Gnawing Stomach Pain: Remedies For Pain In Stomach After Eating

Typically, gnawing pain in the stomach occurs due to peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer. The symptoms, causes and management plan are mentioned below.

Gnawing Stomach Pain Symptoms

  • The chief symptom of a stomach ulcer is gnawing pain in the stomach (upper abdomen)
  • It lasts for up to 3 hours.
  • Associated features include: burning in the stomach, heart burn, eructation, indigestion and hunger pangs.
  • Sometimes, the pain occurs directly after eating, while, at other times, it may occur when the stomach is empty.
  • Characteristically, pain is relieved by drinking milk, eating, or taking antacids.
  • Black tarry stools and anemia are other symptoms

Causes Of Gnawing Stomach Pain

  • The direct cause is the damage to the gut mucosal lining by hydrochloric acid. Infection by H. pylori plays a pivotal role in causing ulcers. Helicobacter pylori is transmitted via contaminated food and water
  • Stress is a contributing factor
  • Chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Family history of ulcers

Remedies For Stomach Pain After Eating

  • Correcting dietary errors is the first line of treatment.
    Stay away from fried and fatty foods. Avoid salty, refined, processed and spicy foods.
  • Quit smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Ensure that you eat every 3 hours.
  • Step up your intake of alkaline foods – milk, bananas, prunes, apricots, raisins, apples and almonds.
  • Begin the day with 3 dried figs and 10 raisins
  • Drink plenty of water and liquids
  • Stress management is an important aspect of the effective management of peptic ulcers. Engage in some de-stressing technique everyday; Yoga, Pranayama, aerobics, drawing, painting, meditation, reading, etc.


  1. AN said:

    I am suffering from IBS, Constipation and peptic ulcer. I cannot afford to take all prescription medicines which they give me. I need some natural home remedy which will help me to alleviate stomach pain.

    June 8, 2015
    • PUP said:

      Eat more vegetables, fresh fruit juice, and avoid stomach irritants such as spicy food, oily food, too much of coffee, processed foods. Exercise regularly. However, you have to continue taking prescribed medicines given by your doctor.

      June 9, 2015

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