What you need to know:
- When people get stomach pain especially related to eating, they assume what they have eaten has caused or even aggravated already existing ulcers.
- While treatment for ulcers is dependent on the underlying cause, making dietary changes including the aggravating food then can help relieve symptoms.
Dr, I am get stomach pain when I eat bananas coupled with excessive farting and headaches. Therefore, I do not eat matooke. Besides that, when I eat ripe bananas, I feel the banana moving through the chest. I have checked for ulcers without help. Can I abandon my matooke?
When people get stomach pain especially related to eating, they assume what they have eaten has caused or even aggravated already existing ulcers. While treatment for ulcers is dependent on the underlying cause, making dietary changes including the aggravating food then can help relieve symptoms.
People may get a sore stomach after eating a banana not because they cause them peptic ulcers but, because of a banana allergy, a digestive tract disorder involving malabsorption of fructose or an irritable bowel syndrome.
Fructose is a simple sugar found in many types of fruits, including bananas. Though a banana contains relatively low amounts of fructose compared to its juice, people with hereditary fructose digestive tract handling problems, may react badly to fructose leading to abdominal pain or gas and diarrhoea.
People that have trouble digesting the starch in matooke may get cramping in the stomach with rumbling, immediately after eating bananas in a condition called pollen-food allergy syndrome. This can also trigger allergy symptoms such as swelling of the lips and tongue, wheezing, stomach cramps and diarrhea, whether the banana is a fruit or food. Skin itching and rashes can also develop after touching the fruit or peel of a banana. People with allergies to latex can also experience banana allergies or even avocadoes due to the naturally occurring chitinase in the rubber tree, bananas and avocadoes.
People with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, experience symptoms like abdominal pain, gas diarrhoea or constipation and headache after eating certain foods including bananas.