My belly swells up, and I vomit after eating food. Is it something serious?

Q. Why does my stomach swell up and I vomit after eating food?

Answered by
Dr. Aishwarya Ilavarasan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 05, 2022


I want to get an opinion from a naturopathic doctor. I am having some serious troubles with my gut. My stomach has been bad for a while now. My stomach swells up pretty large even on eating the smallest amounts of food, and sometimes I vomit food shortly after eating it. I am not under any medication, and I have not performed any lab tests for this problem. Please help.



Welcome to

I understand your concern.

I need to know some more details about you-

1. What are your dietary habits?

2. Do you have any addictions?

3. Do you have any family history of the same problem?

4. Do you have any other complaints?

Your symptoms suggest that you have a gastric ulcer and are overweight.

1. I suggest you take tender coconut water whenever you get abdominal pain and heartburn.

2. You must avoid all spicy foods, beverages, and citric fruits.

Thank you.

Thank you doctor,

My eating habits are terrible. I eat irregularly and do not eat healthy food at all. Mainly in the morning, after I wake up, I have coffee with some toast, and ten minutes later, I start dry retching, and I throw up a lot of the time. Please help.



Welcome back to

I read your query and understand your concern.

Abdominal bloating is due to gastric ulcers, so there is no need to worry as ulcers are not a big issue.

I suggest you try this diet regimen and see the results-

1. You must sleep before 10 PM. This will give some time for the stomach to heal all those ulcers.

2. Stress also plays a major role in ulcers, so I suggest you practice yoga and meditation.

Please feel free to contact me for further queries.

Thank you.

The Probable causes:

Stress and dietary habits.

Investigations to be done:

USG (ultrasound) abdomen and endoscopy.

Differential diagnosis:

Gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcer, or pancreatitis.

Probable diagnosis:

Gastric ulcer.

Treatment plan:

I suggest you drink tender coconut water

for breakfast on an empty stomach and some bananas. At 11:30 AM, drink pomegranate juice.

For lunch, I suggest having curd rice, banana smoothie, or yogurt.

Between 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM, drink watermelon juice.

For dinner between 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM I suggest you have some fruit salad made from alkaline fruits.

Preventive measures:

I suggest you drink the essential amount of water to stay hydrated. Please avoid spicy food, beverages, smoking, drinking alcohol, or tobacco.

Regarding follow up:

I suggest you follow the diet plan and see results.

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