9 Fascinating Facts About Abdomen Your Doctor Never Told You

This is what your abdomen confesses!

9 Fascinating Facts About Abdomen Your Doctor Never Told You
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Abdomen or stomach is one of the complicated parts of human body. The potential of the abdomen is far beyond our imagination. Similar to each human body part, the abdomen is a complex piece of the organic body system that carries out its daily business of digestion without even being appreciated.

There are many things about stomach that you are not even aware of. Did you know that a human body can even survive without a stomach? Apparently, no. 

Just like this one, there are many such surprising facts that your doctor never told you.

Read on further for interesting facts about your abdomen or stomach.

1. When we say we have an upset tummy, we actually point to our abdomen.

1. When we say we have an upset tummy, we actually point to our abdomen.

Abdomen is the part that goes from ribs to hips and whenever most of us say we have an upset tummy or stomach, it is actually the abdomen which gets upset or faces trouble.

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2. When we swallow food, we also swallow small amounts of air in the stomach.

2. When we swallow
food, we also swallow small amounts of air in the stomach.
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It is true that whatever we intake either food or any carbonated drink; we also consume air along with that in our stomach. And stomach uses burp to get rid of that extra amount of air.

3. When you blush, the lining of stomach ALSO blushes and turns red.

3. When you blush, the lining of stomach ALSO blushes and
turns red.
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This was really a hard to digest but a true fact.

4. The stomach can hold around 1.5 litres i.e. up to half a gallon of fluid.

4. The stomach can hold around 1.5 litres i.e. up to half a gallon of fluid.
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Our abdomen has the capacity to hold a whopping amount of fluid if we overfeed it. But hey, if stomach can hold that much, it doesn't mean it actually should.

5. Stress can generate tummy problems for you.

5. Stress can generate tummy problems for you.
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Well, it is observed that if a person is stressed out, the flow of blood gets reduced and the person becomes more likely to catch tummy problems.

6. Stomach size is not related to body weight.

6. Stomach size is not related to body weight.
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There is no connection between heaviness and stomach dimensions. So, a tiny or slim person has the similar size stomach as a person with excessive belly fat.

7. Stomach kills bacteria.

7. Stomach kills bacteria.
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You might know that our abdomen is full of hydrochloric acid and this acid helps in destroying the bacteria.

8. The lining of abdomen gets destroyed and regenerated every four to five days.

8. The lining of abdomen gets destroyed and regenerated
every four to five days.
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The stomach churns out powerful acid i.e. hydrochloric acid that helps in food break down but in that process, the abdomen lining also gets affected as a result stomach needs to keep regenerating itself every 4 to 5 days.

9. Type of food you eat plays an important role in making you feel hungry or stuffed later.

9. Type of food you eat plays an important role in making
you feel hungry or stuffed later.
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You might know that whenever we are hungry our stomach starts making rumbling sound and when we consume the meal, we feel stuffed. But the type of food we consume also affects our hunger afterwards. Like if we consume protein, we feel stuffed for a longer time and if we intake foods high in sugar, we feel hungry faster.

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