Gastric problems are usually more common in diabetics who have had the condition for longer, and is mostly caused by neuropathy affecting certain nerves in the digestive system. Most crucially is the vagus nerve, which controls a lot of the stomach functions.
tips to prevent gastric pain
- 1. Eat smaller but more frequent meals. If you often suffer from indigestion, have five to six smaller meals a day, rather than three square meals.
- 2. Eat on time and avoid skipping meals. ...
- 3. Consume less irritating foods. ...
- 4. Drink alcohol in moderation. ...
- 5. Quit smoking. ...
- 6. Better manage your stress.
Here are just a few possible causes of abdominal pain and bloating:
- ● Constipation.
- ● Lactose intolerance or another food intolerance or allergy.
- ● Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or indigestion.
- ● Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- ● Kidney stones, gallstones, or an inflamed gallbladder.
The term "heart burn" is very misleading, as it has nothing to do with the heart. It is a stomach problem that occurs when stomach acid comes into contact with the oesophagus. The oesophagus is the tube that food goes down when you swallow and ends at the stomach.
Diabetics can sometimes suffer with heartburn as a result of damage to the nerves that control the lower oesophogeal sphincter, or the valve at the entrance of the stomach.
This means that after a meal, especially if lying down, the lower oesophageal sphincter does not tighten sufficiently and can let some acidic stomach content back into the oesophagus that can burn and feel irritated or painful.
A condition caused by the same degeneration of the vagus nerve is gastroparesis which is the inability of the stomach to empty, and push food into the intestine. If this occurs, the stomach will stay fuller for longer, opening up more opportunities for heart burn.
What causes a person to vomit blood?
Stomach ulcer or severe gastritis. If you vomit blood and also have a burning or gnawing pain in your tummy, the most likely causes are a stomach ulcer or severe inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis). Bleeding occurs when the ulcer or inflammation damages an underlying artery.
When should you go to the doctor for vomiting?
Schedule a doctor's visit. Make an appointment with your doctor if: Vomiting lasts more than two days for adults, 24 hours for children under age 2 or 12 hours for infants. You've had bouts of nausea and vomiting for longer than one month.