When it comes to abdominal pain don’t double over and wait for the symptoms to disappear. Abdominal pain can be serious and to stay safe you are best getting checked out right away. Our New York abdominal pain experts are here to help you get back on your feet.
Have a look at how to keep your abdominal pains at bay with our quick ways to treat abdominal pain.
Tummy troubles can stem from simply not going to the toilet enough or holding in a bout of gas. Better out than in is the motto or if you are suffering from constipation try a homemade remedy or over the counter medication to help. Be sure to include lots of fibre and roughage in your diet.
You Are What You Eat
Too much fried or fatty food can cause mega stomach upsets as can overeating or not eating enough. Be sure to maintain a healthy, well balanced diet to keep your stomach under control. If you suffer from recurring stomach pains it may be a good idea to keep a food diary and see if you can spot any dietary problems you may be experiencing. Perhaps you have a food allergy you were not aware of or maybe you are lactose intolerant, by keeping a journal you may be able to spot a pattern emerging.
Take the Heat Out of Heartburn
Abdomen problems can also be caused by heartburn or having too much acid in your stomach. You can combat this by avoiding spicy foods and taking over the counter medication. You can also combat stomach acid by drinking alkaline based products like milk of magnesia.
When to Seek Help
You should seek medical attention immediately if you suffer any of the following symptoms
- Severe pain
- The pain has been ongoing for more than 6 hours
- The pain is occurring during pregnancy
- The pain is stopping you from eating for an elongated period of time
- The pain is connected to either the chest or the testicles
- The pain is a result of an injury
You should also seek immediate help if the pain is accompanied by the following symptoms
- A high fever
- Painful urination
- Inability to pass your bowels
- Vomiting blood
- Blood in stools
- Difficulty in breathing
Whether the pain is a dull ache or a sharp twinge it is best to get yourself checked out, whilst it may be something as simple as constipation it could also be something much more serious. If you are experiencing problems please don’t hesitate to contact us to see a New York abdomen specialist.