Upset Stomach in the AM

Having an upset stomach is not an easy thing to deal with. Almost everyone will experience a bit of indigestion from time to time, whether it is from eating spicy foods or from a flu bug or even from a mild case of food poisoning. Yet, for some people, an upset stomach is something they have to deal with each and every morning.

There are several things that can be the cause of a regular upset stomach every morning. For women who are of a childbearing age, the cause that most readily springs to mind is morning sickness. Morning sickness refers to nausea that is caused by pregnancy. Contrary to what the name implies, however, morning sickness doesn’t always strike in the morning, and it doesn’t only strike in the morning. Still, if you think that pregnancy may be causing your morning upset stomach, you should take a pregnancy test and/or contact your health care provider.

Sometimes, a chronic upset stomach every morning can be a sign that there is another problem. 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. It could even be as simple as dehydration if you are not getting enough water during the previous day.

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