Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 03:03:58 GMT
From: Paul Iannone <p_iannone.POP.COM>
Subject: Re: strange sleeping stomach noise disorder
: Here is an odd one buy my friend wanted me to ask this one for her. She has this strange gurgling or ??? noise her stomach makes through out the night with no discomfort or anything, its just there. She wanted to know if there is any herbal drink that can be administered before sleep to prevent this and what causes such noises?
These are called borborigmi. They are usually the result of improper diet or chronically weak digestion. She can try some fennel tea after dinner.
--Paul || p_iannone.pop.com
From: jonathan treasure <jonno.TELEPORT.COM>
>These are called borborigmi. They are usually the result of improper diet or chronically weak digestion. She can try some fennel tea after dinner.
One might add that *excessive* borborygmus is not necessarily *normal* and could indicate either a subclinical GI stress or an overt organic disorder in its early stages. Worth checking or if fennel does not work IMO.