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10 possible causes of nausea after eating

Any number of conditions can make you sick to your stomach after a meal, from food poisoning to pregnancy. A closer look at your other symptoms can help you pinpoint what's causing your nausea. Once you have identified the problem, your doctor can help you find a treatment that will stop you from getting sick to your stomach. Then you can enjoy your meals, nausea free. Here are conditions that can make you nauseated after eating.

1) Food allergies

Certain foods, like shellfish, nuts, or eggs, can fool your immune system into identifying them as harmful foreign invaders. When you eat one of those trigger foods, your immune system launches a series of events that leads to the release of histamine, and other chemicals. These chemicals produce allergy symptoms, which can range from hives, and mouth swelling, to nausea.

2) Food poisoning

Food that sits around for too long or isn't properly refrigerated attracts bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can make you sick. Food poisoning symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, typically start within a few hours after you've eaten contaminated food.

3) Stomach virus.

This common bug, which is sometimes nicknamed the “stomach flu”, infects that intestines, and triggers gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. You can catch a stomach virus by getting too close to someone who's sick, or by eating food or water that's been contaminated with the virus.

4) Pregnancy

One of the earliest signs that you're pregnant is an uneasy, queasy feeling, which often starts during the second month of your pregnancy. Changing hormone levels trigger pregnancy nausea.

5) Acid reflux

A burning feeling behind your breastbone, known as heartburn, is the hallmark symptom of gastroesophageal disease (GERD), but this condition can cause nausea too.

6) Anxiety, and stress

Stress doesn't only take a toll on your emotions. It affects your physical health too. A difficult breakup or job loss can make you lose your appetite, or feel sick after you eat. The nausea should let up once you get your stress under control.

7) Cancer treatment

Some chemotherapy drugs causes nausea as a side effect. The nausea should go away after you have finished the treatment.

8) Gallbladder disease

Gallstones, and other gallbladder diseases can affect your ability to digest fats. As a result, you will feel sick to your stomach, especially after you eat a rich, fatty meal.

9) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a collection of GI symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Nausea is one of the most common complaints in people with IBS.

10) Motion sickness

Some people are especially sensitive to movement. If you are among them, the motion of a moving vehicle will make you feel sick. Eating before or after you ride can make nausea even worse.


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