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Laying Down After Eating
Often: Yes, often laying down after eating can increase the pressure on the stomach and with the help of less gravity, you can have acid come up into the esophagus. ...Read more
Is it quite normal for you to feel your heartbeat when you lay down after eating or have gas/indegestion? That's when I seem to feel mine. Normal?
Yes, can be normal: Especially in thin people, the aorta, the largest blood vessel n the body), which comes right out of the heart and travels down your abdomen, can often be palpable and pulsatile. This is not uncommon to feel. ...Read more
Allows not the cause: Small amounts of oral mucous travel down and into the stomach constantly, entering the stomach at odd times, opening the stomach entrance. If your stomach is processing a meal, it squeezes the contents and creates pressure. If you are upright, gravity helps keep stomach contents from going back to the mouth. If you lay flat after eating, no gravity to help, and a greater chance to reflux. ...Read more
Very visible and palpable heartbeat in the left side of chest. Mainly when laying down or after eating. Should I be worried??
Heartbeat: You may have a thin chest wall thereby enabling you to see your heartbeat. It is normal so not to worry ...Read more
Don't rely on a single measurement. I suspect you have sampling artifact. Have an impartial 3rd party measure it for you several times and see if it's reproducible.
Generally, when we lie down and rest, our heart rate slows. Exceptions would be if you're having pain (e.g from acid reflux or arthritis) or you're ruminating/upset/having a panic attack. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a higher resting heart rate when laying down then when sitting down sometimes also after eating food?
Possible: Your heart rate changes, so one time measurement is not enough to determine a trend. Also, heart rates under 100 beats per minute should not be worrisome. ...Read more
Nausea is caused: By biochemical changes in the brainstem that organizes many automatic functions in the body. Commonest cause by far is lousy diet, particularly the empty calories from sugar, desserts, candy, pop (even diet) when you eat, a message goes from the stomach to the brain and the irritable brain reacts abnormally by causing nausea. ...Read more
I get nauseous when I lay down at night, and wake up hot and nauseous. Today, sharp stabbing pain in my chest and nausea after eating.
Try prilosec: Try a prilosec before bed or 30 minutes before your largest meal of the day. You can buy this at the drug store. It sounds like you are having reflux. If this does not take care of the problem, see your doctor. Also try to get to optimal weight, eat smaller meals, don't eat 3 hours before bedtime, avoid alcohol, tobacco and acidic foods. ...Read more
Sharp pain near belly button after eating, pain 7 scale 1- 10. Can't lay down. Constipated. What to do?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What would cause you to have a thick clear to white mucus in your throat if sinuses and chest x-rays are normal. Only happens after eating, laying dwn?
Look at diet: Certain foods in your diet can produce phlegm, which is basically mucus. Sweet foods, chocolates, desserts, breads, pasta, anything with gluten, can do this. So you may need a clinical nutritionist to intervene, and help you. Also, not having enough hydration can potentially cause it. Work with your doctor to address this, and you'll be satisfied. ...Read more
No hard & fast rule:
Generally its difficult to exercise right after a heavy meal. A light snack may enable you to work out in about 30mins. Listen to your body. It will let you know when its ready for exercise - whether its light or heavy exercise.
Naps - in many european and asian countries its customary to have a siesta in the afternoon after lunch. There is no harm in hitting the sack for a 30min nap after lunch. ...Read more
Can you gain weight from lying down after eating. (not sleeping) basicly doing nothing after eating?
Why do I feel real dizzy after eating? I felt like I was gonna pass out id I didn't relax so I laid down.
Strange sensation usually after eating like chin is being pulled down and fasiculations in chin. Neck is fine. Why?
It feels like I'm going to be sick after eating half a piece of pizza and a little root beer. What can I do to calm down?
After eating food that had corn substances in it my girlfriends frenulum swelled up how can she stop the pain and cause the swelling to go down?
Steroids: Would be most likely to reverse the problem. Steroids by mouth, such as a Prednisone taper would probably work the best. Steroids reduce inflammation (swelling) and that should stop the pain. Are you sure it was related to eating corn? That seems like an unusual reaction, especially if there are no other symptoms. ...Read more
My husband has upper adominal pain after eating sharp pains if he walks around gets worse if he sits down goes away in few minutes getting worried?
Send to Dr.: Take your husband to the dr. As it appears he may have an ulcer or gall stones or several other possible conditions that may require treatment before it gets too serious. Best wishes. ...Read more
If you blood sugar goes up to say 150 after eating sugar, will it come down FASTER if you exercise right after consumption as opposed to being idle?
Diagnosed with hypoglycaemia. It occurs typically after eating high carb meals... Sometimes, as soon as 10 Minutes. 130 down to 55. What can cause it?
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They may be able to control your issue or they may need to refer you immediately to a specialist in the hospital.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Is it normal for your stomach to look bigger after eating, then to go down after a few hours or so?
Yes it is: This is normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it ok to sleep 30 minutes after eating a small snack? I hear that it slows your metabolism down but I should be fine?
Snack before bed ok: It is ok to eat a small snack before bed. However, this could help cause heartburn or esophageal reflux once you lay down. Ther is some concern about easier weight gain when eating shortly before bed. Sumo wrestlers in japan routinely sleep after a big meal to help them put on weight. ...Read more
After eating food it hurts down on my upper inner thigh (s) (near my buttchecks & next to my scrotom). What could this be?
Eating hurts: Hurting down on your upper inner thighs is unlikely to be related to eating food. You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Why does my blood sugar drop after eating? One hour before eating it was 126 and right after eating a turkey wrap it went down to 79.
Insulin secretion: Our bodies anticipate and secrete things as needed, in addition to basal rates. A prandial secretion of Insulin easily explains why your blood sugar falls to 79 after eating; if you have no symptoms, I wouldn't worry about it unless you are taking diabetic medications that would artificially affect Insulin levels. ...Read more
. horrible pain in ribs on right side. Have to stretch out to ellieviate it some. Constant coughing worse lying down/after eating. Winded?
Constant cough!: If you have been coughing constantly and have rib pain (whcih may be due to the coughing) and it has not improved in a few days as normal colds do, you need to get checked to find out what is wrong. See your doc soon. If pain worsens and hurts even if not coughing or with deep breaths, you have fever, or trouble breathing, leg swelling, etc., , go to ER. ...Read more
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