Today a lot of people are on medication whether they take diabetes medicine, blood pressure or even headache medicine. All these medication includes tablets, capsules or pills. Many people swallowed a pill, without taking water, they just take all the pills in fist and then swallowed them. But would you still do the same if you knew that this can actually be detrimental to your overall health? Yes, swallowing a pill without water is not normal. It can actually be fatal or sometimes people go at once in emergency. Here we tell you why
HARMS THE ESOPHAGUS:
Swallow a pill, tablet or capsule without taking water,can harm the esophagus lining. This is because the lining of esophagus is very delicate and pill or tablet can cause a minor tear while passing through them, which can be dangerous afterwards if cause bleeding. So always take water while taking medicine to avoid any harm to your esophagus.
PILL CAN GET STUCK:
Sometimes the size of tablet or even capsule/pill is bigger than normal than it can cause irritation and inflammation in the esophagus, which leads to heartburn, chest pain and even bleeding. Than person is unable to eat any thing due to pain or bleeding so be careful while taking medicine.
NO PAIN NERVES:
There are no pain nerves in the esophagus. Hence, feeling any immediate pain is difficult. This is an issue, since you do not know whether the pill has gone all the way down. The esophagus is made up of delicate tissue and can be damaged if the pill gets stuck. This can lead to severe dehydration and even painful bleeding.
ULCER IN THE ESOPHAGUS:
“Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology” states that any medicine can cause ulcer in the human esophagus. If swallowing pills without water is a regular practice, then the chances of getting ulcers in the esophagus is very high. Even easily chewable vitamin C tablet can cause inflammation issues so it is better to swallow them with water or dissolve them in your saliva first and then swallow.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
As esophagus is major part in human body, so we should take care of it and drink plenty of water in a day. And while taking any medicine whether it is small or bigger size pills or tablet than always take water with them. Don’t take any medicine without water. And consume minimum of eight glasses of water, in entire day then chances of harming your esophagus are less. You should also swallow pills standing up or sitting down, never take them while lying down.
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