9 Tips for Reducing Nausea

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9 Tips for Reducing Nausea

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Everyone hates feeling nauseous. The sick feeling in your stomach can build from an illness, stress or hormones, and the queasier you feel, the harder it becomes to ignore. Anyone can suffer from nausea. It may be caused by morning sickness, stomach bugs, motion sickness or a hangover. Try using these nine natural ways to decrease nausea symptoms and feel better faster.

1. Eat Slowly

Nausea can occur if you eat your food too quickly. Try slowing down and chewing longer to avoid wolfing down your food. Carrying on a conversation while you eat will naturally force you to eat slower, too.

2. Address Motion Sickness

Many people who become motion sick in vehicles know they have this tendency. You can try to prevent it by:

  • Not reading or looking at your phone during car rides
  • Limiting your food and drink while you travel
  • Sitting in the back seat and always facing forward

3. Avoid Strong Odors

Sometimes an overpowering scent can spark nausea. You can stay out of places that have overwhelming odors when possible, but if your nausea is triggered by common smells such as gas at a filling station, you may not be able to stay away from them.

4. Make Your Diet Bland

Bland foods are less likely to cause digestive stress than ones with strong tastes or smells. Until you feel better, limit yourself to a diet of spice-free foods, such as bananas, applesauce and broiled chicken.

5. Do Not Exercise After Eating

Your parents probably told you not to go swimming for at least an hour after eating. While you may have laughed it off as a child, adults see that it may have merit. Exercising right after you eat is a recipe for belly distress.

6. Stick to Clear Liquids

Anything too sweet may further upset your stomach. Stay with clear liquids, such as broth and water. Some people do better with really cold beverages, so experiment to see if that works for you.

7. Avoid Greasy Foods

When you feel nauseous, you may not feel like eating much at all. If you do decide to have a bite, avoid fried foods. The grease on a hamburger, french fries or fish stick can make your stomach cramp up and may induce vomiting.

8. Rest Until You Feel Better

Rest is the universal cure for almost any ailment. When you lie down, even if you don’t take a nap, you may find nausea goes away on its own. Try to avoid stressful thoughts while you rest, too.

9. Use an IV for Nausea

Whether you need the IV for a stomach ache or an IV for morning sickness, you will feel better when you are hydrated. Dehydration can worsen your nausea, and getting enough fluids in your body may lessen the severity of your symptoms.  We can administer several medications to immediately resolve Nausea, heartburn, and headache  Contact Arizona IV Medics today or call or text us at 623-521-5034 to learn about our in-home treatment options.

Matt Heistan
Matt Heistan
Matt is the CEO of AZ IV Medics. Matt has over 10 years of experience in the emergency medicine field. Matt Attended Westwood High School, Scottsdale Community College and the University of Maryland where he received a BS in Psychology. Matt is a 10-year USAF veteran and has been an EMT since 1999. After separating from the USAF, Matt was hired by the Peoria AZ Fire Dept. where he has worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for the last 10 years. Matt is a life-long athlete, from college football to powerlifting, to Crossfit, to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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