New Delhi, January 28-Are you one of those who have a habit of eating while standing? Do you also get up at night due to a burning sensation in your chest known as acid reflux or hrartburn? Well, these two could be linked and may be after reading this, you’ll think twice about your stylish and irresponsible eating habit.
Life in the fast lane forces us to develop some adverse lifestyle ways which directly affects our health. One such habit is eating while standing. It is something which has entered our households. With that, even the problem of experiencing acid reflux has also entered in lives.
When the contents of the stomach come back up into the esophagus, they cause gastric reflux which is often characterized by a burning feeling in the middle of the chest, commonly recognized as heartburn.
Those with reflux are often advised to sStanding upright and avoid reclining or slouching while eating are some advices people experiencing acid reflux get from their doctor.
This happens because reclining or slouching increases pressure in the stomach, making it more likely that food will be pushed back up into the esophagus.
Also, when there’s too much food innyour stomach, you may experience reflux. Stomach filled food puts pressure on the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach, increasing the likelihood that the contents of the stomach will travel upwards ending up giving burning sensation.
Hence, one should take this issue on high priority and ensure eating while sitting upright or standing up can reduce pressure in the stomach, reducing the likelihood of reflux.
Also, eating while standing and moving around, such as during a walking meal, may help food exit the stomach more quickly, further increasing the likelihood of reflux and heartburn.