How do intestinal noises develop?
For most people, the most annoying thing about intestinal sounds is probably that they cannot be suppressed. If gas wants to leave the body, you can usually control it, but if it moves in the intestine, you are helpless. This is because we have control over the sphincter muscle and the stomach entrance, but not over the intestine. Of course, this is only a small consolation when the abdomen is loudly speaking in an inappropriate situation.
Intestinal noises and diseases
Loud and constant intestinal noises can also indicate a disease. However, this must always be clarified with a doctor, and in most cases there are other symptoms in a case of illness besides a noisy stomach like pain or diarrhoea.
How are intestinal sounds and diseases related? One possibility is that there have been changes in the intestine. If obstacles have arisen, chyme, gases and liquids must pass by, which can cause loud noises.
Persons dealing with irritable bowel syndrome or other chronic intestinal disease may also know the combination of pain and sound. The gas, which is responsible for the sound, also irritates the inflamed intestinal mucosa during its movement.
However, these symptoms can also occur in an infection associated with diarrhoea. Another reason for loud intestinal sounds in combination with pain is intolerance to certain foods. If the intestinal noises occur mainly after eating, it is worth keeping a nutrition diary for some time. In addition, abdominal rumbling may be due to medications that influence the intestinal flora. Especially unusual intestinal noises in combination with other symptoms should be clarified by a physician in case of doubt.
Intestinal noises and the microbiome
If you are worried about your intestinal noises or if they may even be accompanied by pain, you should observe them more closely. In the nutrition diary you can also note which other symptoms accompany the intestinal sounds. It is also instructive to find out what the intestinal flora - also known as microbiota - is like.
With the self test of BIOMES you can find out which microorganisms live in your intestine and whether there is a tendency to intolerances. BIOMES prepares the results for you in a way that is easy to understand and makes individual recommendations on how to balance your microbiome. Maybe even a slight change in diet will lead to less rumbling. In any case, after the test you will have more clarity about what is happening in your intestines.