6 Effective Tips to get Rid of a Heated Stomach

All health issues begin with our gut, it can be hard to believe but our gut health indeed affects our overall health. Now and then, we all have experienced irritated and burning stomach, particularly in summers. Unlike many of you, I got this problem quite often.

I used to stay awake at night due to stomach pain and remain constantly annoyed. One day, I got this unbearable stomach pain and following this, I rushed to the best gastroenterologist in Lahore, where I was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer. I followed the medications for months and got rid of the problems.

What is a heated stomach?

A heated stomach is usually accompanied by the burning sensation in your stomach or can even result in stomach pain. A heated stomach can be a cause of discomfort and can affect your well-being in general.

There can be several reasons behind a heated stomach including

  1. Acid reflux- the reverse flow of stomach acid towards your food canal results into a burning sensation in the stomach
  2. Bacterial infection- sometimes the bacterial infection can also cause a burning sensation in your stomach. H. pylori are the bacteria that are known to infect your gut and can result in burning stomach
  3. Stomach ulcer- stomach ulcer can also be the reason behind your heated stomach. The ulcer can be due to increased production of stomach acid or due to some infection
  4. Irritable bowel syndrome- another cause of stomach discomfort can be intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome
  5. Medications- sometimes heavy medication can also be a cause of stomach heat
  6. Upset stomach- an upset stomach can also be the reason behind a heated stomach
  7. Lifestyle habits- other than all these causes, your lifestyle can be a major contributing factor affecting your gut health. Smoking, alcohol consumption, and overeating etc. can result in stomach problems

How to get rid of a heated stomach?

If you suffering from stomach heat, I would suggest you add these particular foods in your diet including;

1- Yoghurt

One of the best things that can help you with the heated stomach is plain yoghurt. Yoghurt is a natural source of probiotics that can help to improve the microbial ecosystem inside your gut. This not only aids digestion but also aids in releasing body heat.

2- Cold milk

Cold milk is the key to a happy stomach for good reasons. It can help to reduce the stomach acidity and can minimize the irritating sensation in your stomach. Collectively, cold milk can help to immediately relieve your stomach to hear.


Certain herbs can have a cooling effect on your stomach. These herbs are generally available and can help to have an acid-free belly. Several herbs can help you to lower the stomach heat including

  • Chamomile
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon balm
  • Milk thistle
  • Turmeric

4- Hydrating foods

Several foods are rich in water because the water content in these foods can help to lower the stomach heat. Some of the fruits and vegetables are quite water rich in nature. For example, eating watermelon and cucumber can help to reduce stomach heat. Other than eating these, you must avoid the ones that have high citric content as they can contribute to increasing your stomach acidity.

5- Water

Other than hydrating foods, water itself works like the magic drink to lower stomach acidity. It can help to relieve your stomach that will ultimately help to reduce the stomach heat.

 When I was getting treated for my stomach issue at Lahore General Hospital, I used to consume 3-litre water daily and it really helped me to get rid of my problem.

6- Coconut water

Apart from all the remedies, using coconut oil can be an effective cure. Coconut water is alkaline in nature and can lower the level of stomach acids. 

Takeaway note!

If you are suffering from stomach problems, first of all, you need to monitor your eating and lifestyle habits. Apart from including certain foods, avoiding oily, spicy and citrus products can help you to get a cooled stomach. However, if your symptoms persist and you are unable to bear with them, it is advisable to visit a physician.

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