meal noises is gases. Yes, they are inevitable and are often responsible for sounds that sound like a duet between a duck and a tuba. Gases are produced during digestion, either by swallowing air while eating or by natural fermentation processes in the intestine. Foods like beans, for example, can increase the problem.
The dance of microorganisms
We cannot forget the presence of microorganisms in our digestive system. These little creatures have a party of their own as they process undigested food, producing even more gas in the process. This microbial dance is a normal and necessary part of the functioning of our digestive system.
When Noise is Worrying
However, it is important to highlight that, most of the time, stomach noises are completely normal and do not indicate health problems. However, if these sounds are accompanied by severe abdominal pain, persistent bloating, or other unusual symptoms, it is recommended that you seek the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Conclusion: post-snoring snoring is normal!
Ultimately, a growling belly after a meal is more common than we think. It is a natural and healthy process that shows that our bodies are working hard to extract the maximum benefits from the foods we consume. So the next time your belly decides to go into concert mode, remember: your inner orchestra is just playing a digestive tune that deserves a round of applause.