Most people experience nausea at some point. Sometimes, there is a direct cause for nausea such as sea sickness, illness, or food poisoning. Women frequently experience nausea during menstruation or pregnancy.
In some cases, people can experience severe or chronic nausea. This can interfere with their everyday lives. When this happens, it becomes hard to work and concentrate.
There is medication for nausea, but this should be a last resort. Prescription medication can have side effects and usually doesn’t treat the root cause. Here are some natural ways you can treat nausea.
There’s a reason they hand out mints after meals.
It’s because mint helps your body digest food. If you are unable to digest food properly, your stomach will be upset.
After eating this usually results in feeling bloated and full. But it could make you nauseous, especially if you ate something bad.
A cup of peppermint tea is a great way to settle your stomach after a heavy meal. Even if you haven’t had a lot to eat, peppermint can settle your stomach. If you don’t want tea, just eat some mints.
Mints usually don’t have any calories. Another option is to chew sugar-free mint gum. This will help ease stomach pain as well.
Other ingredients that settle the stomach are lavender, chamomile, ginger, and fennel. Find these herbs at your local tea shop or look for a tea that contains all of these ingredients.
Hot tea is the best option, but iced helps as well.
Stress is a common cause of nausea.
Stress can refer to mental as well as physical stress. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can also cause nausea.
Cannabis can help settle your stomach as well as treat the root cause. While nausea itself usually isn’t a condition that qualifies you for a medical marijuana card, there are related issues that do.
Here is an article with information on qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card in Ohio. Other states have different conditions. Thankfully, the legislation in most states is loosening when it comes to medical marijuana.
When purchasing marijuana, it’s always important to buy from a licensed dispensary. It’s the only way you can control the quality of the product.
Buying from somewhere else could only make your nausea worse, and that’s the last thing that you want to have happen.
Certain cannabis strains are better for treating nausea than others.
Sleep directly impacts your gut health.
Disrupted sleep patterns will affect your appetite. It will also affect your mealtimes. Eating a lot at night is not good for your stomach.
Most people need at least eight hours of sleep a night. A solid nine hours is actually ideal. Don’t think of yourself as lazy for sleeping so long.
If you sleep well, you will be more efficient and productive. Your stomach will thank you for the rest as well.
When you start feeling nauseous, lie down for a bit. It could be your body’s way of telling you that it’s time for a nap.
Your stomach needs to be stretched out like any other muscle.
Yoga will help your stomach relax. Here is a list of yoga poses that will help ease your nausea.
Regular yoga practice will strengthen your stomach. Once you’re already feeling nauseous, you probably won’t feel like doing yoga.
When this happens, choose easier poses. Some yoga can even be done lying down. And if it’s too painful, just focus on taking deep breaths.
Practicing yoga before you go to bed will help you sleep better, too.
Dehydration is a common cause of nausea.
Many people suffer dehydration without ever knowing it. They usually think that their symptoms are caused by something else.
But the culprit is usually water. You should be drinking at least two liters of water every day. If you exercise or live in extreme heat, you need more.
Water is not the only way to hydrate your body. Without a healthy diet, there is no way your body can absorb water.
Eating fruits and vegetables will help increase your liquid intake.