Dizziness after Eating: Causes and Treatment

Whether it is to fulfill a necessity or for leisure, nothing really comes close to the amount of joy that eating food brings to our lives.

Because eating food does not only give us a taste of the goodness of life, it also brings us closer to our family and friends as we go through this amazing experience together of taking in goodness with every spoonful of food.

But what happens when eating is followed by strange and unexplainable physiological illness? Won’t it take away the enjoyment typically associated with eating? Well, for most people who experience dizziness after eating, this most certainly is the case.

It doesn’t matter how great or small their portion of food is they still experience an intense feeling of nausea after eating. In fact, for most people the act of eating already became so stressful that they dread the time they have to eat.

If you are experiencing dizziness after eating or maybe have a friend or relative that suffers from the same ailment, you might want to read on. In this article we will enumerate some physical conditions that might be causing your dizziness. We will also tackle ways to get help to finally alleviate your condition. Let us start with the causes.

One underlying cause may be gastritis, a medical condition where the stomach lining becomes inflamed. Symptoms of this illness include dizziness, fatigue, and (in extreme cases) abdominal pain and nausea right after eating. According to experts, gastritis can be caused by too much alcohol and caffeine, stress, and use of NSAIDs.

Another medical condition that may cause dizziness after eating is Postprandial Hypertension where one’s blood pressure fluctuates right after eating and therefore induces dizziness and extreme fatigue.

The main reason for this is that as you take in food, your blood pressure surges to accommodate these changes, but your autonomic nervous system fails to regulate the change in blood pressure. Postprandial Hypertension can also become aggravated by other medical conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson’s or high blood pressure.

Atherosclerosis or the hardening and clogging of arteries, can also cause dizziness after eating.

Your arteries are mainly responsible for allowing blood to flow through your body, delivering oxygen to different body parts such as the brain. With these arteries clogged, very little blood gets around your body, resulting to dizziness and nausea.

You will find that drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, smoking, family history, and age can contribute to the manifestation of this condition.

You may also be taking medications that cause negative side effects including dizziness and nausea after eating.

If you have high blood pressure and are taking medications such as thiazide, you can be sure that you will feel dizzy right after eating. Some allergy meds or antidepressants are also known to cause dizziness right after eating.

These are but some of the many medical conditions that might be causing your dizziness and distress regarding eating.

There are many others, and without proper medical evaluation it will certainly be difficult to address what might be causing your condition. It is then advisable to seek professional medical help from your trusted doctor.

He or she will evaluate your symptoms and treat the underlying condition. With proper medication and a commitment to a healthier lifestyle, you can resume to enjoying the act of eating in no time.

Santidra Jackson

Santidra Jackson

Santidra Jackson has been a health and fitness writer since 2006. Santidra Jackson is a huge advocate of healthy living and when she's not writing for her health blog, you will probably find her at the gym!
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