Nausea is certainly not a pleasant phenomenon and it is one of the most common indicators that something is wrong, or a symptom of various diseases. Many of us have experienced it and we all certainly have our own ways of dealing with it. We reveal to you some of our own.
It is very important to know that nausea is not a disease in itself, but it is a symptom of another disease. Nausea is usually the result of poor and slow work of the digestive system when digested food usually moves in the wrong direction in the intestines. The reasons why people suffer from nausea can be really different. Some of them are:
- Nausea due to driving or seasickness
- Food allergy
- Morning sickness
- Stomach flu
- Intense pain
- Emotional stress
- Food poisoning
- Certain medications
- Reflux disease
Other causes of nausea can be appendicitis, eating disorders, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis, thyroid problems, irritable bowel syndrome, and milk allergies. No matter what the cause of your nausea, it is important not to ignore it and to see a doctor. Explain exactly what is happening to you and what other symptoms you feel besides nausea.
Dietary tips if you have problems with nausea
If you have problems with nausea, there are several eating habits that you should follow, and because of which the nausea will be alleviated.
- Never let your stomach be completely empty. Eat one small meal every one to two hours.
- Eat simple foods low in fat and high in fiber such as cooked cereals (rice, millet, oatmeal, boiled potatoes, bananas or buckwheat).
- Each meal should consist of foods that combine well with each other and that stimulate digestion.
- If you have nausea while driving, it would be best to lie down while driving, breathe fresh air and avoid reading. If you travel by car, try to stand every few hours to get out, take a walk and breathe in the fresh air.
- Do not eat or drink at the same time. It is best to drink something at least 30 minutes after a meal. That way, you will prevent nausea.
- Drink plenty of fluids between meals, mostly water or tea.
- Do not lie down after a meal.
- If you have severe nausea, eat a small meal before bed and keep a small snack by the bed to eat during the night or in the morning after waking up.
- Avoid fatty foods, dairy products, sweets, highly spicy foods, alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine.
- Avoid medications that can upset the stomach.
If you feel the need to vomit, feel free to vomit and do not resist the urge, because it simply does not make sense. Most people feel much better after vomiting. If you vomit, make sure you drink fluids that will not irritate your stomach further. Drink plain or sour water, fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
The best natural remedies for nausea
Deep breathing. Deep and slow breathing has been proven to stop nausea, especially in patients recovering from surgery and anesthesia. They are advised to breathe slowly and deeply, inhale through the nose, and exhale through the mouth three times. Within five minutes, 50 percent of patients feel better. Deep breathing also helps with nausea while driving.
Ginger. One of certainly the best foods when it comes to nausea. Ginger has been proven to relieve nausea caused by chemotherapy by as much as 40 percent as well as morning sickness. You can drink ginger tea or take capsules that contain it.
Acupressure. Pressure on a certain point on the body has been proven to alleviate nausea caused by driving, chemotherapy, postoperative period or morning sickness. That point is on your wrist. To find it, place the fingers of the hand on the wrist so that the little finger is placed right next to the beginning of the palm, parallel. In that case, the point should be at the index finger. Massage that point for three to five minutes and you will surely feel relief.
Fennel seeds and oil. They are mainly used for stomach problems, and fennel oil has been proven to help babies cope with cramps. You can simply nibble on fennel seeds, you can drink teas or take supplements.
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