Sour Stomach: Causes, Symptoms & Remedies

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Have you ever experienced body disorders while enjoying your day? There are few things which can ruin your mood and a day as quick as a sour stomach. Basically, the sour stomach is an unpleasant feeling & dreadful symptoms which are associated with your upper gastrointestinal disturbances.

I know how it feels if you are having an unpleasant feeling in your upper gut. Such stomach disorders restrict you from eating what you want. However, it’s not only you having a sour stomach.

Moreover, according to health line, the percentage of the adult population who will experience some gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) within a 12 month period is sixty percent. Furthermore, 20 to 30 percent will have weekly symptoms.

GERD has an adverse effect on people’s life, which includes

  • Reduced enjoyment of food (80 percent)
  • Sleep problems (60 percent)
  • Works concentration difficulties when symptoms were present (40 percent)

Sour Stomach Causes & Symptoms

Causes:

There are various causes which can give you a sour stomach sickness, however, some of the main causes are:

  • Acid reflux & indigestion
  • Greasy, spicy or fatty food
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Eating too quickly (which causes difficulty in food breakdown while digestion)
  • Sleeping or lying down soon after eating
  • Gastro-intestinal (GI) tract infection

Symptoms:

The most commonly experienced symptoms of sour stomach are:

Stomach Ache: Stomach ache can happen for many reasons i.e. over eating, eating too quickly, eating junk food etc.

Bloating: It happens due to excess eating and trouble in breaking down of food particles during digestion. It results in producing gas in stomach, due to which stomach swells temporarily.

Regurgitation: The feeling of stomach acid going up into your mouth or throat. Moreover, this can leave you with a sour taste in your mouth.

Some of the other symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Belching or Burping
  • Acid Reflux
  • Stomach Rumbling/ Stomach noises (Loud gurgling)
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Constipation

Home Remedies 

Some of the basic home remedies for sour stomach are: 

Stand-Up right:

Do not lie down immediately after eating food; it is one of the main reasons for sour stomach. Instead stand upright so that there is enough space between your stomach and esophagus for digestion.

Carrot Juice:

Carrot juice is very useful for treating sour stomach. It absorbs the acid that has found way upwards. So to treat sour stomach, blend some carrots and add some honey and mint for the better effects.

Warm Milk:

A warm cup of milk is also helpful in case of a sour stomach. If you are not lactose allergic all you need is a cup of warm milk it contains bases and fats which are effective in the case of acidic problems. Honey can be added for better taste and treatment.

Banana:

As we all know banana contains potassium which acts as antacid so it can be used for the treatment of sour stomach. Moreover, it covers the stomach wall thus reducing the irritation caused by the sour stomach. Also, eat the required amount of banana to avoid vomiting.

Yogurt:

Yogurt also has the same effect as the banana as it lines up your stomach and reduces the irritation. Moreover, it is lighter than food as a banana so it can be used to avoid nausea or vomiting. Yogurt also speeds up the digestion process.