- Women's Health
What happens when you swallow gum
Gum on average body needs 2-3 days to be discharged but not sticky stomach, intestines or ribs.
All children listen to their parents told to be careful when eating chewing gum because if swallowed sweets residue will stay in the stomach or intestinal adhesion lifetime. In fact, chewing gum can not lie there forever.
According to Science Spirit, the evidence that people have the habit of chewing Nordic indigestible substances from thousands of years BC. Gum as we eat today was born in 1946 when chemists found a way to make synthetic rubber.
In the body, initially, the digestive system will treat gum like all other foods. Digestive juices break down the components of the gum as sweeteners, softeners and flavoring. Synthetic rubber, the most difficult part of the candy, still untouched by the digestive enzymes and stomach acids can not "break" it.
Residue then passes through the digestive system that does not stick to the stomach, intestines or ribs until leaving the body with feces, similar to other insoluble fiber. Average body needs 2-3 days to waste chewing gum out.
Where to meet the most severe consequences caused by swallowing the gum is a baby girl, according to the journal Pediatrics in 1998. I eat too much candy and convergence of mass rape in the rectum causing serious discomfort but not life-threatening disease children.
Thus, swallow chewing gum is not big dangers. However, you should be careful by chewing, swallowing, chewing gum can lead to problems such as tooth decay, jaw stiffness, more serious is suffocation or blocking the digestive tract in children. Adults sick stomach or intestinal obstruction ever before and should be very aware of when to eat this candy.