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Stomach Pains - Novamed (Europe) ltd

Stomach Pains

The average person has four stomachs.

Here are a few ways you could fix a stomach ache:
- Drink cool water with lemon
- Take two Tums, and wait to swallow them until they become soft
- Take Alka Seltzer or Prilosec and wait for it to work.
- Eat something light, such as toast with jelly or cereal - Dairy products like yoghurt or milk may also help your cramps go away.

If the pain is quick, sharp, and constant but not severe, these remedies should do the trick! If the pain doesn't improve after an hour of home treatment, take a trip to the ER.

Drinking lots of water, eating soft foods and having more fibre will help with stomach cramps.

Stomachaches ' are caused by excessive gas in the stomach from too much food or too much caffeine. This can cause pain that is quite severe and disabling. The best remedy is drinking bitter-tasting herbs such as ginger or peppermint tea and eating only small meals. Also, drink a lot of water and avoid fatty foods. Be sure you have plenty of rest because this will make your pain go away faster than drinking tea alone.
This condition occurs when a hard mass is felt at the top of the stomach, just underneath the diaphragm (which separates the chest from the abdomen). The cause is not always known. The pain can be mild or severe. A sharp, stabbing pain worsens with deep breathing and coughing; the patient feels worse in the evenings. Even if the stomach is empty, it hurts to take a deep breath or cough. This condition is quite severe: You should see a doctor very soon if you have these symptoms. The doctor will examine your stomach area and check for any abnormalities, which may indicate cancer of the stomach. The first treatment will be drugs to relieve pain (antispasmodic agents) or possibly cortisone for inflammation of the lining around the gallbladder.

Ideally, the body should undergo a series of 7 to 10 complete movements per day. However, the average person only has two or three; some people may not have even one.
A "movement" in this context is defined as an excretion. Any movement that does not result in elimination is not considered a movement. This can happen for several reasons, including:

The scope of this work may be found on one's daily bowel movements. There are many different types of bowel movements that one may experience throughout their lifetime, such as the standard (soft) stool to the rarer types like rectal mucous discharge and mucus-covered stools etc. There are also varying causes of one's bowel movements.

The most common cause of constipation is dehydration. This is because many of one's bodily fluids are stored in the ileum (the last section of the small intestine). In its natural state, the body would usually try to retain this fluid as much as possible. It does this by slowing down the rate at which the individual passes stools. It does this so that these fluids are used solely for survival and not excreted in stools such as urine, sweat, etc. As a result, the individual becomes dehydrated after a while and would need more water than usual to replenish lost liquid within their body.

The causes of constipation are as follows:

Insufficient fibre intake is another common cause of constipation. A large amount of one's stool volume is made up of water drawn from the body to aid in the stool's consistency. If a person's diet does not contain enough water-soluble fibre, the body will have difficulty extracting sufficient water from its food. When this happens, one may experience constipation because eventually, their stool will lose most of its fluid content and become dry and hard. Dietary fibres are found in legumes (beans), whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Many processed foods are fortified with added fibre. Personal hygiene is something that many people neglect, and one, as a result, may experience chronic constipation. Diarrhoea or other stomach problems or poor bowel movements also affect the bowel's ability to move correctly. If a person does not empty their bowels each day, they can put pressure on the small intestine that causes it to get blocked. This may lead to irregular bowel movements and constipation.

In some cases of chronic constipation, it may be caused by stress. Stress reduces the stomach's ability to produce gastric acid, leading to indigestible food accumulating in the colon and even increased frequency and firmness of stools.

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