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Digestion cut when bathing after eating

How to prevent digestion cut when bathing in water after eating: find out if it is true that it occurs and simple tips to avoid it.

We can define the cut of digestion as the loss of consciousness due to a sudden change in temperature, medically consisting of a peripheral shock due to difficulties in the vascularization of our body.

Hence, with the arrival of summer we also hear one of the most common phrases these days, especially among many mothers and fathers: avoid getting into the water when we are still digesting.

Although we must take into account that the digestion cut does not actually exist as such, it does occur as a consequence of the so-called “immersion reflex”, which appears when the person abruptly introduces his body under water, and as a consequence of the change of sudden temperature, the person may experience headache, dizziness and nausea, fainting and in more severe cases cardiac arrest.

Contrary to what is traditionally thought, the truth is that it is false that you have to wait at least two hours after eating to be able to take a bath, since the digestion process can actually last up to four hours: despite getting into in the water two hours after eating, the digestion process is still going on.

In fact, did you know that you can also suffer a digestion cut in the shower at home when bathing with very cold water? The difference is that when the digestion cut occurs in sea water or in the pool, the person loses consciousness and if nobody notices, they can drown by immersion.

How to prevent it?

For all these reasons, it is essential to introduce ourselves into the water little by little, avoiding doing it abruptly, soaking each part of our body very slowly, with which we will get our body used to the very cold temperature of the water.

However, if any symptoms appear when we are in the water, it is very important to get out of the water to avoid worse and greater consequences.

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