Do you suffer from stomach pain usually?
Almost all have had a stomach ache at some point. But in reality, any organ in the abdomen could be the culprit, not only the stomach and can have different causes each of these abdominal pains.
What are the causes of stomach pain
We invite you to read some of the causes of stomach pain as mentioned above, may be different, however, never forget to make relevant evidence consulting specialist confidence to clarify the picture.
Nobody wants to think that the stomach symptoms are due to a parasitic worm or other creature. But it happens.
There are many types of parasites, but the most common in North America are Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which can be obtained by swimming in pools or lakes contaminated or drinking contaminated water. (Or in some outbreaks in unpasteurized apple cider). The small protozoan causes cramping, diarrhea and nausea about 2 to 10 days after exposure (Crypto) or 1 to 3 weeks later (Giardia). Other types of parasites can be collected in cooked or contaminated food.
Most people with appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, experience sudden pain that is bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.
Appendicitis is most common in children and young adults (although it can occur to older adults) and usually begins with pain in the middle of the abdomen, progressing in the lower right abdomen.
If the appendix is not removed, it may break, resulting in potentially fatal peritonitis.
Peptic ulcer disease, or ulcers in the stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine), is a common source of abdominal pain, says Dr. Alaradi.
Stomach pain usually strikes middle-upper abdominal area and sometimes occurs after meals, Add. People with duodenal ulcers can wake up in the middle of the night due to pain.
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are the main causes. Antibiotics and acid-suppressing drugs are often used to treat ulcers caused by bacteria.
Too sugarless gum
If you consume too much sorbitol, found in some sugar-free products, can cause pain and diarrhea. According to a 2008 article in BMJ, a 21-year-old had a loss of 11 pounds, abdominal pain and diarrhea (as many as 12 stools per day) by chewing gum about 16 a day.
A 46-year-old had similar symptoms after chewing sugarless gum around and eat sweets containing sorbitol 20 a day.
Stress can cause headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia and, yes, problems abdomen. Depression has been linked to digestive problems (including loss of appetite and weight loss) and irritable bowel syndrome. The relationship seems to go both ways, according to a study published in 2012 in the journal Gut.
In other words, depression can be the cause of stomach pains, but the constant abdominal pain can so easily lead to depression and anxiety.
Food poisoning bacteria or viruses can cause abdominal pain along with diarrhea and vomiting. Many outbreaks of food poisoning have been in recent years in North America, including 20 people in 7 states that collected Salmonella contaminated beef in 2011.
In rare cases, food poisoning can be severe and fatal. In general, the symptoms of food poisoning usually last about 1-2 days, says Dr. Alaradi.
However, if you have viral gastroenteritis, a stomach infection food or someone else, it can last a little longer.
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Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an inflammation inside the small or large intestine, Dr. Alaradi explains. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis included.
Inflammation of IBD can cause scarring and blockage, which can result in abdominal pain along with diarrhea and rectal bleeding. Symptoms are chronic, but can explode and disappear in cycles, so it is sometimes difficult to diagnose.
IBD should be monitoreads closely, as it can lead to more serious problems, including cancer later in life.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease. Although IBS can also lead to chronic abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits (such as alternating constipation and diarrhea), not an inflammatory condition and never involves rectal bleeding, said Dr. Alaradi.
Usually it affects more women than men, it is considered less serious than IBD, and can be administered through treatment of symptoms.
And unlike IBD, IBS never progresses to more serious conditions such as cancer, says Dr. Alaradi.
It is rare, but cancer in any of the organs in the abdomen, liver, pancreas, stomach, gall bladder or ovaries, can cause stomach pain, but usually only in the later stages, says Dr. Alaradi.
And there are usually other symptoms such as loss of appetite, weight loss, persistent vomiting, persistent swelling of the abdomen, and recent changes in bowel habits. "If a person goes to the bathroom once a day and that has changed in recent weeks to once every three or four days, deserves attention," says Dr. Alaradi.
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Researched and written by equipment Lucid Life