An upset stomach can occur without warning for various reasons. Some people simply have a sensitive stomach, and certain kinds of food – or combinations of food – will trigger an upset stomach. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of eating too much. Whatever the reason may be, having an upset stomach is not a pleasant thing. The good news is that, more often than not, an upset stomach does not last for a long time and it normally goes away on its own. Here’s even better news – there are a lot of things you can do to relieve an upset stomach without having to see a doctor, and there are also a lot of things that you can do to avoid an upset stomach.
If you have a history of getting an upset stomach, then you ought to pay attention to what triggers an attack. By doing so, you can avoid food and combinations of food that cause your upset stomach. When you find yourself starving to death – figuratively, of course – resist the temptation to wolf down your food when you do get a chance to eat. This is one common cause of an upset stomach.
If you are already experiencing an upset stomach, you can try some home remedies that have worked for so many people. One thing that you can do is to avoid eating if you can. This will help your stomach settle down on its own. If you are hungry, stick to non-fatty and bland food. Clear soups, crackers, and plain bread will take care of your hunger, as well as keep your stomach from getting more upset.
You can also make some ginger or peppermint tea. These plants have long been known to have stomach-soothing properties. Drinking these beverages warm helps even more.