Does smoking relieve heartburn, fiber help constipation but not diarrhea?
Myth 6: People with lactose intolerance should not eat dairy products
Yes, people with intolerance to milk and milk products (so called Lactose intolerance) differs significantly in their ability to process and assimilate in their intestines that type of food. But while some of them may develop symptoms after just one glass of milk, others can drink two or more without problems. Usually people make better use of yogurt and ice cream than fresh. To identify which dairy products are suitable for you, operate on a “trial – error”.
Myth 7: The smoking relieves heartburn
Fact just the opposite – smoking contributes to the return of gastric contents into the esophagus. Nicotine in cigarette smoke relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing acidic stomach contents to move back to its natural path. This causes painful symptoms, described by many as heartburn.
Myth 8: Aging is a major cause of constipation
Statistics show that indeed older people often suffer from constipation, but it has nothing to do with the natural processes of aging. The main causes of constipation among the elderly are:
• administration of medications;
• sedentary lifestyle;
• consumption of less fluid and fiber
Myth 9: Dietary fibers help only for constipation but not diarrhea
It seems illogical fiber to help against diarrhea, since they prevent constipation so skillfully. But that’s a fact! Consumption of foods rich in fiber helps in the regulation of stool so that they are neither as claimed in cases of constipation nor watery as in cases of diarrhea.
Myth 10: If you suffer from any symptoms, it is impossible to have cancer of the colon
Colon cancer usually doesn’t have early symptoms, but usually when the first symptoms appear is too late. So after 50 years of age everyone should be reviewed periodically with a gastroenterologist to rule out this dangerous disease.
Myth 11: If you sleep sitting will prevent the occurrence of heartburn at night
There is no evidence for this. However, if you suffer from night time called Gastroesophageal reflux is better to raise the head and chest with 10-15 cm with pillows.