Your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes to help you control your nonulcer stomach pain.
Make changes to your diet
Changes to your diet and how you eat might help control your signs and symptoms. Consider trying to:
Eat smaller, more-frequent meals. Having an empty stomach can sometimes produce nonulcer stomach pain. Nothing but acid in your stomach may make you feel sick. Try eating a small snack, such as a cracker or a piece of fruit.
Avoid skipping meals. Avoid large meals and overeating. Eat smaller meals more frequently.
- Avoid trigger foods. Some foods may trigger nonulcer stomach pain, such as fatty and spicy foods, carbonated beverages, caffeine, and alcohol.
- Chew your food slowly and thoroughly. Allow time for leisurely meals.
Reduce stress in your daily life
Stress-reduction techniques may help you control your signs and symptoms. To reduce stress, spend time doing things that you enjoy, such as hobbies or sports. Relaxation therapy or yoga also may help.
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