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Why Does Soda Help An Upset Stomach
Old fashion Rx: A few decades ago we routinely advised patients to sip a little flat cola over ice chips to settle a stomach. Now they have an otc product "emetrol" that is based on the same idea. It works for some. The idea is to take small volumes frequently until the stomach stops the spasms. ...Read more
Over the past few weeks I've been feeling naseous, and seem to have an upset stomach often. I drink a lot of soda (2-3 cans). Could that be the cause?
Distension of your stomach can produce nausea and gas with soda is a GREAT "distender".....why don't you quit the soda for a while and see if this helps??????
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More specific please: "upset stomach" is not enough information to help you. Do you have nausea with/without vomiting, fullness, bloating, gassiness, pain (if so in what location (s)), bleeding, diarrhea/constipation/change in baseline bowel habits, tenderness, distension? Are you pregnant, have underlying disease, >60? ...Read more
Adrenalin: When people are anxious, the brain initiates a "fight or flight" response--as though one is being physically threatened. Hormones in the bloodstream (and direct nervous system connections) cause many physical changes associated with survival. One is to try to empty the stomach. Sir laurence olivier had such bad stage fright he threw up before every performance! ...Read more
Ginger ale (slightly: Flattened).The simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more
Try ginger: Nausea can be triggered by the brain or my GI irritants. Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. ...Read more
Unsure: There are many causes for an upset stomach. Local causes may include:gastritis, celiac disease, ulcers, tumors and blockages. Non-local GI causes include:gallbladder disease, small or large bowel obstruction. Other causes include:central nervous system disorders. Medications can also cause this. Your dr should be able to help you find out your specific reason. ...Read more
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GI Upset: Nausea can be triggered by the brain or my GI irritants. Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. ...Read more
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