Gastroenteritis (stomach flu):
Gastroenteritis is a bacterial or viral infection that causes abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, gas, loose stools, and fluid-filled stools that appear much sooner after eating. Symptoms usually resolve within a few days, but if they persist for more than two days, they may indicate a more serious health problem, such as infection or inflammation.
Certain foods such as beans, legumes, garlic, and soda produce gases that are produced when the bacteria that reside in the small intestine break down foods that the body deems intolerant. In digestive matter, gas creates pressure in the intestines, causing acute abdominal pain, bloating, and cramps.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome have difficulty digesting certain foods, and as a result, many suffer from abdominal pain, which is often relieved after a bowel movement.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD):
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease characterized by persistent acid reflux, in which stomach acid refluxes into the throat. This reflux causes a burning sensation that can lead to nausea, heartburn, abdominal pain, and ultimately complications such as inflammation of the oesophagus.
A variety of factors can trigger vomiting, including bowel obstruction and alcoholism. During vomiting, stomach acid flows back up through the digestive tract, irritating tissues on the way and causing abdominal pain. Vomiting can also cause pain in the abdominal muscles.
Abdominal pain can occur when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen. Other signs and symptoms of gastritis include gas, nausea, vomiting, and bloating.
Too much waste builds up in the intestines, increasing pressure on the intestines and causing abdominal pain. It can occur for several reasons, including a diet low in fibre and water, the use of certain medications, lack of physical activity, etc. It could also be an indication of bowel obstruction. If constipation persists, an appointment with a gastroenterologist should be scheduled as soon as possible.
Stomach or Peptic Ulcer:
Overuse of bacteria and anti-inflammatory drugs can cause stomach and peptic ulcers. If these ulcers and wounds are left unhealed, they can cause significant abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion and sudden weight loss.
Crohn's disease is a condition in which the lining of the digestive tract becomes inflamed, causing abdominal pain, gas, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and gas. Being a chronic disease, it can lead to malnutrition, which can lead to weight loss and fatigue.
Celiac disease is a condition caused by an allergic reaction to gluten, a protein present in many grains for example wheat and barley. It causes inflammation in the small intestine, causing abdominal pain, diarrhoea and bloating.
Pulled or Strained Muscles:
Injuries and strains are common as many daily tasks require the use of the abdominal muscles. Also, many people put a lot of effort into sit-ups, which increases the risk of injury and leads to abdominal pain.
Menstrual Pain or Endometriosis:
Menstruation can cause inflammation and pain in the abdomen, in addition to gas, bloating, cramps and constipation. Women with endometriosis (a condition in which tissue that typically forms in the uterus develops in other parts of the body) may experience more severe or chronic inflammation and abdominal pain.
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