If you have a stomach ache, let’s face it, as the symptoms define the disorder or more serious health problems.
If you often suffer from abdominal pain, immediately consult a doctor
Symptoms: cramping or abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, weakness
It can be: stomach flu, food poisoning.
Do what: do not take medicines against nausea and vomiting. To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of water. After 2-3 days, when you stop vomiting, you can eat a light broth, boiled potatoes or rice. Rest, at the first opportunity try to take a NAP .
Stomach flu is a viral disease of the digestive tract, usually within a few days. If the pain or vomiting increase – call the doctor.
Attention! If all these symptoms are accompanied by vision problems (double vision), difficulties with speech and reactions, it can talk about poisoning the state, directly threatening the life.
Symptoms: pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen (increases during the day), fatigue, fever, nausea and vomiting. Periods dark urine, light stools, and yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
It can be: inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), cancer of the pancreas.
Do what urgently consult a doctor!
Symptoms: severe spastic pain in the middle part of the abdomen, radiating to the right side or the back (often appears at night), nausea, vomiting and bloating
It can be: attack of biliary colic.
Do what: call an ambulance or go on reception to the doctor’s office. Before meeting with the doctor did not eat or drink.
Symptoms: severe pain in your lower back, which gives to the groin or abdomen, frequent painful urination or delay, the urine is dark, turbid or bloody, nausea and vomiting, excessive sweating
It can be: attack of renal colic or kidney stones.
Do what: take any painkillers, except aspirin. And as soon as possible consult a doctor. To ease out the stone, drink a lot of water.
Symptoms: pain or cramping, diarrhea, pus or blood in the stool, fever, weight loss
It can be peptic ulcer of the colon.
Do what: immediately to the hospital! Don’t let dehydration and lack of nutrients. Exclude from menu foods, irritating the intestinal wall (containing rough cellulose, wheat, eggs, alcohol, coffee, spicy seasonings). Don’t take NSAIDs, avoid stressful situations.
Symptoms: pain and cramping after drinking milk bloating and flatulence, diarrhea, rumbling in the abdomen
It can be lactose intolerance (cow milk protein).
Do what: cow milk and products containing it replacement soy milk, kefir, yogurt. Appropriate is receiving lactase – this enzyme contributes to the digestion of cow milk protein.
Symptoms: abdominal pain, accompanied by diarrhea or constipation, mucus in stool, bloating, flatulence, nausea after eating, weakness
It can be: hypersensitivity of the large intestine, a lot of stress.
Do what: consult your doctor, he will prescribe you the tests. Lead food diary:
Write down everything that you eat to determine which foods trigger such a reaction (e.g., beans, cabbage, spicy, sweet). Limit fat intake. To improve digestion eat 4-5 times a day. Do not smoke! If the problems are caused by stress, learn to relax and rest often, preferably in nature.
Symptoms: spasmodic pains of the stomach, worse when pressing on a painful place (often in the left side of the abdomen), nausea, fever, diarrhea or constipation
It can be: inflammation of the walls of the colon.
Do what: don’t delay, speak to your doctor. In case of constipation don’t do an enema or take laxatives. Don’t smoke, avoid coffee and alcohol. So as not to cause deterioration, eat foods rich in fiber (whole-grain biscuits, wheat bran, vegetables and fruits). However, the transition to this diet gradually. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Avoid “heavy” foods (nuts, corn). Every day do exercises (promotes regular bowel movement).
Symptoms: sensitivity or pain of the abdomen (and/or the groin area) during lifting or torso, bulge or knot under the skin in the abdominal area (groin)
It can be: hernia.
Do what: as soon as possible to the doctor! Some types of hernias it is necessary to operate urgently. Avoid physical stress, don’t stress and don’t move heavy objects. If the hernia requires urgent surgical intervention, take care of achieving the ideal weight – not to create additional load on the muscles of the abdomen. If you have problems moving your bowels, ask your doctor to prescribe a laxative. Give up cigarettes, avoid smoke-filled rooms: a cough may provoke an increase in hernias or recurrence. To strengthen the abdominal muscles, exercise. Attention! Pick up a set of exercises needs a doctor.
Symptoms: pain in the upper abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, belching, flatulence, heartburn
It can be: stomach ulcer, inflammation of the stomach.
Do what– visit the doctor. Don’t take on their own initiative aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Drink plenty of water, but not milk, as it increases acidity. Take drugs that have alkalinous action and inhibits acid secretion. Eat often, but gradually. Avoid foods that cause flatulence (e.g., dishes of cabbage and beans). Do not drink alcohol, give up cigarettes .