Stomach Feels Bloated After Consumption Of Ginger Water Added With Honey In Patients With Ulcers?
Good evening doctor. Let me introduce my name, Dea. I am 25 years old. I want to ask. I have a history of heartburn. And now it is still under medication by always consuming drugs that have been prescribed by doctors. During my recovery, I regularly drink warm ginger cooking water. Every evening. Usually I add honey. But why when I drink ginger boiled water plus honey, my stomach becomes uncomfortable? Feels like empty / hungry. And when my stomach feels uncomfortable after drinking ginger stew plus honey, I immediately take an ulcer medicine and continue eating. But when it is fed it still feels not full and still hungry. After that the stomach still feels full (sebah). Please advise and consult a doctor, what causes my stomach to be uncomfortable ?. Thanks.
Good evening Dea, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Ginger is one of the herbs that is often used both as food, drinks, and medicines because of the various benefits it contains and the sensation of warmth it provides. In fact, so far, among the advantages of ginger is that it can have a positive impact on people with gastric disorders because of its warmth. So what you experience, just feel disturbed after consuming ginger, seems to be examined more deeply.
Because it might not be specific because of the consumption of ginger, but other aspects that occur close to it. For example, you consume ginger close to your dinner time, where the condition of the digestive tract at that time is indeed empty. So the discomfort you feel is actually more because you should speed up your eating schedule, and ginger just happens to be consumed close to that time, making it look like this is due to ginger consumption. Another possibility could be from what you eat adjacent to the consumption of the ginger stew. For example, within an hour before drinking ginger, you eat spicy snacks, and that is what makes you feel uncomfortable.
There are many other possibilities that cannot be ascertained if without a direct inspection. So if you want to find out, you should ask your doctor. Later your doctor will dig up your history through interviews and it will be discovered what really causes the discomfort.
Meanwhile, if you really feel that this is caused by ginger, then stop consuming the ginger water first. Because even though it has been believed to be beneficial, in fact ginger water does not cure ulcer disease, it only relieves it. So if you actually feel tortured, no need to be forced to consume ginger. The important thing is that you avoid triggers heartburn, such as late eating, eating spicy, sour, oily, coconut milk and coffee consumption, stress, eating too much, and consuming unhygienic foods or drinks. So, hopefully answering your question.