Irritated stomach symptoms – functional dyspepsia, nervous stomach and what you can do for it
Do you know that situation? Your day is not yet 30 minutes old. You sit at the breakfast table with the first cup of coffee and toast, but you don’t get a bite down due to an irritable stomach.
Does that really have to be? Find out here what a nervous stomach is, what triggers it and which herb has grown against it.
The tasks of the stomach
To help you understand what an irritable stomach is and what you can do about it, I briefly explain the tasks of the stomach.
What is the stomach and what tasks does it have:
The stomach is a meat sack covered with mucus between the esophagus and the small intestine. It acidifies the food pulp and facilitates the digestion of fiber and proteins. The stomach acid kills pathogens.
Peristaltic movements allow the mixing of the food pulp and facilitate digestion. The cells in the stomach produce mucus to protect themselves and the body from stomach acid.
Stomach cells create digestive enzymes and factors for the absorption of certain nutrients. If the mucus layer gets lost or holes appear, this creates gastritis, which is associated with numerous problems.
The stomach is the first important instance for digestion. His responsibilities are vital. Often you don’t notice it until it’s causing problems.
What is an irritable stomach?
Irritable stomach syndrome, functional dyspepsia, or nervous stomach – irritable stomach refers to a sensitive stomach.
In patients, it is sensitive to too much (fatty) food, too much hustle and bustle, too little exercise, and the wrong breakfast.
This brings a whole range of complaints to the patient. These matters are not due to a pathological change in the stomach.
When the stomach strains, it reacts with discomforts such as pain in the upper abdomen or heartburn. In many cases, it’s accompanied by nausea, which can lead to vomiting.
Nausea and vomiting are a mechanism for protecting the stomach from irritants during stressful times.
Irritable stomach causes
The following points promote the syndrome:
1- Hypersensitivity of the nervous system in the upper abdomen
2- Disturbance of movements of the stomach (motility)
4- Incorrect diet
Affected parties describe complaints, such as:
1- Nausea in the morning and sometimes vomiting,
2- Sickness after large meals,
3- Nausea during long journeys in car, train, bus and plane,
6- Indeterminate pain in the upper abdomen.
If the symptoms are mainly limited to the time before noon as well as to travel, it is probably an irritable stomach, and you can do something about it.
Do you have any complaints all day long? After every meal and the discomfort is persistently associated with pain in the upper abdomen?
You should consult a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. This could clarify possible gastritis. These or other diseases require diagnosis and therapy.
What to do with an irritable stomach syndrome?
Consider for yourself whether it is an irritable stomach (functional dyspepsia), or not gastritis. The distinction is not as difficult as the consequences that could result from gastritis if left untreated.
In case of uncertainty, please consult a doctor for a diagnosis! This step can initiate appropriate therapy.
Nutrition for functional dyspepsia
Try to follow the advice below, and see if the symptoms of the irritable stomach syndrome improve as a result.
The following tips should help to alleviate the complaints:
Consume less fat in the morning
Try to refrain from coffee as much as possible
Eat regulated meals
Use sport and movement as a treatment
Why less fat in the morning?
In the morning, the stomach is often very sensitive to a bad breakfast. Therefore, it’s best that you choose low-fat foods!
A breakfast that is high in fat acidifies and triggers the symptoms in the upper abdomen. Fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds are a good basis for a healthy breakfast with irritable stomachs.
Natural yogurt or sourdough bread reduces the feeling of fullness and the other ailments of functional dyspepsia.
You know coffee is acidic and increases the acidity level in the stomach. So, try not to make coffee your first beverage of the day. Drink one or two glasses of water immediately after getting up.
If that doesn’t help, replace the coffee with black tea. You can also find delicious and healthy alternatives to your coffee in my article below:
Enjoy regulated meals
Try to divide the food over several meals throughout the day. Five smaller meals, instead of three large ones, are ideal in your case. Also, try to keep your breakfast and dinner portions smaller. At lunchtime, you can eat more.
Sport and exercise as a treatment
A daily workout in the fresh air is the A and the Z against an acidic stomach. Watch for a daily, extended walk and/or a daily session of outdoor sports. 30 minutes are enough.
Persistent hustle and bustle in everyday life causes an acidification of the stomach and promotes the development of an irritable stomach.
So try to actively reduce the stress in your everyday life. Use relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, music, or autogenous training.
In the afternoon and evening, herbal teas with honey help to soothe the stomach: fennel, anise, cumin, peppermint, yarrow, chamomile.
Treatment: Home remedies for functional dyspepsia
You can use these home remedies daily. They are tried and tested and can help you to eliminate the discomfort in the upper abdomen:
Soda bicarbonate (Baking soda)
Lion’s Mane (Healing Mushroom)*
Drink a glass of water with a pinch of salt and a dash of lemon juice just early after getting up. This can often trigger a relief of the discomfort.
Drink a glass of water daily with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of pure vitamin C powder. It’s sour, but it helps. Alternatively, more expensive vitamin C capsules go well.
To actively neutralize the acidity in your stomach, grab a glass of water daily with 1 to 2 teaspoons of soda bicarbonate.
A good bone broth works wonders in all sorts of problems with the stomach. Also with irritable stomachs. Drink a glass of good bone broth daily.
A panacea for stomach problems. Tablets for travel sickness often contain ginger extract. Does that surprise you? Cook plenty with ginger and drink ginger tea daily.
The medicinal fungus Lion’s Mane contains substances (triterpenes) in high amounts, which have been shown to help the gastric mucosa to regenerate.
Organic Lion’s Mane extract powder* with some vitamin C has proved particularly successful.
You have already taken the most important step with these points on nutrition and home remedies. Gradually implement this advice and see how this affects your irritable stomach.
Please consult a doctor if there is no improvement in the symptoms; he should be able to make a clear diagnosis.
What is gastric pressure?
Stomach pressure is not stomach pain. Patients feel strong pressure from the upper abdomen.
Depending on the sensation in the upper abdomen, it can be a feeling of fullness or a feeling that the stomach threatens to immediately burst. It is not dangerous but also a common symptom of an irritable stomach.
What can I eat with a sensitive stomach?
Well-tolerated foods, such as:
Potatoes and other steamed vegetables
Low-fat sausage, cheese and fish
Food made from a mixture of eggs, flour and milk
Conclusion for our irritable stomach syndrome
Many herbs have grown against functional dyspepsia. In most cases, a wrong diet is the reason for the acidification of the stomach. Too much stress in everyday life and too little exercise can be a trigger, as well.
With the tips mentioned here, you can quickly put a stop to the discomfort of a sensitive stomach, as this will address and take care of the acidification of your belly.
Observe the symptoms well and distinguish between irritable stomach and gastritis. In the case of gastritis, you should act immediately and consult with your practitioner.
An irritable stomach is only a temporary problem and does not necessarily have to be lifelong. With the tips on nutrition and home remedies mentioned here, you should get your functional dyspepsia under control.
Of course, they do not replace a visit to the doctor if you are feeling uncertain regarding the Tue nature of your complaints.
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