Our body reacts differently to certain foods and sometimes it sends negative signals (as stomach pain) that indicate the presence of a problem.
Although acute stomach pain sensations can suggest just an anxiety reaction in face of stressful situations, I think we should not underestimate it when present for longer periods of time.
Here are some causes that you should be aware of.
Food poisoning is very common when we consume foods contaminated with bacteria. Its symptoms may include abdominal cramping, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, fever, dehydration. Food poisoning can be prevented by keeping your foods properly preserved in the refrigerator, consuming them prior to their expiration date, and keeping your kitchen clean.
Indigestion may manifest itself through symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, fullness sensation, abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting. Most cases are treatable, by avoiding certain foods, eating more slowly, or medications. The symptoms can be reduced or prevented by keeping a fresh and healthy life style, with relaxation periods.
Another cause can be lactose intolerance. If you experience severe stomach pain, bloating and gas, after consuming any lactose-containing product, you have to see a doctor for lactose intolerance. Avoiding these products will prevent stomach pain after eating.
Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is a virus that causes stomach pain after eating. Attacking the entire gastrointestinal tract, it can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain, after only 4 hour of being infected. You can prevent contracting this virus by hand washing and careful selection of fresh foods.
Stomach ulcer appear when there is an erosion of the soft tissues lining of the stomach or the intestines. Common triggers include bacterial infections, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen) or overproduction of acid. Its symptoms are pain in the abdominal area between meals, bloating, burning feeling in the chest, vomiting or diarrhea. Consult your doctor if these symptoms appear.
So, the treatment of stomach pain depends on the cause, but always an equilibrated healthy life style (eating slowly, avoiding carbonated beverages, artificial sugars, and fried foods, keeping your food in good conditions, exercising and combating stress with relaxation techniques) can help prevent these disorders.
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