Does eating the stomach really explode?

Will eating too much to support the stomach really explode? Recently, a message spread on the Internet that a 58-year-old patient had to remove the whole stomach due to a “gastric explosion” caused by a large amount of food.

Can eating too much really cause a “stomach explosion”?

The hospital’s digestive physician said that the theory of stomach explosion is unscientific. Clinically, overeating can cause acute gastric dilation, ulcers or perforations, and severe cases can cause shock and death.

A normal adult has a stomach volume of about 50 ml in a fasted state.

However, the elasticity of the stomach is very large, and the stomach capacity will expand with the amount of food intake after eating.

When the stomach volume expands to 1000-1500 ml, people may feel “full”.

At this time, if you do not stop eating, when the stomach capacity further expands to 2000-3000 ml, people may feel that “eating support” is uncomfortable.

From 50 ml when fasting to 2000-3000 ml, in this process, the stomach is like a balloon that is gradually inflated. A large amount of food, liquid and gas retention can cause the stomach to expand and thin the stomach wall.If you lose your motivation and you cannot shrink, you will be “paralyzed” or “struck.”

The stomach itself is very strong, but overeating may cause acute gastric dilatation, resulting in loss of motility, high pressure expansion, squeezing of the stomach wall, bleeding and bleeding of the mucosa, and finally perforation.

Doctors say there are individual differences in how much to eat that can cause acute gastric distension.

Under normal circumstances, people will stop eating when they are full, but when the stimulation of alcohol is added, the human body will be more excited, it is easy to eat too much and not even notice, and the stomach capacity will naturally cause problems.

Doctors recommend that you eat a regular and regular diet daily and do not overeat.

In general, it takes about 4-6 hours to completely empty the stomach, and the slowest emptying of stomach food is not recommended.

At the same time, avoid excessive intake of gas-producing foods or beverages, such as beans, sweet potatoes, peanuts, and various soft drinks.