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Why Do I Feel Bloated After I Eat
Various reasons: Nausea after eating could be due to gallstones, ulcer, gastroparesis (inability for the stomach to quickly empty), cancer, stress, gastritis, side effects of medications, among others. To delineate cause, go see your doctor who will perform a history, exam, and perhaps order tests to help make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Find cause of nausea: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary/ pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more
Hydrate, food, acid: You may be feeling sick to you stomach for a multitude of reasons. You may not have enough food in your system for the activity you are performing. Secondly, you may not be well hydrated which can also make you feel nauseous. Lastly, you may have an excess build up of Lactic Acid in your system from a tough workout and thus you need to refuel, rehydrate and rest. ...Read more
Seek medical care: Your question suggests that you are nauseated often, especially when you are hungry or just before mealtimes but that eating tends to make your nausea worse. If that is what you mean then you may have any of a number of conditions - stomach ulcers, stomach irritation such as gastritis, acid reflux, and even gallbladder and pancreas disorders. Please see a physician soon. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what and how much you're talking about. Get full real fast, with or without losing weight, nausea, vomiting could be a symptom of serious issues like stomach or duodenal ulcer, mass lesions, lymphoma, enlarged liver, spleen, or pancreas. May be related to constipation, or gyn issues see your doc. ...Read more
You shouldn't: After a meal, especially a large meal, they body diverts more energy to the intestines to digest the food. Energy now not available for other purposes. Also, meals rich in refined carbs (sugars and starches) may cause a rapid rise in blood sugar then increased Insulin output and a subsequent dramatic drop in blood sugar. That may also cause fatigue. Healthier meals should not cause fatigue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intolerance or more?: Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being to avoid eating gluten. ...Read more
Bloating: One of the chemicals associated with sex called prostaglandin is also associated with bowel activity. If you had something like IBS you could have some post coital bloating. Some women with endometriosis sometimes complain of bloating and gas like cramping. Infection would be a possible but less likely issue. Try some gas x or simethicone before having sex (maybe 30-60min before) ...Read more
Stomach: This could represent gastritis, stomach ulcer or poor digestion. This can be brought on by stress and anxiety. You may need to work on those issues. In the meantime, try some antacids and you might want to try some food enzymes with meals to assist digestion. Probiotics to eliminate lower bowel gas and see your doctor if the problem persists despite these measures. ...Read more
Dyspepsia : The most common causes of indigestion are eating too much or too fast, Acid Reflux, gastritis, gastric ulcer, Functional dyspepsia (motility problem of stomach). Dyspepsia is common among patients with UC. Also Gluten sensitivity is common among patients with UC which may cause Dyspepsia. Talk to your Gasteroenterologist. ...Read more
Find cause of nausea: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even reaction to stress. Find ; treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more
I can't give you....: .a specific diagnosis, but can relate some possibilities. Overeating, eating too quickly, gastric reflux (acid indigestion), gall bladder problems, meds like metformin, fatty foods, stress, anxiety or guilt and incomplete emptying of the stomach (gastroparesis) are all possibilities. I probably left out a few. In any case, it's not normal, so see your doctor! Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
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