Maalox: indications - gastrointestinal disease and errors in diet

June 10th, 2012

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 Maalox - a medicament for reducing the symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases. But it can take a one-off and heartburn, bloating Bloating - if you are bursting inside  Bloating - if you are bursting inside
 , Pain in the stomach Pain in the stomach when the body asks for help  Pain in the stomach when the body asks for help
 Associated with errors in the diet. If you often receive Maalox, you should seek medical advice.

 Maalox: indications - gastrointestinal disease and errors in diet

How does Maalox

The structure of the combined drug Maalox include magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide - substances that are perfectly combined, complementary and mutually reduce the side effects of each other. In general, Maalox reduced gastric acidity due to suppression of secretion of acid and pepsin enzyme neutralizing free hydrochloric acid. Furthermore, Maalox has shielding action: Both component thereof coated gastric mucosa protective film, which reduces the harmful effect of any disturbing factors. The third property of Maalox - a deposition on its surface, and excretion of the different substances have a detrimental effect on the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract.

Such multilateral action allows you to take Maalox in many gastrointestinal diseases.

 Maalox: indications - gastrointestinal disease and errors in diet

Indications for the use of Maalox in the stomach diseases

Maalox applied in various diseases of the stomach, which are accompanied by increased acidity of gastric juice. These diseases primarily applies chronic gastritis with high acidity (hyperacid gastritis) and stomach ulcer.

Too acidic stomach contents continually irritates the mucosa of the body, causing chronic inflammation develops. Sometimes this process is erosive character - a violation of the integrity of the surface of the mucosa. When you join a bacterial infection (infectious agent - Helicobacter pylori) can be formed gastric ulcer.

These diseases are accompanied by symptoms such as stomach pain, heartburn, and sometimes nausea. At a stomach ulcer in a patient begins "hungry" pain: an empty stomach acidic contents of its irritating ulcers and causing the pain, in order to remove it, the patient should eat something.

Maalox well relieves discomfort arising from diseases of the stomach, as it covers the walls of the protective film that exerts analgesic effects. At the same time it neutralizes the acidic contents of the stomach. As a result, Maalox has a most beneficial effect on the condition of the stomach. At a stomach ulcer Maalox administered three hours after a meal on an empty stomach.

 Maalox: indications - gastrointestinal disease and errors in diet

Indications for use in diseases of the esophagus Maalox

The esophagus is located above the normal stomach and stomach contents into it misses because that prevents the backflow of the contents of the circular muscle, which is located on the boundary of the esophagus and stomach. But for some diseases this muscle loses its properties and acidic stomach contents into the esophagus on a regular basis, irritating its mucosa. It develops a chronic inflammatory process, which is called reflux esophagitis.

When reflux esophagitis main symptoms are debilitating heartburn and chest pain resembling heart. However, these pain lasting longer than with angina Angina: When the heart needs help  Angina: When the heart needs help
   not removed nitroglycerin. But Maalox may reduce the pain and remove the heartburn as neutralizes acid, and for a while the protective film covers the wall of the esophagus. Appointment Maalox rates can significantly improve the condition of patients with reflux esophagitis.

 Maalox: indications - gastrointestinal disease and errors in diet

Indications for the use of Maalox in diseases of the duodenum

In inflammatory processes and duodenal ulcer regularly enters the duodenum acidic contents of the stomach will exacerbate these diseases.

When gastroduodenitah with acidity of gastric juice Maalox produces alkalization content of stomach and duodenum - this removes such unpleasant symptoms of these diseases, such as pain that occurs after one or two hours after a meal, regurgitation, diarrhea, and so forth.

 Maalox: indications - gastrointestinal disease and errors in diet

Single dose Maalox for violations of the diet

Almost everyone sometimes happens to break the habitual diet. Admission sharp, acidic foods, alcoholic beverages, frequent smoking irritates the stomach lining and can cause heartburn, stomach pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Nausea and even vomiting.

