A lot of my friends who are not in the medical field used to ask me what does it mean when you have a sensitive stomach.
Sensitive stomach simply means that the stomach became over-reactive to different food types the person ate which results to feeling of discomfort over the abdominal area. Over-reactive condition of the stomach presents with acute onset of colicky or pricking stomach ache after eating. Other symptoms include burning sensation, nausea and in some worse cases, vomiting. There are also instances where patients also presents with either diarrhea or constipation.
Some of the foods which the stomach is sensitive to include fish and shrimp, stewed meat mixed with rice, oatmeal, rice, pasta and couscous, egg whites, non-fat yogurt, watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries and blueberries. But these food still differ from person to person. Many are sensitive to one or two of the above mentioned foods but others are getting reactive to almost but not all of these foods.
The ultimate and very effective way to cure for the sensitiveness of the stomach is avoidance of the offending irritants. This means to avoid eating what the body or the stomach is causing upset. Desensitization is also another method to make the stomach better. It is a process in which the stomach is gradually exposed to the food which it is sensitive at. For instance, if the person is sensitive to shrimps and fishes, he should eat shrimps and fishes slowly until his body could totally adjust to the food until fully adjusted and no symptoms of stomach upset will be felt.