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"There are a number of reasons why the level of hydrochloric acid rises and causes a stomachache of this type. Many of these underlying causes have to do with lifestyle choices. This means it is possible to alter habits and behavior and minimize the recurrence of sour stomach in many cases.
One of the most common causes of this phenomenon has to do with consuming too much food within a couple of hours of retiring for the evening. Many people who choose to eat late in the evening do not allow enough time for their bodies to process the food before positioning themselves in a prone position. This makes it easier for the acid to back into the digestive tract and cause a burning sensation that makes it very difficult to rest. The obvious solution here is to eat earlier in the evening and engage in some light activity, such as walking to help stimulate the digestive process.
Along with consuming too much food too late in the day, the type of food consumed can also lead to a sour stomach. Excess consumption of fatty foods can irritate the stomach and lead to a great deal of pain. While taking an antacid may help ease the discomfort, a better option is to consume less animal fats and consume more nutrient-rich options, such as green vegetables.
The root cause for sour stomach in some cases has nothing to do with the type or amount of food consumed. Instead, the stomach is irritated by the consumption of substances that could be minimized or avoided altogether. Smokers increase their chances of developing a sour stomach. In addition, tobacco consumption can exacerbate any tendency to develop an ulcer. Choosing to quit smoking and avoid the use of tobacco products in general can save the individual a lot of pain and also minimize the chances of developing a peptic ulcer.
Stress can also be involved in the creation of a sour stomach. The emotional state of an individual will often impact the ability of various systems in the body to perform at peak efficiency. Someone who is constantly worried or fearful often find they experience a tightness in the stomach area that leads to indigestion no matter what or when they eat. Often, counseling or engaging in activities to minimize stress levels will also lead to a decrease in problems with indigestion as well. "
A source has not been clarified, but some causes could be from disorders, infections, and diet. While these are not necessarily causes, there are certain risk factors for deve…loping stomach cancer. These include: A diet that is high in salty and smoked foodsA diet that is low in fruits and vegetablesA family history of stomach cancerInfection with the bacteria Helicobacter pyloriLong-term stomach inflammation/chronic gastritisStomach polypsSmokingPernicious anemia(MORE)
Yes. Some individuals have a more sensitive gastrointestinal track and when coffee, which is high acidic, is digested it causes the villi of the small intestines to become irr…itated disrupting normal digestion. As a result, some individuals experience painful abdominal bloating.(MORE)
Although people often feel sleepy after a meal, eating makes the stomach, gallbladder, and pancreas begin important work. Stomach acids and bile salts from the gallbladder beg…in to break down food. Glucose from foods triggers insulin to be released from the pancreas. All the activity going on creates sounds, much like the various humming and ticking sounds when we first turn on a bunch of fans. Doctors and nurses actually listen for sounds from the stomach and intestines (collectively called bowel sounds) to assess whether the digestive tract is healthy and working. While there can be hypermotility sounds, usually a noisy gut is simply the normal digestive workings and should be of no concern. In patients with high gas, the lower bowel (more than the stomach) will give a wide range of sounds. Interestingly, the stomach and bowel make a variety of sounds, from low rumblings to high-pitched "tings" like someone hitting a glass with a spoon.(MORE)
well i read in another website that it can cause pain after a long term use. for some it can cause bleeding. consult your doctor, to be extra sure.Yes it is known to cause sto…mach problems in long-term use, perhaps after a period of 6months and so one. You are bound to suffer small intestine and large intestine bleeding as well as ulceration and perforation.(MORE)
Yes and no, Sour candies in general are the worst candies for you to eat when it comes to your teeth. Sour Patch are the worst of all the sour candies. Sour Patch can create a…cid directly on contact that eats away the enamel on your teeth. I suggest brushing your teeth immediately after eating them I always do.(MORE)
When you have chronic acid reflux, life is sometimes challenging. It is possible for the right lifestyle changes to help control your acid reflux symptoms. Follow these simple… healthy rules to ease your acid reflux symptoms. Diabetes and asthma contribute to acid reflux. Maintaining control over these conditions reduces the(MORE)
A gastrectomy for gastric cancer can impair nutritional status. This article will help individuals with gastrectomy maintain their nutritional status by managing common gastr…ectomy side effects.(MORE)
Heartburn is a painful condition that occurs when your stomach acid starts traveling back up your lower esophageal sphincter. The triggers and causes for heartburn are often t…ied to the foods you eat, including caffeine, spices and fats. Eliminating, or reducing, these foods in your diet helps ease your heartburn(MORE)
For many people, acid reflux is a daily concern. The discomfort of the condition comes from stomach acids entering the esophagus via a leaky valve. The result is a feeling not… unlike heartburn, but is often more serious. If you have acid reflux, you should consider making changes to your(MORE)
Ulcer is caused when the hydrochloric protective layer of the stomach wall is destroyed causing hydrochloric acid which i strongly acidic to corrode the stomach wall causing a…n injury in the stomach and hence pain(MORE)
A bacteria called lactobacilus converts lactose into Lactic acid thus making it sour. Lactic acid buildup due to bacterial activity causes the pH of the milk to drop. Once the… pH drops below pH 4.6, the casein proteins coagulate and forms a curd. The curdling is due to the milk becoming sour.(MORE)
If there is too much stomach acid and not enough stomach mucus, ulcers may form on the stomach wall. Also, excess stomach acid may enter the esophagus through the cardiac sphi…ncter and cause what is commonly known as heartburn.(MORE)
Yes!, I actually have the stomach virus right now and i have had fevers for the past 2 days. All have been at least 100-something. My advice for the fevers is to remember to s…tay hydrated. High fevers=dehydration. Avoid juices especially orange juice and other acidic drinks.Hope I helped!(MORE)
Usually ascites (stomach swelling with fluids) and edema (swelling from fluid collection) in the feet and legs (also called pedal edema and dependent edema) as two signs/sympt…oms together are an indication of the inability of the heart to adequately circulate the blood to move excess fluids from those overload collection places. This can be an indication of Congestive Heart Failure and other disorders and diseases affecting the heart. However, other problems of the circulation, or kidney disorders, etc. can also cause this fluid collection to accumulate. These signs are usually something not to ignore because the common conditions that cause them are serious and might indicate organ insufficiency or impending failure. Seeing your health care professional for assessment would be important to not delay. Try to avoid excess salt in your diet in the interim since it will increase the tendency to hold the fluids in those tissues. Advice usually includes that you should get evaluated urgently if there is chest pain or discomfort and/or shortness of breath (especially on exertion).(MORE)
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