Receiving these displays reduces Maalox as protects the mucosa and removes from the gastrointestinal tract, adsorbing on its surface, mucous membrane damaging agent. Therefore Maalox can be in a home medicine cabinet and use it in an emergency. However, such cases should not be too much - Maalox has side effects and contraindications for the reception.

Galina Romanenko

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Profuse salivation - find out the cause

November 19th, 2014

 Profuse salivation in adults may be a sign of cerebral circulatory disorders, inflammation of the trigeminal nerve if helminthiasis. For children up to one year increased salivation Increased salivation - deviation from the norm  Increased salivation - deviation from the norm
   is often only apparent - the child has not yet learned to swallow saliva. Salivation increases with the child's teething Teething: hard times  Teething: hard times


Why saliva

Saliva - the secret is a mixed salivary (parotid, submandibular, sublingual, minor salivary) glands, eye-catching in the mouth and is involved in digestion. This hazy viscous liquid, which includes water and dissolved organic and mineral substances. Organic substances are salivary proteins that are synthesized in the salivary glands, and outside, including immunoglobulins that act as antibodies.

Saliva also has monosaccharides, cholesterol, fatty acids, hormones (sex, glucocorticoid), vitamins C and group B present in the saliva of the enzymes involved in the digestion of starch. Rich saliva and minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, chlorine, fluorine, iodine, and so on. It contains mucins form and glued bolus and bactericide lysozyme inactivates pathogens.

Innervated by the salivary glands are mainly parasympathetic (PNS) nerve fibers, but the sympathetic (SNS) system is also partially participated in the process. With the predominance PNS occurs a large amount of saliva with low protein content. If the predominant effect SNA stands little saliva, but it has a high viscosity. Regulation salivation carried nerve centers in the cerebral cortex, hypothalamus, and medulla oblongata. Normally, in a healthy person is allocated to two liters of saliva per day.

The main functions of saliva:

  • wetting of the oral cavity and thus ensuring the normal articulation;
  • support the perception of taste sensations;
  • forming and bonding bolus;
  • wetting of the oropharynx and maintenance of swallowing;
  • cleansing of the oral cavity from infectious agents. Their metabolic products and decomposition products of tissue;
  • the provision of primary stage of digestion of carbohydrates.


Causes of excessive salivation in humans

In some diseases and conditions of saliva flow can be increased by several times. This is called hypersalivation or ptyalism. Profuse salivation in adults may occur in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, epidemic encephalitis, stroke, various diseases of the hypothalamus.

In addition, hypersalivation can be a reflex that occurs as a protective reaction of the body in response to a variety of diseases of the oral cavity: stomatitis, gingivitis, tonsillitis Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?  Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?
   and so on. Increased salivation may also be neuralgia Neuralgia - the scourge of the elderly  Neuralgia - the scourge of the elderly
   trigeminal nerve.


Salivating at the child

In children aged 3-6 months, increased salivation is a physiological nature: salivary glands begin to function and the child does not have time to swallow a large amount of saliva. Later salivating in infants and is often associated with this cause, therefore, it is relative. Most children (and sometimes adults) can be salivating at night. The reason is that during the night the action of the parasympathetic nervous system dominates the action of the sympathetic.

Salivation is amplified with the appearance of inflammation of the mouth, which is a physiological response, promoting leaching of pathogens, toxins and their decay products tissues.


Excessive salivation during pregnancy

Hypersalivation often is one of the manifestations of early toxicity pregnant. By the second trimester, all the manifestations of toxicity are usually held. Currently, the causes of early toxicity have not been established definitively. Nevertheless, we can assume that they are partly related to the reorganization of neurohumoral organism of a pregnant woman. For example, excessive salivation may be related to effects on the prevalence of the parasympathetic nervous system women. Activation of the PNS may also cause drowsiness and lethargy, developing in women in the first weeks of pregnancy.

At the expressed hypersalivation woman can lose up to several liters of saliva per day, which leads to dehydration. Such women are hospitalized and intravenously injected with saline.

After an early morning sickness is over, small hypersalivation may occur with heartburn, which often disturbs pregnant.

Excessive salivation can cause serious illness, so with this symptom should seek medical advice.

Galina Romanenko

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