Pain in the belly (abdomen) can come from conditions affecting a variety of organs. The abdomen is an anatomical area that is bounded by the lower margin of the ribs above, the pelvic bone (pubic ramus) below, and the flanks on each side. Although abdominal pain can arise from the tissues of the abdominal wall that surround the abdominal cavity (i.e., skin and abdominal wall muscles), the term abdominal pain generally is used to describe pain originating from organs within the abdominal cavity (i.e., beneath the skin and muscles).
A stomachache can be all of these or just plain mid-body misery. And the possible causes are equally diverse and mysterious: gallstones, lactose intolerance, ulcers, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, stress, overeating. Or not eating enough. Or eating improperly prepared food in an unhygienic restaurant. (For more details, read about irritable bowel syndrome on page 322.)
Some kids get abdominal pain because they ate too much of something, ate a food that was too spicy or greasy, ate a food they have an allergy to, or ate food that sat around in the fridge for too long and went bad. The pain is the body's way of telling you that your stomach and intestines are having a tough job breaking down or digesting this food. For example, some people have lactose intolerance, which means they have a tough time digesting lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy foods. Whatever the cause, funky foods can quickly make your tummy feel funky!
What causes abdominal pain?
Abdominal pain is caused by inflammation (for example, appendicitis, diverticulitis, colitis ), by stretching or distention of an organ (for example, obstruction of the intestine, blockage of a bile duct by gallstones, swelling of the liver with hepatitis), or by loss of the supply of blood to an organ (for example, ischemic colitis).
To complicate matters, however, abdominal pain also can occur without inflammation, distention or loss of blood supply. An important example of this latter type of pain is the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is not clear what causes the abdominal pain in IBS, but it is believed to be due either to abnormal contractions of the intestinal muscles (for example, spasm) or abnormally sensitive nerves within the intestines that give rise to painful sensations inappropriately (visceral hyper-sensitivity). These latter types of pain are often referred to as functional pain because no recognizable (visible) causes for the pain have been found - at least not yet.
Home Remedies for Stomach Pain
Since most cases of stomach pain are non-serious, they can be treated at home. The patient should drink plenty of water and avoid solid food for a few hours. Greasy or high fat food and acidic food like citrus juices, carbonated drinks should be avoided.
A tablespoon of Coriander seeds is a natural home remedy for stomach aches, to be eaten after meals.
Take a heating pad or any other warm object and keep it against the aching part of the stomach. This will relax the muscles and relieve the pain. If a heating pad is not available, a warm compress made by soaking cloth in warm water can be used. Drinking very hot water may also kill the virus causing the infection.
By drinking fresh ginger juice made from grating ginger, you may get some relief. Alternately, you rub the juice on the area of the stomach which is paining.
Boil some mint in water for 10 minutes and add to tea. Drink the tea, for pain relief. Adding lemon juice and honey to tea will also help.
For some people drinking carbonated drinks like Coca Cola , reduced stomach pain.
Medicinal charcoal can also be used, for absorbing the toxin. If you feel nauseated, you should vomit, to expel the poisonous substances which are probably causing the belly ache.
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