Why Do I Suffer So Often With an Upset Stomach?

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2012
Feb 14

Most people will, at one time or another, find that they are suffering from an upset stomach. It could be that they have the flu, and the virus is inducing nausea. It could be that they ate too much of their favorite spicy dish, and are paying for it the next day with a sour belly. It could even be a mild case of food poisoning. Having an occasional upset stomach is something that almost everyone will go through. However, having an upset stomach on a regular basis can often be a sign that there is a problem.

The most common causes for an upset stomach are dietary. Eating foods that are high in fat will cause an upset stomach. Eating too fast will cause an upset stomach, as well. Eating too much will do the same. A high level of caffeine or alcohol use can also cause an upset stomach. These are among the most frequent causes of occasional upset stomachs. It is possible that, if you suffer often with an upset stomach, that you may need to consider dietary changes that will help to avoid these specific causes.

However, things are not always as easy as avoiding high-fat foods or cutting back on caffeine. Sometimes, suffering so often with an upset stomach can be a sign that there is another problem. Don’t hesitate to contact your health care provider if you suffer often with an upset stomach and dietary changes have not seemed to help. It may be that you have any number of other health problems that are causing your upset stomach. You could have gastritis, a condition where the lining of your stomach is inflamed. It could be pancreatitis, where your pancreas is inflamed. It could be an inflamed gallbladder, known as cholecycstitis. you could have peptic ulcers. You could even have cardia ischemia, in which you aren’t getting enough flow of blood or oxygen to your heart.

If you suffer regularly from an upset stomach and have not had any success modifying your diet, you should probably speak with your health care provider. She will be able to help correctly diagnose the cause of your chronic upset stomach, and help develop a treatment plan that could include a modified lifestyle, medications, and/or surgical options.