By Rose Wellness Center | 05/21/2021

Stomach Gurgling – Causes and Natural Remedies

Stomach Gurgling – Causes and Natural Remedies

Stomach gurgling can help you determine exactly what is going on in your body. Stomach gurgling is described as the uncomfortable feeling that occurs when your stomach feels like it is going to erupt. It occurs when food, gas, and liquids pass through the stomach and travel into the small intestine. Typically, stomach gurgling occurs when you eat too quickly, or you eat something that did not agree with your system.  If your stomach gurgling becomes a recurring theme, it can be a sign of a digestive problem.

Causes of Stomach Gurgling

Stomach gurgling can be caused by something as simple as hunger or gas build up, or it can be a sign of a digestive disorder. Let’s take a look at some common causes of stomach gurgling.

  • Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity – Celiac disease occurs when the immune system overreacts and begins attacking the lining of your small intestine when gluten is consumed. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a common food sensitivity to gluten causing widespread inflammation within the digestive tract. 
  • Food Intolerances – A food intolerance occurs when the immune system becomes confused and begins attacking your digestive tract when a specific food is consumed. This can cause a number of symptoms including a gurgling stomach. If you are experiencing frequent stomach gurgling, it may be advisable to do a food sensitivity test
  • Food Poisoning – Food poisoning occurs when you consume contaminated food. Some of the most common causes of food poisoning are bacteria, viruses, parasites, chemicals, and mold
  • Gas – If you eat too quickly it can cause you to swallow too much air, resulting in excess gas. You can counteract this by taking a few deep breaths before you dig into your meal. Then, take your time, chew your food really well, and focus on eating to decrease the amount of air your swallow.
  • GERDGERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) occurs when the muscle between the stomach and esophagus does not properly close, which allows stomach acids and the contents in your stomach to flow upward into the esophagus.
  • Hunger -The first thing to consider when your stomach gurgles is how long it has been since you have eaten. Hunger is one of the most common reasons for stomach gurgling. If you have not eaten in a few hours, try eating a small meal to see if it relieves your stomach gurgling.
  • Indigestion – Indigestion causes a burning sensation in the upper stomach, a churning or gurgling sensation in your stomach, gas, nausea, and a feeling of becoming too full after eating only a small amount of food. 
  • Irritable Bowel DiseaseIrritable bowel syndrome affects approximately 15 percent of the US population. IBS causes symptoms including bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and stomach gurgling. 
  • Stress – Did you know that both the brain and gastrointestinal tract share many of the same nerve connections? There is a gut-brain connection. Because of this, when you experience stress, it can significantly impact your digestive system. When stress hormones are released in the body, it can cause digestive problems including stomach churning, nausea, and indigestion. 
  • Viral Gastroenteritis – Viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, occurs when you develop an infection in your intestines. When you have this infection, it can cause watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal cramping, and gurgling. 

Natural Remedies for Stomach Gurgling

Digestive health

Stomach gurgling can be caused by something as simple as hunger or gas; however, it can also be caused by a medical condition. If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, fever, dehydration, severe pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, it is advisable to contact your functional medicine provider immediately. Some natural remedies include-
  • Ginger
  • Probiotic
  • Stretching 

Get Relief from Digestive Disorders

Stomach gurgling is never pleasant. Most of the time it causes temporary discomfort and resolves on its own. However, if you experience persistent stomach gurgling, it can be a sign that you have an underlying health issue. Our functional medicine experts specialize in digestive health and can help identify the root cause of your stomach gurgling. We will create a customized treatment plan to help heal your gastrointestinal tract and relieve stomach gurgling. This may include adjustments to your diet and lifestyle.

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