Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

What is a Queasy Stomach?

A queasy stomach or an upset stomach, as it is commonly known as, has several causes. A queasy stomach occurs when the mucosal lining in the stomach gets inflamed or irritated. A queasy stomach is also accompanied with a feeling of heaviness and bloating, resulting in a lot of discomfort.

What Causes a Queasy Stomach?

The various factors that lead to a queasy stomach are.

Food & Drinks Leading to Queasy Stomach

An upset stomach can result from the something you ate and drank.

Overeating or Binge Drinking. A queasy stomach can be a result of eating and drinking too much.

Food Poisoning. If a food contaminated with bacteria or parasites, is eaten, it can upset the stomach, with nausea, vomiting, and fever being the accompanying symptoms along with queasy stomach.

Food Type. Eating a certain type of food, such as greasy, oily, spicy and fatty food can upset the stomach or lead to a queasy stomach.

Queasy Stomach Caused by Lifestyle Factors

There are certain lifestyle factors leading to a queasy stomach, such as Stress, Smoking, excessive caffeine and alcohol, eating fats or eating on the run and eating while travelling.

Medical Reasons Leading to Queasy Stomach

A queasy or an upset stomach can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as gastrointestinal reflux disease, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome or an intestinal infection.

Pregnancy can also be a reason for a queasy stomach. For this, you need to do a pregnancy test before starting any of treatment.

Symptoms of a Queasy Stomach

The symptoms of a queasy stomach include. heartburn, nausea, belching, acidic taste, vomiting, bloating, burning in the upper abdomen or stomach, growling in the stomach and sometimes even diarrhea.

How To Diagnose What Is Leading To A Queasy Stomach?

A queasy stomach can be diagnosed by the doctor if the patient gives a detailed symptom picture. Just pain in the stomach cannot help the physician to give an accurate diagnosis. To rule out any medical condition leading to a queasy stomach, x-ray and other lab tests are also advised. The physician might also advise endoscopy to look closely at the inside of the stomach. Endoscopy is done using an endoscope, which is a flexible instrument consisting of light and a camera to look at the inside of the stomach and diagnose the cause of queasy stomach.

How is Queasy Stomach Treated?

The treatment of a queasy stomach depends more on the treatment of the underlying disease causing the symptom of queasy stomach.

Mostly the symptoms of queasy stomach resolve on their own without any treatment. But if the condition worsens, for example if you have excessive fatigue, tarry stool, bleeding from the rectum, unexplained weight loss, or blood in vomiting along with queasy stomach, you should consult a doctor. The doctor may prescribe certain medications which relieve the symptoms of a queasy stomach to get over with the discomforts.

Various home and natural remedies also are capable of relieving the symptoms of queasy stomach. A queasy stomach can be managed well at home, but in case of severity or recurrence, it is advisable to be treated by a certified health professional. Finding out what is leading to a queasy stomach is important, as avoiding the cause of the condition is the best cure.

Easy Tips To Prevent Queasy Stomach

Few tips which can help get relief from a queasy stomach are:

  • Drink fluids after meals rather than in between to prevent queasy stomach.
  • Relax after meals to prevent queasy stomach.
  • Avoid late hours binging to prevent queasy stomach.
  • Avoid alcoholic and spicy beverages to prevent queasy stomach.
  • Eat your meals slowly.
  • To prevent queasy stomach, do not talk while chewing food.
  • Close your mouth and eat.
Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: March 12, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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