It is likely that most of us have suffered from stomach pains in some point of our lives; some of the people may suffer from it very often. There are different causes of stomach pain but most of the times we take it lightly because we believe it may have occurred because of the food that was not easily digested. It is even true in most cases, because stomach pain proves to be the cause of undigested food in 90% case, but what about the pain that occurs in the upper stomach or upper abdominal? Upper abdominal pain should not be ignored as it may be due to some serious reason. Following are some of the symptoms and causes of this pain:
This pain may occur if there is some problem with your pancreas such as an inflammation in the pancreas. In this case, you will either feel the pain right after the meal or a little while after taking alcohol. A patient suffering from this issue is likely to face symptoms such as vomiting, high temperature and paling of the skin. If not given a timely treatment, it may also cause death.
You are likely to suffer from gallbladder disorder if you feel the pain at the right side of the upper abdominal. During this condition, the patient is required to take complete rest as this pain can spread towards your back and even cause pain in the chest. Nausea and fever are some of the common symptoms.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you feel pain on the left side of your abdominal, then most likely it could be because of the IBS. It happens due to depression and intestinal infection. It may result in symptoms such as fatigue and nausea. Taking liquids can help!
If this pain is accompanied by paling of your skin, nails and eyes and even causes dark color urine, then it could be hepatitis. You can have nausea and fever during this condition. It is a serious disease and requires an immediate medical treatment.
This could also be one of the causes of suffering from upper stomach pain. It happens due to infection in the stomach. Consumption of liquids can be of great help while you also need to avoid spicy food.
If your stomach feels full and tight all the time, and you also experience the present of gas in your stomach, then most probably you are suffering from abdominal bloating (or distension)! Abdominal bloating can be caused by a number of factors, notably, constipation, overeating, lactose intolerance, difficulty in passing bowels; irritable bowel syndrome, etc. In this article I will discuss some of the most effective remedies for stomach bloating!
Those who suffer from bloating go through terrible stomach pains after eating a decent-sized meal. As a matter of fact, usually it is women who suffer more from bloating and stomach pain than men; a lot of women attribute this to their menstrual cycles.
So can you do in order to get immediate relief from abdominal bloating?
1. Pass Gas: I admit that this is not something you can do in public, but let us say that you are suffering from a severe stomach pain while working in your office, in which case, you could take a short break, go to the restroom, and pass gas there. Personally, I have achieved great relief from this “bad” habit!
2. Take Probiotics: Bloating is often the result of the destruction of good bacteria by antibiotics. Antibiotics are administered to kill the “bad” bacteria, but a lot of ‘friendly’ bacteria too get killed in the process; since these ‘friendly’ bacteria are responsible for the proper digestion of food in our body, it is no wonder that in their absence, our digestive system gets messy, and we suffer from an increased amount of acidity and pain in your stomach. While there are a lot of probiotic supplements available over-the-counter, I personally prefer the good old natural yogurt!
3. Acupuncture: You would probably think that I am crazy; after all, acupuncture would be the last thing one would undergo for stomach pain relief – who in their right mind wants to bear the additional pain of needles, right? RELAX! The days of the ‘traditional method’ of acupuncture are over! You can now enjoy all the benefits of acupuncture right at home, thanks to the invention of Energy Point Stimulators, a series of tiny handheld devices that let one undergo acupuncture right within the comfort of their home – without the use of dangerous needles or having to go through a twelve-week long treatment!
Traditionally, acupuncture has been used for treating different kinds of stomach problems; even to this day, people undergo acupuncture in order to relieve themselves of belly bloating, abdominal bloating, distention, etc.
4. Go on a Raw-food Diet: Believe it or not, one of the root causes behind a bloated stomach is the fact that we cook our food, instead of eating it raw. Unlike raw food which is digested very easily by our body, cooked food is not only devoid of all the essential nutrients and enzymes required by the body, they also take a long time to digest. When your digestion process gets slow, the process of formation and passing of bowels becomes slower (with a raw food diet, not only you would be able to pass bowels faster, your bowels should also be devoid of the typical foul odor). Future bowel absorption would take an even longer time, making the condition worse for you!
If you are a non-vegetarian, it is no wonder that you suffer from stomach bloating; after all, meat is one of the hardest things to digest, and cooked meat takes even longer to digest!
I know that the mention of ‘raw food’ makes you yuck; however, I am not asking you to go “raw” permanently! How about following the raw food diet for just a month? If you don’t feel like it, you can always go back to your regular meal (deep inside my heart, I know that you will be relieved from your abdominal problems to such an extent that you would refuse to eat anything other than raw food)!
The second thing you can do, especially if your abdominal bloating is often followed by gas and rumbling in stomach, is to get help from homeopathy. Lycopodium is one of the medicines frequently recommended for relief from bloating! As a matter of fact, Lycopodium works great even for those who have very large appetites (so that they wake up in the middle of their sleep and start binge-eating) or extremely small appetites (those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome no matter how little they eat)!
5. Herbal Tea: Many people believe that flatulence is characterized by breaking the wind or ‘farting’ as it is most commonly called. First off, you cannot fart in public without being the butt of others’ jokes (which is why I suggested doing it in an isolated area); secondly, even if you fart or go to the toilet frequently, you can still be unable to get rid of the non-stop, irritating abdominal pain that keep increasing at every intake of food you have and seems to be immune to almost any kind of remedy you throw at it! In fact, abdominal pain can be so distressful that it may be impossible for you to eat or even sleep properly!
One remedy that works wonders for temporary relief from stomach pain is a cup of warm, herbal tea. The warmth of the tea offers you a soothing and comfortable feeling, something that you can also achieve by compressing warm water around the ‘painful’ area of your stomach!
Stomach Pain After Eating? There are some secrets to digestive health that everyone should know. There are ways of stopping the misery of a digestive condition without medication, saving you money and a doctor visit. One of the best ways is to eat certain foods in combination with each other.
Most people experience pain or discomfort in the stomach from time to time. If it happens only once in a while when you have eaten something your stomach doesn’t agree with, and it quickly passes when you empty the stomach, it is not really something to worry about.