More often than not, we feel a burning sensation in stomach. It entails fatigue, discomfort, pain and stress, that makes even simple tasks hard to execute. The reason behind the burning sensation varies. It can be because of indigestible food, infections, the health problems, the increased use of antibiotics, the use of chemicals in food and chlorinated water. If the food you eat is not digested in the stomach, the system starts to clog up, resulting in a burning sensation in stomach. This means that indigestion has occurred which further leads to heartburn.
Reasons behind the burning sensation and how to deal with it:
One of the reasons behind the burning sensation is lactose intolerance. This is basically the inability of your body to digest any product with milk in it. So, if you are lactose intolerant and end up eating such a food that contains lactose, then, you will start to feel the burning sensation due to the lactose which not only disturbs the digestion, but also blocks it. This is most commonly found in Africans and Asians, but anyone can become intolerant.
In order to prevent burning sensation because of this, then, you simply need to avoid dairy products. So, you have to make sure that you read the labels of the food before buying it or eating it.
Poor digestion is caused because of overeating, or because of eating very quickly which also leads to indigestion. Some people also have a bit of trouble in digesting specific kinds of foods like spicy foods, gluten, starches and dairy products because of which they feel that uncomfortable burning sensation.
This situation can also be easily avoided. Instead of having one large meal, you can break down your meals into small and numerous meals. Moreover, you should also spend a greater time on chewing plus avoid such foods that irritate you.
Ulcers in the stomach:
Another common reason behind the burning sensation is stomach ulcers. The pain that you feel during the ulcers is because of the bacterial infections and also because of the great increase in the use of painkillers like naproxen sodium, ibuprofen and aspirin. Ulcers in the stomach can also be caused because of a number of different health conditions too.
The easiest way to eliminate all of the ulcers is with the help of medical treatments as well as a healthy living style. Moreover, one thing that needs to be cleared is that stress is not responsible for ulcers.
GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is simply a type of chronic ingestions which takes place when the acid present in the stomach goes backwards into the mouth all the way through the esophagus. This indigestion mostly occurs when the stomach is unable to break down the food properly. The chance of GERD taking place is further increased because of tomato-based, spicy and citrus foods. The chance is also increased because of smoking, obesity and pregnancy.