Have you experienced a burning sensation in your stomach during or right after exercise?

What can cause a burning feeling in your abdomen when you exercise?

“Sit-ups can aggravate a hiatus hernia and lead to reflux or even vomiting,” says Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – Medical Advisory Board Member of the non-profit Nutritional Magnesium Association at nutritionalmagnesium.org.

Acid reflux can cause a burning or aching feeling in the stomach.

Reflux is when acid in the stomach enters into the esophagus (“food pipe”).

However, the discomfort of reflux can still occur in the stomach, not necessarily only in the chest.

“Also, stomach spasms and vomiting can be aggravated by magnesium deficiency…since magnesium makes muscles work properly, allowing calcium to cause muscle contraction and then pushing calcium out of the muscle cells to allow the relaxation phase,” explains Dr. Dean.

“When there is a lack of magnesium, muscle cells in the bronchial tubes can go into spasm, tighten up and cause wheezing and burning and coughing.”

Dr. Dean, in practice for 35+ years and author of “The Magnesium Miracle,” is also a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist, acupuncturist, lecturer and consultant.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  


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