What causes nausea after sexual activity?
Nausea is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. It occurs due to hormone changes in your body. One of these hormones is called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). PGE2 increases the production of stomach acid, which then damages your digestive system. When you have been pregnant, this damage can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea.
The following are some of the reasons why you may experience nausea:
You’ve had too much alcohol or drugs. You’re allergic to anything. Your immune system is suppressed because of certain diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, AIDS, hepatitis B and C, or any other disease that affects your organs. You’re taking medication for depression or anxiety disorders.
Certain medications can affect your blood sugar levels causing nausea and vomiting. You’re having surgery. If you’ve recently had a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure, you might experience nausea and vomiting.
How does PGE2 cause nausea?
PGE2 is produced naturally in your body from the food you eat and drink. However, if there’s something in your diet that interferes with its production, it will not work properly. These foods include alcohol and drugs like marijuana or cocaine.
Other reasons why you may experience nausea after sexual activity:
You have a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, or extreme stress. This can trigger the feeling of nausea. You may be pregnant.
How to get rid of nausea after sexual activity?
Cure for nausea during pregnancy:
Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water, ginger tea, and eating salty crackers. Take a prenatal vitamin or eat well-balanced meals. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants. Take slow, deep breaths to make yourself more comfortable.
Things you should avoid when you’re nauseated during pregnancy:
Don’t smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol while you’re experiencing nausea. Avoid taking drugs especially if you do not know their effect on the baby. Refrain from eating undercooked meat or fish while you have morning sickness. Try not to eat very spicy food.
How to cure nausea after sexual activity:
You can prevent further exposure to the irritant that’s causing nausea. In this case, you should avoid having sexual contact until the irritation has gone away. To relieve your nausea, eat a banana, dry toast, or some crackers. Have a popsicle or suck on a ginger candy.
Try to relax by taking slow, deep breaths.
How to prevent nausea after sexual activity?
Not everyone suffers from nausea after sexual activity. If you don’t have a history of nausea or any other medical reasons causing it, there are some things you can do to prevent it in the future.
How to prevent nausea during pregnancy:
Before getting pregnant, try using birth control and keep taking it until your doctor says it’s okay to stop. If you’re already pregnant, avoid any contact that may make you or your baby sick such as eating undercooked meat, taking illegal drugs, or drinking alcohol. Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking at least 10 glasses of water a day. Eat nutritious meals that are full of iron, calcium, and folic acid.
How to prevent nausea after sexual activity:
If you or your partner have recently been sick, wait until you both feel better before engaging in sexual activity. If you’re taking any medication, avoid combining it with alcohol and drugs.
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