Dr Oz: Why Your Stomach Makes Sounds
Dr Oz said that you have to pay attention to the grumbling, gurgling and growling sounds in your stomach, because it could be a sign of more than just hunger – it could be a Bowel Obstruction. Giselle, Doctor Oz’s Assistant-Of-The-Day, said that she often has a growling tummy that is accompanied by lots of gas. Dr Oz listened to her stomach with a stethoscope, but it was very quiet. He said that you often can hear stomach sounds as your intestines and stomach push air and fluids through them.
Dr Oz: Bowel Obstruction Symptoms
Dr Oz said that as you push air through your intestines, it can make you fart or have stomach sounds. However, you can get a noisy stomach from the muscles contracting and air or liquid moving through your system before or after meals, depending on what you eat. Doctor Oz said that these grumbling stomach sounds only become a big deal when you have a Bowel Obstruction in your intestine. A Bowel Obstruction prevents fluids from going forward or backward and the following are the most common symptoms:
– Intense Pain
– Inability to Pass Gas
– Green Vomit (which occurs since your Gall Bladder continues to pump out green liquid)
– Gurgling Stomach Sounds
Dr Oz said that Bowel Obstructions are usually caused by having a prior surgery to your belly, like a C-Section or Appendicitis. However, diseases or infections of the gut, as well as tumors, can all cause Bowel Obstructions, but they are far less common. Doctor Oz’s rule of thumb is to never let the sun set on a Bowel Obstruction. If you have pain and cannot pass gas, do not go over 12 hours without seeking help. Click here to read a recap of another segment that Dr Oz did where he spoke about the differences between being constipated and having a Bowel Obstruction are: Dr Oz Constipation vs Bowel Obstruction.
Dr Oz: Lactose Intolerance
Dr Oz said that 50 million Americans are Lactose Interolant, and this can also cause gurgling stomach sounds. If you have Lactose Intolerance, you should consider trying soy milk, almond milk or even sheep or goat’s milk might work. In case you are not familiar with Goat Milk, you can read this recap where Doctor Oz spoke about the benefits of it: Dr Oz Goat Milk. Another option is to take Lactase Drops or Pills to counteract the fact that you do not produce the Lactase enzyme naturally. Here are the most common symptoms of Lactose Intolerance:
– Stomach Gurgling
– Excessive Gas
– Swelling or Bloating