Hai. My grandpa is aged 65. He frequently has acidity and digestion issues. How could this relate with age and say some measures to prevent it?
How age factor influences digestion and what could help old age people to cope up with digestion issues?
There are several physiological shifts taking place in the body with increasing age.There is a reduction in food consumption due to decreased exercise and reduced energy demand.
A high metabolic rate can be easily increased.Yet in metabolic rate, hydration dehydration plays a major role, and doing so will speed up recovery within a few days.Instead of seniors still drink extra water.
Additionally, because they don’t have anything to do, they drink water when they don’t have anything else to do.
Loss of teeth and poorly fitted dentures may also lead to food not being properly chewed which leads to indigestion.Digestive system disorders can also occur, such as delayed stomach emptying, which causes the stomach to feel full for longer periods.
Tiny meals without unnecessary oils of spices or raw foods as these can cause acidity and indigestion.
Reduce the amount of milk taken, as gas and stomach bloating are known to increase.Get yogurt and probiotic drinks to help hold good stomach flora.Seek to shed some weight
Excess weight puts pressure on the abdominal region and can affect valve function between the stomach and the esophagus contributing to acid reflux and heartburn.
Eat smaller meals, feed on smaller dishes, drink a glass of water between meals to fill up your stomach and consume the last meal at least three hours before bedtime.
Stop sugar, sweets that are fried-oily, processed-spicy foods, alcohol, nicotine, tobacco, and caffeine.
By regaining its natural balance this will strengthen the digestive tract.