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6 things that interfere with your digestion

Know you stomach problems better. Find out how these unusual things can lead to stomach woes.

Written by Poorva Chavan | Updated : June 5, 2015 2:28 PM IST

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Indigestion

You often link your habits of binge drinking or gulping 4-5 cups of coffee in a day with acidity and other digestive problems. But here are six things that you never suspect will cause a stir in your stomach.

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Stress

Stress: Too much work pressure? Your stress hormones are at work my friend, and they will mostly shut down your digestive system. Stress not only prevents absorption of nutrients from your food but also restricts blood flow. It can even lead to stomach inflammation.  Also Read - 7 Steps To Improve Your Mental Fitness

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Smoking

Smoking: Whether you smoke one or two cigarettes, the nicotine in it is bound to irritate your stomach. And once your stomach starts churning excessive acids, taming it is difficult.

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Not Drinking Enough Water

Not drinking enough water: You lose water when you breathe, sweat and go to the toilet. So if you don't drink enough water, your food won't be digested properly, the toxins and waste products will not be flushed out from the intestines and your stools will harden, leading to constipation. Also Read - Chicory: Health Benefits, Uses And Side Effects Of Kasani

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No Exercise:

No exercise: All work and no play gives Jai a tummy ache. Exercise strengthens the muscles of your digestive system, helping them work efficiently.

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Poor Dental Hygiene

Poor dental hygiene: If your teeth are not clean and in good condition, you may find it difficult to chew food. So the food is not broken down properly for your stomach to digest.