What is stomach pain?
Abdominal pain may not appear to be a special disease, but there may be many reasons behind it. To know the cause of stomach pain, first we need to have a proper understanding of the stomach.
The abdomen is the space between the ribs and the pelvis. This part of the body houses the organs associated with digestion, such as –
- the stomach
- small intestine
- big teeth
All these organs help us in taking in food, digesting it and removing the of saturated food from the body. Abdominal pain can indicate a problem in one or more parts of the digestive system. First of all we need to know exactly where the pain is in the stomach. In the upper abdomen, lower abdomen, around the navel, below the navel or above the navel?
Common causes of abdominal pain :
Abdominal pain can have many causes. But according to doctors there are some common reasons.
- gas pain
- Heartburn pain
- Pain due to indigestion
- Pain due to bacterial infection
- Abdominal pain due to viral infection
Pain due to gas :
Gas is naturally as a byproduct of digesting food in our stomachs. This gas is naturally released from the body. More gas is during digestion of fibrous food, pulses, vegetables etc. We all are getting used to eating out these days. Such foods too much gas in our digestive system. If the gas is at a higher rate than the gas emission in the body, the gas accumulates in the digestive system. It interferes with digestion and may cause stomach pain.
The first gas pain does not last long. Decreases gradually. Long-term neglect can cause permanent damage to the digestive system, increasing gas problems and the problem permanent. So should be started in time.
Stomach pain due to heartburn :
Nowadays, young children, adults and elderly people eat more oil, spices, fatty foods. Heartburn is common after consuming such foods. Common symptoms of heartburn are –
- Burning sensation in stomach and chest.
- Stomach heaviness.
- Sour face.
- Sour ripples.
When such symptoms appear, we usually do not take antacids on our own. It gets rid of the problem immediately. But when such problems occur frequently, it is very dangerous to suppress or ignore them. A regular excess of acid (acid) in the digestive tract causes permanent damage to the stomach and other organs associated with digestion. So one should immediately visit a doctor for of heartburn and heartburn-like pain.
Problems resulting from indigestion:
Our digestive system has a specific capacity to absorb and digest food. Eating more than that capacity or eating too much food can cause indigestion. In this, our body fails to absorb the nutritional quality of food. As a result, body discomfort, stomach pain, nausea, dizziness etc. symptoms are seen. There is no relief from this indigestion problem if the food intake is not fixed. Regular exercise is also necessary. Any disease (infection) in any part of the digestive system can cause indigestion. A doctor's consultation is essential to determine the exact cause. If you suffer from regular indigestion, definitely see a doctor.
Abdominal pain due to bacterial infection :
Our digestive system contains lactic acid bacteria and bifido bacteria. They help us digest food. But harmful bacteria from outside cause infection when they enter the digestive system. It disrupts our normal digestion. When the infection reaches severe levels, various symptoms may appear such as –
- Abdominal pain and cramps
Antibiotics and other medicines should be taken as prescribed by the doctor in such diseases. Frequent diarrhea and vomiting reduce the body's water supply. In that case it is very important to feed the patient with salt-sugar water (ORS) regularly.
In addition to bacteria, other microbes (such as viruses, fungi) and parasites can cause stomach infections. In all these cases, urgent is necessary according to the doctor's advice.
Ulcers are ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. Such lesions arise due to various reasons, viz
- Long empty stomach.
- Helicobacter pylori infection.
- Long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Eating oily, spicy food regularly
- Constant anxiety
Common symptoms of ulcers are –
- Occasional pain in upper abdomen.
- Burning sensation in the upper abdomen and in the middle of the abdomen.
- biting stomach
- Regular acid reflux.
Seek medical advice immediately if these symptoms occur.
Causes of lower abdominal pain:
There may be some specific causes of lower abdominal pain, such as –
- Menstrual cramps in women.
- Ovulation pain.
- Lower abdominal pain due to urinary tract infection.
- Liver cancer pain.
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
- Inflammatory bowel problems.
- Colon cancer.
- Mesenteric lymphadenitis.
- Ischemic bowel syndrome.
- kidney stones
- Small bowel obstruction.
- Bowel cancer
- Ovarian cyst
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
Causes of upper abdominal pain:
Upper abdominal pain can be caused by various liver problems, eg
- Gallbladder problems
- Gallbladder inflammation
- Gallbladder cancer
Abdominal pain may be due to serious or benign causes. But regular pain should not be ignored. Delay in seeking medical advice for stomach pain can cause serious damage to your body. So contact your nearest doctor as soon as possible and get proper
Some of the following way can be used to treat abdominal pain in Ayurvedic :
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