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Why Do I Get Heartburn When I'm Hungry
This is usually..: ...attributed to low blood sugar. Most people naturally eat frequently enough to avoid their blood sugar dropping too low causing hypoglycemia. It is very unusual that a person truly has something wrong with her pancreas and blood sugar metabolism. Most often, just remembering to eat something at least every 3 to 4 hours will do the trick. But if this doesn't help, see your doctor for testing:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ur body speaks...: Diarrhea could suggest feelings of loss of control or feeling unprepared & disorganized. Diarrhea reflects a fear of the next step because we have not yet handled this particular area of our life. We are "running" for it. In this way, it does seem to relate to nervousness! the body speaks in metaphors & of course the more info available, the easier the interpretation...&healing...Wishing u well! ...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
Low blood sugar: These symptoms relate to low blood sugar. It suggests that you might have a condition called glucose intolerance. Your doctor can evaluate you and a special diet may be indicated. If you are overweight, it aggravates the problem and weight loss and more exercise will help. ...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
Many reasons: If you are sexually active you should check to see if you could be pregnant. If not, see your doctor who can do other tests to find a cause. ...Read more
Uncertain: There are numerous possibile reasons, so see either your primary care provider or a gastroenterologist (intestinal tract expert) for evaluation. ...Read more
Connected: It is very common for individuals when anxious to experience gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea. The wiring between the brain and the gut is quite complex and bidirectional. Thus the gut influences the brain and the brain the gut. One example is when acutely anxious/feeling threatened blood flow is diverted away from the GI tract as it is needed to elsewhere to let us fight/flee. ...Read more
Cerebral Metab Dys: The only source of energy your brain has available to it is glucose. When not present there is decreased cerebral metabolism and that can result in intellectual, motor and emotional dysfunction. One of those manifestations is sleepiness and lethargy. It is worth investigating as the treatment is different depending upon the cause. A 2 hour glucose tolerance test can be useful. Good luck. ...Read more
When we get: Nervous the fight flight freeze response turns on to help us run or fight off the danger, be it a tiger, boss, or friend. Blood goes to arms and legs, and away from areas not needed for survival at that time such as digestion and sexuality. Herbert benson's relaxation response book will tell you more and teach you a way to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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