If you have problems with settling your stomach after having a nice meal, even if it had passed a couple of hours, you don’t want to jump to drugs immediately.
If you feel uncomfortable, but not chronically, there might be some steps you can do before reaching for a medicine. Don’t rush for the drug shelf of your home even if you throw up.
If there is no known medical cause for your symptoms, that might be called “dyspepsia” or “bad digestion.”
Indigestion exists, and the medical term for this stomach ache without an obvious medical cause for it is “functional dyspepsia”. The symptoms might show right away after having a meal, but it can occur hours later.
When everything’s fine, people are satisfied with the meal, and they enjoy post meal resting, probably with a sip of coffee or tea, or something else. But, when the stomach starts producing strange noises and give you pain, you start thinking about how to resolve the problem.
Harvard Medical School (HMS) has published an article in which it advises how to treat such problems. In the article, they note that this kind of problems are not that rare, as about one quarter of the population suffers from it, regardless of sex.
According to HMS, it’s responsible for a significant percentage of visits to primary care doctors, in part because many people worry they might have an ulcer. Since it’s no known what causes it sometimes, a greater deal is risen out of it, because there fore there is no surefire cure.
HMS, however, suggest taking these steps to try to relief the situation:
- Avoid foods that trigger your symptoms.
- Eat small portions and don’t overeat; try eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day, and be sure to chew food slowly and completely.
- Avoid activities that result in swallowing excess air, such as smoking, eating quickly, chewing gum, and drinking carbonated beverages.
- Reduce your stress. Try relaxation therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, or exercise. An aerobic workout 3-5 times per week can help, but don’t exercise right after eating.
- Get enough rest.
- Don’t lie down within two hours of eating.
- Keep your weight under control.
It’s worth trying, for sure.