Weakness after eating is not a disease. This is just a symptom of some pathologies in the body. It turns out that you can get rid of this uncomfortable symptom only by taking measures to treat the cause that causes it. And since there can be many such causes, it is not possible to describe in detail the treatment of all diseases and pathological conditions in one article.
Let us dwell in more detail on drugs that can alleviate the condition of the patient with the most common diseases and conditions associated with overeating. In the treatment of various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, enzyme preparations that facilitate digestion and digestion of food in the digestive tract have been widely used. If there are problems with the stomach and pancreas, these drugs are always prescribed as part of complex therapy of diseases.
By the way, these same medicines can be advised to those who can not control their appetite, is prone to overeating, or simply as an auxiliary for digestion during feasts with an abundance of hearty, fatty dishes accompanied by nausea and weakness after eating.
The most popular and popular enzyme preparations are Festal, Mezim, Creon, Pancreatin, Pancreasim, Existol, Semilase.
"Pancreatin" - probably the most popular because of its effectiveness and cheapness means to facilitate digestion of food. It would seem that an enzyme preparation with a specific name should also have indications associated with impaired synthesis of enzymes for digestion in the pancreas. This is true, but problems with the pancreas are just one of the indications for taking the drug. In addition, doctors advise taking "Pancreatin" in chronic gastrointestinal pathologies, liver diseases, after surgery on the pancreas, stomach or duodenum, after irradiation of the gastrointestinal tract, with a single or constant overeating. It is also shown to people whose lifestyle does not predispose to active movement, and also to those who have problems with the chewing apparatus, when preparing for x-rays or ultrasound of the digestive tract.
"Pancreatin" contains enzymes (protease, amylase and lipase), identical to those produced by the human pancreas. The source of these enzymes is cattle and swine. With oral administration, the enzyme preparation fills the deficiency of these substances in the body and promotes the rapid cleavage of proteins, starch and fats and their conversion into amino acids, oligosaccharides and fatty acids necessary for human life.
In pharmacies, you can find a drug of different manufacturers, available in the form of tablets of varying dosage from 10 to 60 pieces per package. There are 2 varieties of the drug "Pancreatin" and "Pancreatin forte".
Method of application and dosage. Take the drug should be taken with food or immediately after the end of the meal, in no case splitting it into parts. Reception of the drug should be accompanied by the use of a large amount of fluid. This is necessary for the enzymes in the formulation to be released and begin to act directly in the duodenum, and not later.
This method of use allows you to achieve the maximum effect of the drug after 30-40 minutes. The number of tablets taken at a time is usually 1-2, but the dose may be increased at the doctor's instructions, depending on the degree of development of the enzyme deficiency and the age of the patient.
In the event that the pancreas is not able to produce enzymes at all, a maximum dose of the drug is prescribed: 5 tablets "Pancreatin 8000", which corresponds to the physiological need of the digestive tract in enzymes.
"Pancreatin" is able to successfully remove unpleasant symptoms of overeating, such as heaviness in the stomach, drowsiness, nausea and weakness after eating. In this case, usually 1 tablet, taken immediately after a meal, is enough.
The drug has very few contraindications to use. This, as usual, hypersensitivity to substances in the drug, the acute form of pancreatitis, as well as exacerbation of its chronic form. The drug is approved for use in childhood and pregnancy / lactation. In this case, an individual dosage can be set.
The administration of the drug is rarely accompanied by any side effects. Occasionally, there may be stools, nausea, unpleasant sensations in the abdomen, minor changes in the blood test, an allergic rash.
Precautionary measures. It is undesirable to take the drug together with antacids and iron preparations, as well as with alcohol. It is acceptable to use "Pancreatin" in small doses after a feast with a small amount of alcohol.
In childhood, taking the drug provokes an increase in the likelihood of constipation.
Foreign analogue of "Pancreatin" is "Mezim". Drugs differ only in a fixed dosage of individual enzymes in the latter. "Pancreasim" is a domestic analogue of the drug described above.
"Creon" is also an analogue of "Pancreatin", but it is already available in the form of capsules. This form of release, according to doctors, is more effective in this case. The usual dosage is: 1 capsule before eating.
