Stomach pains can be the worst. They are powerful enough to get even the strongest on their knees. They ruin your moment and dull your mood. But not anymore, because this article will pass on some helpful tips. These will enable you to get rid of stomach pain as soon as it comes knocking on your front door.
The first tip is to drink water. Being dehydrated makes digestion difficult, increasing the likelihood of a stomach upset. It is most efficient to drink lots of water frequently, in small amounts within the first 36 hours of a stomach upset. If you vomit, try sucking on ice cubes instead to prevent dehydration.
When you have a stomach upset, keep away from foods that are hard to digest. This includes; rich or creamy foods such as yogurts, fried or fatty foods such as potato fries, and salty or heavily preserved foods such as instant noodles.
You should try eating plain, well-cooked rice instead. It does not contain any salts or spices, which intensify stomach upsets. Rice is highly recommended for when you get diarrhea because it absorbs fluids that may contain toxins.
It adds bulk to stool because it's a high-binding food. It also eases stomach pain due to its high levels of magnesium and potassium, which have anti-inflammatory benefits.
Try adding one teaspoon of good quality cinnamon powder/cinnamon sticks to meals, or mix with hot boiled water to make tea. This helps ease indigestion. It contains antioxidants that reduce irritations and damage in the digestive tract.
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Smoking only further irritates the tender tissue already sore from stomach acids. Drinking even just a small amount of alcohol also produces more acid than usual in the stomach. This results in a damaged stomach lining.
Take chamomile tea. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent which helps your stomach muscles relax, eliminating stomach pain. You can also eat ginger in food or drink it in tea.
It helps in reducing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Ginger also increases stomach contractions. This aids in moving foods causing indigestion more quickly down the gut.
Finally, avoid lying down. We got used to being told to lie on our stomachs whenever we got a tummy ache. Biologically, this is not recommended. Lying in a horizontal position makes acid in the stomach travel backward/move upwards, resulting in heartburn. This is called acid reflux. It often causes nausea, gas, bloating, or vomiting.
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