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Nausea after eating: causes, symptoms and treatment

Overview:
Nausea after eating is an unpleasant feeling of wanting to vomit and a common discomfort that plagues both the young and old.
The feeling of irritation and being unsettled in the stomach shortly after eating is not something anyone feels cheerful about. If you have Nausea after eating, there is nothing to worry about in most cases, but in some cases it refers that your body is not well .

Symptoms: include:
-The urge to vomit
-Chest pain
-Diarrhea
-Feeling of dehydration
-Weakness
-Stomach pain
-Dizziness
-Fatigue
-Headache

Causes:
-Food poisoning: it is the feeling of upset and irritation of the stomach as a result of eating stale food or food contaminated by microbial toxins. Eating such food causes nauseating feeling shortly afterward.
-Gastroenteritis: an infection which leads to the inflammation of the stomach and intestines which referred to a gastric flu include other symptoms as diarrhea, stomach pain, fever etc… So it considered one of the most causes of nausea .
-Acid reflux: in which food is regurgitated from the stomach to the esophagus. In perfect position, the stomach is structured in a way to prevent food from flowing back. This is made possible by a ring of muscle which acts as a valve. But, if becomes imperfect or confused, it allows the stomach contents to flow back causing nausea and heartburn.
-Indigestion: Indigestion or dyspepsia as it is also called is associated with eating. Although not a disease, it could be caused by infections or certain medications. It is used to describe discomforting stomach upset or upper abdominal pain. In pregnant women this is a common occurrence that results because of hormonal change during pregnancy.
-Food allergies: is one of the most common causes of nausea after eating and these allergies come from food preservatives and additives or even the food itself. Foods which may cause allergy include peanut, egg, milk, shellfish, mustard, fish, walnut, some fruits and vegetables.
-Morning Sickness: This is a medical term used for ‘nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.’
-Peptic ulcer:
Just like in acid reflux, there is excessive production of gastric acid in peptic ulcer. This sometimes flows back into the esophagus and triggers nausea after eating.
-Blood Sugar:
There is strong connection between sugar and nausea. Abnormal blood sugar can lead to a feeling of nausea. The lack of eating can reduce the level of blood sugar and the low blood sugar leads to hypoglycemia which causes nausea, headache and lightheadedness as though the body is starved of energy. In some occasion sugar malabsorption, the inability in some people to break down sugar in the small intestine can also result in low blood sugar. During hyperglycemia, when the blood sugar is too high, a person may also nauseated. This is usually common in diabetics.
-Menstruation induced Nausea:
Various reasons are responsible for nausea during period. For instance, a woman’s hormonal level changes during period and this sometimes prompts the secretion of gastric juice in higher volume in the stomach. And you can feel of nausea because of the presence of Hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the gastric juice .
Nausea could also result from dysmenorrhea occasioned by the production of prostaglandin by the lining of the uterus during menstruation, causing contraction, pain and consequently nausea.

Treatment:
The best way to stop nausea is sitting still in an airy place   .
Other conditions include:
- Stay Away From Strong Odor.
- Certain smell can churn the stomach and irritate the bowel, and getting in contact with such odor could only be an invitation to trouble. It is better to stay away from strong irritating smells that trigger or worsen the condition as paint, perfume, caffeine etc.
- Anti-Emetic drugs.
- Some drugs can be obtained over the counter to help suppress nausea and vomiting.
- Alternative Remedy: The good news about Alternative Remedies is that they are readily available in our homes. They include:
1- Ginger.
2- Peppermint oil.
3- Drinking Lemon Juice: 
The absorption of lemon or lemon water can help relieve the symptoms of nausea, it can also be used as aromatherapy and the strong smell of lemon when inhaled can help.

Prevention:
- Identify the food to which you are allergic and avoid them
- Eating right and healthy: including more fruits and vegetable in your menu as well as drinking plenty water can help prevent nausea after eating. Also avoid spicy and fatty foods
- Avoid eating late to bed to prevent acid reflux ,causing nausea
- Avoid also the caffeinated drinks and alcohol
- Being overweight might need you to shed a bit of the fat

Nausea after eating: causes, symptoms and treatment Reviewed by Tpdsm on September 04, 2017 Rating: 5

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