The drug "Festal", in contrast to the previous ones, is supplemented with bile components, which strengthens the action of lipase and hemicellulose, which helps to break down the cellulose. It promotes more effective absorption of vitamins and fats.
To usual indications of enzyme preparations in this case it is possible to add not infectious diarrhea, flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome.
In connection with the presence of bile and hemicellulose in the composition of the drug, it also has specific contraindications for use. These are liver diseases, such as jaundice, hepatitis, liver failure, in addition to cholelithiasis, an accumulation of pus in the gallbladder (empyema), and obstruction of the intestine.
Take the drug usually in a dosage of one or two tablets 3 times a day. Children's norm is established by a doctor.
Reception of the drug may be accompanied by some side effects, identical to "Pancreatin".
Precautionary measures. The drug is available in the form of a dragee, and the content in the shell of glucose can adversely affect the condition of patients with diabetes.
With caution, strictly according to the doctor's indications, "Festal" is taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
The analogue of "Festal", located in the same price category, is the drug "Enzistal".
"Somilase" is a polyenzyme preparation, in the composition of which we can find a solzyme related to enzymes for the splitting of fats, and α-amylase. The principle of the drug is slightly different from the previous ones. The lack of enzymes is replenished by the splitting of fats.
Indications for the use of the drug in addition to inadequate functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas in connection with diseases, are the age-related changes in the digestive system.
The method of administration and dosage of the drug are the same as those of "Festal".
The plus of the drug "Somilase" is the almost complete absence of contraindications to the use and side effects. Nevertheless, the drug should be taken only after consultation with a medical specialist.
As for diabetes, the conversation can be long, and groundless, because the appointment of drugs for this disease requires the competence of the endocrinologist. One can only say that the treatment of this health disorder is long and is based on adherence to a special diet with restriction of sources of glucose and cholesterol.
The same can be said about cardiovascular diseases, which are treated by a specialist doctor.
But with regard to the dumping syndrome, you can give some tips that facilitate the patient's condition and allow to normalize the digestive process in order to exclude the appearance of weakness after eating.
As in the case of diabetes, and in the situation with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, the diet comes to the fore. For each disease there are limitations on the quality and dosage of food. Most often resort to fractional nutrition, when the number of meals a day increases, and portions are correspondingly reduced, as well as to the exclusion from the menu of heavy foods that provoke the formation of food lumps.
Dieting with dumping syndrome implies getting a full-fledged fractional food. Food should be high in calories, it should contain all the necessary vitamins, but the amount of liquid and carbohydrates should be limited. Foods rich in fiber should be eliminated as much as possible from the menu.
In the case of mild course of the syndrome, diet therapy is often limited. If, in addition to nausea and weakness after eating, dizziness is observed, for the removal of these syndromes, you can recommend preparations "Immodium", "Motilium", "Okreotid", as well as enzyme preparations.
"Immodium" reduces the frequency of contractions of the intestinal wall, due to which its contents move at a slower rate. The drug is indispensable for moderate-onset syndrome along with atropine medications that reduce gastrointestinal motility. "Okreotid" reduces the likelihood of complications after operations on the stomach and other organs of the digestive tract. "Mollium" directly removes the unpleasant symptoms that accompany the dumping syndrome.
In the severe course of the dumping syndrome, the anesthetic "Novocain" is prescribed before meals. In this case, after each meal, doctors do not recommend actively moving, but on the contrary advise to rest.
If all measures taken do not work, surgical care may be required, which consists in reconstructive gastroejunoduodenoplasty, which slows the movement of food to the small intestine.
Weakness after a meal can be caused by a violation of the digestibility of food, and hence vitamins in their composition. Therefore, the therapy of this condition includes the intake of vitamin complexes.
Physiotherapy treatment is prescribed for those diseases caused by a state of weakness after eating. It can be mud therapy, mineral water treatment, physiotherapy exercises, climatotherapy.
Alternative treatment of weakness after eating
Both medicamental and alternative treatment of weakness after eating is based on the elimination of the cause of its causing, and therefore, should only be carried out according to the results of medical diagnosis. When the disease is established, it makes sense to begin its treatment, which will eliminate weakness and other symptoms.
