Many times, especially after meals (but not necessarily), a person may feel bloated and uncomfortable. The reasons for why this could happen might be many, but it is not always that people are aware of the same. All these telltale signs could be indicative of a queasy stomach. Experiencing a queasy feeling in your stomach will give rise to certain typical symptoms like nausea, dizziness and gas and make you restless as well as hamper your daily activities. In order to deal with this condition, it is important to know what the causes are so that it helps you to take immediate action.
A queasy stomach could be caused due to many reasons. The symptoms of this will be as follows and can be deciphered from the following conditions.
Dysmotility is a condition that is marked by feeling full all the time, as well as experiencing a bloated feeling. One may even feel a dull ache in their stomach, burp a lot and be generally uncomfortable. This happens, not necessarily after a meal but as more of a continuous feeling. Why does this happen? Dysmotility is indicative of a condition where the stomach's digestive system becomes slow and uncoordinated. When one consumes food, it should be processed in your stomach and then make its way to the intestines; but when you suffer from dysmotility, the food remains in the stomach and leads to a heaviness, thereby making you feel queasy. This could happen for a number of reasons:
- Regular consumption of alcohol can considerably lower the stomach's processing powers.
- Eating heavy midnight snacks or having food at odd hours can also get one feeling bloated. This is due to the fact that the digestive powers have 'shut down' and the necessary secretions required for digestion are not being produced.
- Having heavy and rich foods or foods that are fatty are extremely difficult for the stomach to process, thus making the entire process slow.
- Eating meals on the run without a proper schedule leads to a queasy stomach. This is because you are not letting the stomach digest the food properly and are constantly loading it instead.
- When you don't have a balanced meal at regular times, it confuses the stomach and it cannot digest the food properly.
Indigestion or dyspepsia is accompanied with a feeling of fullness during and after meals, and burning or aches in the upper abdomen. Indigestion can be caused by several factors. Some of these are:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - This is a condition that develops in the digestive tract.
- Other conditions could include cancer, peptic ulcer disease, abnormal functioning of the pancreas and bile ducts.
- Abnormal Motility - This refers to the squeezing and relaxing action of the muscles during the time of receiving, digesting and passing on the food to the small intestine.
Acidity, as the name suggests, has got to do with the stomach acids. This condition occurs when there is excess secretion of acids by the gastric glands of the stomach. This then results in a queasy feeling in the stomach. It is almost always accompanied by gas and heartburn. There are several reasons that can lead to acidity. These are:
- Not maintaining proper meal timings.
- Keeping awake till late hours.
- Consuming too much alcohol.
- Regular consumption of a lot of spicy or fried foods.
- Excessive smoking.
- Skipping breakfast and staying on an empty stomach for long.
- Eating rich and fatty foods.
- As a result of pregnancy.
- Improper functioning of the digestive system.
- Experiencing negative emotions.
- Hyper secretion of hydrochloric acid.
Nausea is that uncomfortable queasy feeling that you get in the pit of the stomach. It is often followed or preceded by a need to vomit. Nausea can even lead to a feeling of heaviness and ringing in the head but it mostly concentrates in the stomach. Nausea could be indicative of several other problems. Some of these are: bulimia, diabetes, food poisoning, appendicitis, depression, brain tumor, flu, gastroenteritis, kidney failure, bowel obstruction, pregnancy, etc.
One can undertake several steps to remedy the problems caused by the varied symptoms of a queasy stomach. Here are some of the same:
- When you start experiencing queasiness, lie or sit down. This will settle your stomach.
- Sometimes there is a blockage in the anal tract and it can cause queasiness. Passing stools might give you the much-needed relief.
- Drink water and other fluids. This will settle your stomach.
- Chew on a lime or have lemonade. The sour feeling and rising bile will be quelled.
- If it is gas that is causing the queasy feeling, then have a glass of soda or any other aerated drink.
- Do not eat spicy foods till the time the problem passes. Eat light foods instead.
- Have dry and light foods like oatmeal or crackers. This will aid in settling the stomach without taxing it.
- Sometimes a particular smell can make you queasy. Try smelling something else that gives you a pleasant feeling - like perfume or soap.
- Try having soups and broths for sometime. Chances are that a person suffering from queasiness will have lost his appetite. Broths will replenish his system and will not cause heaviness.
- Take an antacid that has been prescribed by the doctor.
- Prepare a concoction of ginger tea. This gives relief from the queasiness in no time.
- Mix a teaspoon of soda with water and drink it. It will settle the queasiness and gas.