The Facts About Vomit
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The Facts About Vomit

Vomit is not a very pretty subject in fact people usually don't get all that indepth when speaking about it. They may say they vomited but will usually leave it at that. I am going to go a bit further though in explaining why vomit happens. Fair warning this is not a pretty article and if you ave a queezy stomach you might want to stop reading here. But if you are curious about this gross but sometimes necessary bodily function then read on:

Vomit is not a very pretty subject in fact people usually don't get all that indepth when speaking about it.  They may say they vomited but will usually leave it at that.  I am going to go a bit further though in explaining why vomit happens.  Fair warning this is not a pretty article and if you ave a queezy stomach you might want to stop reading here.  But if you are curious about this gross but sometimes necessary bodily function then read on:

What Is Puke or Vomit? 

Very simply puke is food or drinks that have been swalled that your stomach does not like for what ever reason since your stomach does not want it there it will push the food back up your esophogase and into your mouth. There are many reasons why your body might regect this food.  It could be that the food is spoiled, the food was not properly cooked, the food was too fatty, or too sweet and you just ate too much of it, or you ate too fast.  Throwing up can also be caused by some type of bacteria either in the food, or present in your body because you are not feeling well.  Of course too much alcohol can also cause you to throw up.  Sometimes even really gross smells, or even sights can cause someone to throw up, other people may get motion sickness when they are jossled around which causes their stomach to want to empty its contents. 

What Happens When We Throw Up?

When we eat food the food travels down our esophogis to our stomachs.  The esophogus has a valve that keeps food from coming back up at least most of the time.  When food is digested properly it usually stays in the stomach for about 3 hours as it is processed and then it is distributed for the bodies needs and what ever the body does not need comes out the other end. 

When food is rejected however or for some reason caused to exit what happens is that your stomach muscles squeeze your stomach and force the food back up through that valve, traveling through your esophugus and very grossly landing in your mouth.

Why Does Puke Smelly and Gross?

You would think that because puke is mainly food in the body that the body is rejecting for some reason that it would come out smelling and looking like it went in.  To some degree it does.  You can still recognize some of the things you have eaten and can eve smell them.  Only the smell is now intensified and a lot more gross that is because acid that is produced by the stomach to break down food in to smaller pieces has now mixed with the food.  It looks so gross because now it is also combined with mucus from the wall of your stomach. 

The stomach can only hold about 32 ounces of food at once.  If you think about it that is 4 pounds of food or drink which is quite a bit of food or drink.  Nobody should ever eat that much food at one sitting or in an entire day for that matter.  The stomach just simply does not have enough froom for all of that food.  So eat with self control, eat things that are fatty or sweet in moderation, make sure things are cooked properly and that they are still good and don't drink in excess.  If you follow all of these things you will not likely throw up naturally, of course if you are sick, or somethings smells really bad or grosses you out that could be a whole different story. Just remove your self from the situation as quickly as possible, go to where there is fresh air and take deep slow breaths.

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