So with pancreatitis and gastritis, fresh potato juice has a positive effect, you need to drink it from 1.5 to 3 glasses a day.
Helps with many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and propolis. It is used in the form of an alcohol tincture, an aqueous solution or in a natural form. The simplest thing for complications of the disease and the appearance of symptoms of nausea and weakness after eating is to chew a bit of propolis slightly more than a pea for some time.
Sea buckthorn oil also significantly alleviates the condition of patients with stomach, duodenum and intestines. Take it should be 1 teaspoon for 25-30 minutes before eating.
In the case of diabetes mellitus, alternative medicine recommends using light beans in the amount of 7 pcs., Pre-soaked in the evening in 100 g of water. Beans must be eaten on an empty stomach, washed down with the same water, one hour before a meal.
Helps to stabilize the condition with diabetes and horseradish. It must be crushed and insist on sour milk in a cold place for about 7-8 hours (1 tablespoon horseradish per 1 item of sour milk). Take half an hour before meals in the amount of 1 spoonful.
Such recipes are great, but in addition to stabilizing the digestive tract and preventing weakness, nausea, dizziness after eating, promotes the use of foods and herbs that help improve digestion. To products of such action carry dried fruits, fresh fruit and vegetables, a flaxseed, dairy products, bran.
Treatment of herbs weakness after eating is based on the properties of some herbs useful for digestion. These herbs include dandelion, dill, mint. And also chamomile, elecampane, plantain, St. John's wort, rosemary, ginger root, chicory and ayr, etc. Based on these herbs are medical fees. Some of them can be found even in the pharmacy, for example, effective herbal teas Dr. Selezneva.
Among other homeopathic remedies, with weakness after eating, the following drugs can be distinguished:
"Anacardium-Homaccord" is used to treat various disorders in the functioning of the digestive system. One of the indications for use is the ill-fated dumping syndrome.
The drug is available in the form of drops. The daily adult dosage is 30 drops, divided equally into 3 doses. The child is installed by a doctor.
Contraindication to use is hypersensitivity to the components. Side effects are not observed. Patients with pathologies of the thyroid gland can take the drug only in the dosage determined by the endocrinologist.
"Coenzyme compositum" homeopathic ampoules, used in the form of injections. Normalize the metabolism, activate the defenses of the body to combat pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract and other organs and systems, positively affect the production of enzymes.
The injections are done 1 to 3 times a week, using different methods of drug administration. Adult single dose - 1 ampoule. For children younger than 6 years, the dosage is 1 ml, up to 1 year - 0.4 ml, up to 3 years - 0.6 ml.
The solution can also be taken orally (through the mouth), diluting the prescribed dose in water (5-10 ml). The course of therapy can vary within 2-5 weeks.
In addition to the intolerance of the drug other contraindications for this remedy for weakness after eating no. But some side effects are noticed: swelling at the injection site, itching and allergic rashes.
It is not recommended to mix this drug with other medicines in the same syringe.
"Natrium phosphoricum" - a drug for the treatment of diabetes and conditions with difficult digestion of fatty foods. Contains lactose.
The drug is intended for the treatment of adults and children, including infants. A single dose for all ages is one - 1 tablet. But the frequency of application depends on the age of the patient, and the course of the disease. With chronic conditions, the drug is taken 1-3 times a day, with acute - 1 to 6 times.
When taking the drug, hypersensitivity reactions are possible. At pregnancy consultation of the doctor-expert in occasion of use of a preparation can be necessary.
"Gastronal" is a homeopathic preparation that has found its application in the complex therapy of gastrointestinal diseases, accompanied by nausea and weakness after eating.
The drug is indicated for use in adults over 18 years of age. Contraindications for use, in addition to hypersensitivity reactions, are the lack of sugar and intolerance to fructose, which is part of the drug. Side effects are manifested only on the basis of ignoring contraindications.
The preparation in the form of homeopathic granules is used in the usual single dose (8 pcs.) And is retained in the mouth until the maximum dissolution is achieved. You can take the pill before (for half an hour) or after a meal (in an hour). It is recommended to use the drug three times a day for a therapeutic course of 1 month.
The product is not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation, and after expiry of the shelf life.