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Top 4 Contributors To Stomach Pain

The turbulent discomfort of a stomachache hits everyone at some or the other point. You are aware when the bloating, gassy signs and the pain strikes. So, why suffer in silence? If you suspect that you are suffering from something like this, you should not delay in consulting your doctor.

We understand that gastrointestinal diseases can lead to stressful situations, taking a toll on your health. It’s important that you are taking the right steps to alleviating your pain, and living a feeling great again! This starts with finding the root of the problem.

If you are having trouble figuring out what is causing you distress, have no fear- we have figured out the top 4 contributors to digestive diseases in San Antonio and elsewhere. Here is a rundown of the topmost prevalent conditions, you need to be aware of –

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, popularly called IBS, is one of the most common contributors to the stomach pain. Do you frequently suffer from a prominent pain in your stomach or abdomen? Then, this might be the case of IBS.

In this scenario, the intestinal movement is adnormal, either contracting too quickly or not enough, it leads to a sudden pain in the stomach. This often causes stomach cramps, gas pain, extreme bloating, and explosive diarrhea. If you have IBS, then you might have dry, hard stools on one day and watery stools on the other. All things considered, the bowel movements go for a toss during IBS and lead to stomach pains.

Certain foods, medicines, hormonal treatment, and emotional stress are some factors that trigger IBS. Having yogurt or other probiotics, and cutting down on alcohol and artificial sweeteners, will do you good!

  1. Ulcers

Ulcers might not be as common as the Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but the burning pain that they cause cannot be ignored. The pain is severe soon after eating or lying down due to the excess pressure on the stomach.

Do you often feel urgent bowel movements or have bloody stools? Then this might be the case of ulcers. Heavy smoking and drinking might also lead to the formation of an ulcer and the sharp pain that is felt under the breastbone.

In this scenario, medications can suppress the inflammation. However, adopting healthy eating habits and exercise will help you prevent ulcers from developing.

  1. Constipation and Gas

Well, everyone knows of constipation and gases and many even go through it very frequently. For no obvious reason, a change in the normal bowel pattern is the case of constipation and gas.

Constipation causes hard and dry stools or no stools at all. Having said that, the stools fail to get eliminated from the colon and cause an acute stomach pain. The failure to pass the stools, lead to gases. It is a sign that some sugars and starches have not been digested in your small intestine. Constipation and gas are rarely the signs of a serious medical condition.

Including more fiber and fluids in your diet will do you good. Probiotics will often help to alleviate gas symptoms. In addition exercising regularly will also help keep constipation and gases at bay.

  1. Gallstones

You might have heard of the term, but, you might not know what exactly it is like. Don’t you worry, we are here to do the needful.

Gallstones refer to the small cholesterol and calcium deposits formed in the gallbladder, causing a sharp pain in the abdomen. When there is too much waste or cholesterol in your bile, and when it does not get passed, gallstones are formed. They often block the intestinal duct leading to inflammation of the pancreas and stomach pain.

Diet and obesity put you at the biggest risk of developing gallstones. Surgery is the next step to remove the stones.

All these digestive diseases can be minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and avoiding starchy, saturated, and salty foods. Visiting your doctor or stopping in at a digestive and liver disease center can be beneficial as well. Make sure that you consult a doctor or physician if you notice a striking pain in your stomach and it persists for several days.

The Digestive and Liver Disease Center of San Antonio is leading the way in solutions and cures to digestive issues. If you think you might be suffering from any of the ailments above, or would like to schedule a consultation to learn more please feel free to give us a call at (210) 941-1662 or visit our website!

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