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Stomach ache


What is Stomach ache?

Stomachache is a medical condition that occurs when you feel pain and uneasiness in your upper or lower abdominal area. There can be numerous causes that trigger a stomachache, such as acidity, diarrhea, constipation, toxic liver, etc. There can be some other severe health conditions that may lead to a stomach ache as well.

What are the Symptoms of Stomach ache?

The typical symptoms of a stomach ache can be abdominal discomfort, pain, and cramping. In some cases, you may experience abdominal swelling or bloating. You may also suffer from frequent belching.

What are the Causes of Stomach ache?

There are several causes of Stomach aches. Some of the typical factors that may trigger this condition are discussed below:
  • Trapped wind is one of the major causes of stomach aches. If there is an accumulation of gas due to indigestion it may cause the wind to trap inside the stomach and can cause stomach ache.
  • Constipation and diarrhea are the two major causes of stomach aches. In case you have severe food poisoning, you may suffer from stomachache.
  • There are a number of medical conditions that trigger stomach aches, such as diabetic ketoacidosis, Kidney stones, Gallstones, stomach flu, appendicitis, pancreatitis, etc.

When to see a Doctor?

  • In most cases, seeing a doctor is not necessary if caused by general events. Some of the great home remedies and over-the-counter medicines can heal the condition. However, there can be some severe medical conditions that cause stomach aches and need immediate medical attention.
  • In case you are suffering from acute pain in your stomach which is unbearable, you need to visit a doctor. If you notice blood in your stool and you have a stomach ache, never delay.
  • In case your pain is accompanied by vomiting, it may be more serious and need a doctor’s intervention.
  • In case, your pain persists and spreads into other parts of your body, then it is important to get it checked by a physician.

Lifestyle Prevention of Stomach ache

The most important lifestyle change to prevent any disease is to have a proper diet plan. Eating high-fiber healthy food and drinking a lot of fluid could be the best preventive measures to prevent stomach ache. Some important other factors may help you to prevent stomach aches are stated below:
  • You should always avoid overeating.
  • Add fruits and vegetables to your diet as much as possible.
  • Never take your dinner right before bedtime.
  • Cleaning your hands properly before eating is important to avoid food poisoning and other stomach infections.
  • Sleep at least for 7 to 8 hours.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Stomach ache

Some Ayurvedic home remedies may help you in treating stomach ache effectively. Using herbs like Cumin, Ginger, Fennel, Black Pepper, Ajwan etc. is very helpful to cure stomachache.
  • Cumin: Cumin is very good in treating digestive disorders. Take one-third tsp of powdered cumin and a pinch of asafetida and little roc salt and chew gently. This is a great home remedy to help you digest your food properly.
  • Ajwain: This is a great herb to cure stomachache. Mix half tsp of Ajwain with a quarter tsp of baking soda and chew this mixture gently and drink it down with warm water.
  • Black Pepper: Black pepper can give you instant relief from indigestion. Take half a tsp of black pepper and mix it with a quarter cup of onion juice and a half tsp of honey and drink this juice. It will be a great healer for indigestion.
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Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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