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Upset Stomach

An upset stomach is a condition which refers to any problems with your stomach. It is a common problem and almost anyone has experienced some symptoms at some point in life. An upset stomach is not dangerous if it is mild and temporary, but chronic and severe cases require proper treatment. The usual symptoms of an upset stomach include fullness after eating a little food, pain in the abdomen and burning sensation in the abdomen. You may also experience nausea, bloating, sour taste in the mouth and gas. More serious cases involve loss of appetite, loss of weight, vomiting, cramps in the abdomen, blood in the stool and jaundice. An upset stomach can be a consequence of a medical condition such as gastritis, peptic ulcers or gallstones, medications, stress, and smoking. The common causes of an upset stomach are eating food that triggers stomach problems and drinking too much alcohol, coffee and carbonated drinks.

Homeopathic Remedies

The best homeopathic remedy for an upset stomach is Nux Vomica. It is recommended in case of pain and cramps in the abdomen, which are caused by eating too much and drinking too much alcohol. Another useful remedy is Pulsatilla, which is used for pain and discomfort in the abdomen caused by eating greasy food. Bryonia is good for easing nausea, pain in the stomach and bad taste in the mouth. Carbo vegetabilis is recommended in cases of burning pain in the stomach, cramps and gases.

Natural Treatment

Plenty of herbs and herbal teas may help you ease the symptoms of an upset stomach. Fennel seeds are quite useful in calming the stomach. You can chew them or make tea out of them. Other teas which are recommended for an upset stomach include chamomile tea, ginger tea, peppermint tea and lemon tea. If you want to improve the taste of your tea, you can sweeten it with some honey. Low fat yogurt and soy yogurt are good for restoring the flora in your intestines. Apples and bananas are also recommended for easing an upset stomach.

Prevention

In order to prevent an upset stomach, you should avoid eating food that causes your problems. Such food includes greasy food, spicy food, chocolate and citrus fruits. You should stop smoking and avoid alcohol, coffee and carbonated beverages. You should eat more frequently, but smaller amounts of food. Also try to avoid stressful situations. Regular exercises and keeping the normal weight can prevent problems with the stomach. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids every day and eat healthy food.

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