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Why Does Olive Oil Upset My Stomach
Normal does not mean: healthy; only a statement of assumed/observed frequency, how common/uncommon. This is a huge issue. Medical industry defines normal: average to include the central ~96% of the entire range of any variable; thus average to include nearly everything. But what does this have to do with excellence of health? Nothing, only frequency. Go for abnormally healthy. Nl for 1 may be very abnormal for another. ...Read more
Maldigestion...: Beans contain oligosaccharides - sugars - that humans cannot digest and therefore get passed through the gut to the colon where the bacterial flora break them down producing gas that results in bloating, gas and abdominal distress. Taking a digestive aid such as beano along with the beans may help. Good luck! ...Read more
Several possibilitie: Assuming you're not allergic to wheat, i wonder if it could be what you're putting on the pancakes. If you're putting a lot of thick syrup on the pancakes, you're getting a large osmotic density ( a lot of molecules in a small amount of volume) which can suck water out of body tissue (the stomach). If you're not been drinking much water as you eat, you may want to try more water and less pancake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me why I vomit vegetable oil after eating too much high fat foods? I vomit just the oil and it looks literally like vegetable oil.
Vomit oil: How do you know it is vegetable oil? High fat foods can have animal fats as well. Never heard of this but oil floats to top and thus comes out first. My recommendation is to no eat so much high fat foods. It seems like you body it trying to send you a message. Ask about gall bladder disease. Any in your family? ...Read more
The Why Questions: We could debate this until the next millenium, but the why questions are often unanswerable. They just are. Perhaps you are allergic in some way or cannot digest the meat well. I would avoid red meat for now. ...Read more
Rumbles in the tum: If you drink too fast you swallow a lot of air and that will cause it also its a liquid drink and it sloshes around and that can cause it drink slower and over a longer period of time. ...Read more
Coffee; stomach: Coffee has acids that can irritate stomach (especially one already irritated); caffeine can exacerbate acid reflux. May have gastritis (irritated/inflamed stomach) or peptic ulcer or acid reflux. Can try otc antacids or h2 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec or prevacid, but should see doc if stomach irritation persists. http://www.coffeeresearch.org/science/sourmain.htm. ...Read more
Gastritis: Stomach pain after meals could be related to gastritis/gastric ulcer. Try avoiding alcohol, coffee, tobacco products and eating last meal 2 hours prior to bedtime, in combination with over the counter omeprazole. See your doctor if symptoms do not improve in a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look into it: Apple cider can be very acidic and irritating to a sensitive stomach. Generally it should be tolerated but if you have an ulcer or other inflammatory process of the upper GI tract, the cider could be causing the lesion to be symptomatic. Discuss this with your internist. ...Read more
Why drink it then?: I can think of lots of reasons why you may be experiencing an adverse reaction to a carbonated beverage that contains multiple chemicals (artificial flavors, coloring, and sweeteners). May I suggest you try drinking water, and assessing your response. My answer then becomes quite different if your stomach pain is limited to Diet Pepsi or is generalized to all liquids and ingestants. ...Read more
After eating peanut butter tonight my stomach hurts and I keep getting some lightheadedness. why does this happen when I eat peanut butter?
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