Symptoms, Aches & Pains
July 16, 2018

Nauseous after eating? Here’s why

You’ve just finished a delicious meal and while it’s hit the spot, you’re starting to feel sick. Urgh. Why are you feeling nauseous? Your digestive system is a collection of organs that work together to break down what you eat or drink. When you eat, the food is digested and the nutrients are turned into energy. The process begins in your mouth when you chew and the food is broken down to be swallowed. Food travels down your food pipe and then to the stomach and intestines. Any problems during these processes may cause nausea after eating. Food poisoning If…
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Gut & digestion
October 27, 2017

How to find out if you have ulcers

How easy is it to get an ulcer? Do they just affect older people? Well, the answers are ‘easier than you think’, and ‘no’, but let’s look at the details. What are ulcers? Basically, an ulcer is an open wound. The most common kind are peptic ulcers which form in the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine. What causes ulcers? Previously, people used to believe that ulcers were caused by spicy food, alcohol or stress. Today we know that most peptic ulcers are caused by: 1. A certain group of bacteria. H. pylori is a group of…
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
May 17, 2017

How to avoid getting sick while traveling

Love to travel, but afraid you may get sick en route? Don’t be. Enjoy the journey with these tips. Taking the train Sit face forward. When you’re seated against the direction of travel, you could have motion sickness. Motion sickness is when one part of your balance-sensing system (your inner ear, eyes, and sensory nerves) sense that your body is moving, but the other parts don't. This can cause you to feel dizzy or nauseous. If all the forward-facing seats are taken, ask someone to swap with you. You can also ask the train conductor for help. Look ahead. Try…
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February 26, 2016

Swatting the stomach bug

Guard your stomachs everyone, the bug is back. That’s right, it’s the season of the stomach bug, that one virus that can force you to become best frenemies with your porcelain throne for a day. If you don’t want to spend your valuable time hugging or sitting on the loo, then follow these rules. (more…)
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Gut & digestion
December 27, 2015

Nausea! Feeling sick? This is what you can do

Nausea is just the worst. No matter who you are, there’s simply no cool way to do nausea. The warning signs are a queasy feeling in the stomach, and sudden flow of saliva (see, already uncool). How can you make it stop, make it go away? (more…)
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