What to do when the center of the body aches? – Natural help for stomach pain
Most people suffer from stomach aches every now and then. That’s when natural help for stomach pain comes in handy. Gastralgia (the technical term for stomach discomfort) is usually a harmless symptom that requires no treatment.
It occurs, for example, when eating too heavy, excessive amounts of food, and/or too fast. However, if you suffer from this pain more often, intervention is necessary.
How does stomach pain feel like?
There are different types of abdominal pain, stomach discomfort is the most common. The pain is localized in the left and middle-upper abdomen, the intensity of the pain can vary widely.
Type of stomach pain:
Other symptoms, such as nausea, diarrhea, hiccups, belching or reflux (heartburn), are also possible and often accompany the pain.
Causes of abdominal pain
If you suffer from stomach aches, it can have different causes. You don’t have to have an illness. Slight intolerance, a large meal, stress or hunger can lead to stomach discomfort. Usually, these do not last long and can you can treat them well without medication.
Intestinal pain from an illness
Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) is a common cause of persistent pain in the abdomen. Stomach cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcer (ulcer ventriculi) or infectious diseases in the duodenum and small intestine (SIBO) can also trigger the symptom of stomach pain.
Food poisoning or intolerance, e.g. gluten intolerance, can bring forth acute symptoms. These pains normally appear a few hours after a meal.
Psychological effects on the stomach
Abdominal pain, especially stomach pain, is often an unspecific symptom of mental stress or illness. Acute or chronic stress can lead to stomach pain, as can lack of sleep. Eating disorders such as bulimia also cause the symptom.
Pain in the stomach from medication
Some pharmaceuticals cause distress within your stomach. This can arise, for example, from commercially available, non-prescription pain relievers such as Ibuprofen.
Likewise, abdominal pain is a side effect of many medications that many people take for autoimmune diseases, including Tecfidera for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
The stomach creates acid to break down the porridge and at the same time kill pathogens. Gastric acid is a component of gastric juice that makes up a large part of the digestion. If your stomach is too acidic, you will have a very uncomfortable feeling, often associated with stomach pain.
Acidification of the stomach (hyperacidity) is not an independent disease, but the effect of many factors.
High-fat diet (see Too Many Omega 6 Faty Acids Cause Severe Health Problems)
Overproduction of the gastrin hormone
Too little of the stomach acid can also cause discomfort. The symptoms of an under acidified stomach are often congruent with the symptoms of over-acidification.
As a result, we often choose the wrong treatment, and acid blockers make the symptoms considerably worse.
We deal with whether your stomach is over- or under-acidified in the upcoming articles on irritable stomach and sodium bicarbonate. You can find valuable information there.
It is important to pick the right treatment to fight the pain symptomatically and causally.
Treatment of stomach pain
If you suffer from abdominal pain, we must tailor the treatment to the cause. Especially with chronic pain, you must undergo a number of tests. The cause of the pain is determined using the following methods:
Medical history: medication, eating behavior, stress, other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or fever.
Laboratory tests: urine and stool samples, blood tests.
Imaging methods, e.g. gastroscopy, sonography, computed tomography, MRI
Symptomatic treatment of stomach aches
In the case of acute pain, you can use natural home remedies, and this can also alleviate chronic pain.
The following phytotherapeutics (herbal products) soothe the stomach:
Ginger (see Ginger & Tea Benefits – Effects, Nutrients & 3 Wholesome Ginger Tea Recipes)
You can drink the plants/herbs as tea and receive a beneficial, antispasmodic and calming effect. You can buy pre-packaged teas for your stomach.
Warmth for stomach pain
Especially with stomach cramps, many people benefit from a hot water bottle, the thermal application calms and has an antispasmodic effect. The heat also has an analgesic effect.
Do not use heat for inflammation. Inflammatory processes are already accompanied by a high level of heat build-up, added heat could make the symptoms worse.
And never use a water bottle with hot water if you suspect an inflamed appendix! This can lead to a life-threatening cecal perforation/ruptured appendix.
Stress reduction for pain
Rest, healthy sleep and psycho-hygiene are good remedies for stress-related stomach pain. With mild symptoms, a walk can also be very beneficial. Aggression can also cause pain, soothe yourself and try to find more emotional stability.
You can also find more information about stress here:
Conclusion – stomach pain can, but need not, have serious causes
We should always take pain as a warning from the body that something is wrong. Stomach pain is no exception. The causes can be temporary and the pain can go away on its own.
If the pain becomes chronic, you should consult a doctor to look for the trigger of the pain.
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