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The most common causes of upset stomach: Is alcohol one of them?

Stomach problems: everyone experiences some type of stomach discomfort at some point. There are dozens of different types of stomach problems, with some of the most common causes being alcohol consumption and stomach ulcers. In this article, we will teach you everything about the different types of stomach problems, including the causes and symptoms, and tell you what you can try do to relieve stomach pain.

Stomach pain / abdominal pain after eating
This is one of the most common forms of stomach pain and at the same time one of the least dangerous. The cause of this pain is simply the food you consume. It's likely due to one of the following:

● You eat too much
● You eat too spicy
● You eat too fatty

In these cases, try to eat a varied diet and always leave some room in your stomach. You will notice that you no longer have stomach pain after eating. If the stomach pain persists, the cause can be determined by means of a stomach examination.

Food poisoning occurs when you consume contaminated food or water. The symptoms of food poisoning can vary depending on the specific cause and severity of the contamination. Common symptoms include.

● Diarrhea
● Abdominal cramps
● Vomiting
● Nausea

Usually, food poisoning will go away on its own within 1 to 5 days, but in exceptional cases, the poisoning can be so severe that you need to go to the hospital. If the stomach problems persist for more than 5 days, it is certainly advisable to consult your doctor.

Stomach problems due to stress In addition to the fact that stress is partly responsible for many ailments (think of obesity, high cholesterol, etc.), it is also one of the causes of stomach problems. You are probably wondering how this is possible.

Stress causes your body to be in the so-called "flight or fight" status. In this state, your body thinks that you are about to flight or run, causing your stomach to "lock up." But how do you prevent this stress? Preventing stomach problems caused by stress is not easy, but fortunately there are some things you can do to help yourself.

● Eat healthier
● More vegetables, more fruit
● Eat products with magnesium
● Fewer empty carbohydrates (sugars and easily digestible carbohydrates, such as pasta)
● Exercise
● Disconnect from anything digital for at least an hour a day, so: turn off email, phone, television, laptop, tablet.

Eating healthier

Several scientific studies have shown that magnesium can reduce stress and may even help prevent stomach ulcers. You can easily increase the proportion of magnesium in your diet by always choosing whole grain varieties and by eating at least 300 grams of vegetables every day.


By exercising, your body produces endorphins, which make you happier. At the same time, this substance suppresses the stress hormone, which can help prevent stomach ulcers as well.

Disconnecting from digital devices

The constant accessibility and exposure to digital devices such as smartphones and tablets, can contribute to feelings of stress and make it challenging to unwind, which increases the chance of prolonged stress and can contribute to the development of stomach ulcers. Set boundries and establish specific periods during the day when you disconect from your digital devices , for example allocate an hour before bed time as a device free time to help your mind and body prepare for sleep.

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