Why Does Our Stomachs Growl When We Are Hungry?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 6 years ago

    Why Does Our Stomachs Growl When We Are Hungry?

    Why Does Our Stomachs Growl When We Are Hungry?

  2. RichieMogwai profile image81
    RichieMogwaiposted 6 years ago

    This happens to me a lot, our stomachs growl when we are hungry because of acid buildup triggered by the hunger, a message sent by the brain to the organ involved. To prove that this is true, try drinking a glass of water before you even fill up your stomach with food and you will see, the growling stops for a bit.  This is because the acid has been saturated by the water you just drank. Of course, the growling will not stop until your brain is satisfied that you have solved the problem by eating.

  3. Dr Pran Rangan profile image86
    Dr Pran Ranganposted 6 years ago

    In fact, growling not only comes from stomach but also from small intestine. Medically, it is also termed as borborgymi ( singular-- borborgymus). Its physiological origin involves muscular activity in the stomach and small intestine. There is a muscular activity involving a ring of contraction away from oral cavity towards anus. This is called peristalsis. The rate and force of peristalsis increase when the food is present in the stomach and intestine. But the peristaltic activity also increases when the stomach and small intestine are empty of food for approximately two hours. The receptors in the walls of the stomach sense the absence of food causing a reflex generation of peristaltic waves. Such contractions start from the lower part of stomach and propagate along the entire length of gut. The contractions also produce vibrations and rumbling sounds associated with hunger. The hunger contractions may continue for 10 to 20 minutes when initiated and repeat 1 to 2 hours til next meal is taken.

    Low blood sugar also enhances this activity.

  4. kj force profile image69
    kj forceposted 6 years ago

    The digestive juices are looking for food to work to break down..usually if you drink some water, the sounds will subside, but only for a short time...best not to go more than 2 hours with something in your stomach..this will also eliminate gaining weight and problems with gall bladder / constipation/ diarhea / and dehydration..


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