Everyone has faced such a problem at least once in their life. We learned the opinion of a gastroenterologist, why nausea can occur after a fatty meal. As it turned out, there are only two main reasons for this.
There are only two main reasons. A gastroenterologist talks about them.
Sometimes lunch or even a simple snack with something fatty starts to beg back and there is an unpleasant feeling of nausea. We asked gastroenterologist Anna Yurkevich why this happens.
There are several reasons for this:
- Banal overeating. As a rule, fatty food means multi-component dishes: fatty meat, French fries with sauce, a sandwich with a thick layer of butter and cheese, a cake, and so on. Often we cannot limit ourselves to one piece, hence overeating. It is difficult for the stomach and intestines to cope with a large amount of food, food leaves the stomach more slowly. A larger than usual amount of bile and pancreatic juice is needed. And, as a result, at first you feel heaviness under the spoon, and then nausea may join.
- Fatty food relaxes the valve that is located between the esophagus and the stomach, so stomach contents are easily thrown into the esophagus. Clinically, this manifests itself as heartburn and nausea, and this already further inhibits the digestion process. Hence the unpleasant feelings.
We remind you that if the feeling of nausea appears after any meal and it happens often, you should consult a doctor and find out what is preventing you from eating normally.