In the midst of our hectic lifestyle, the struggle to earn enough to make ends meet, and the efforts we give out to balance work and life effectively, itâ€™s so easy to forget that we should also take care of ourselves. After all, health is wealth, and without it, we wouldnâ€™t be where we are right now. Thatâ€™s why we shouldnâ€™t just easily dismiss small pains we experience especially if it concerns our stomach.
Because our stomach area houses several vital organs in our body, we should be extra careful whenever we feel discomfort in this area. Thatâ€™s why we should also know what are the possible reasons why it hurts. Here are some of them.
The gallbladder is the small sac-like organ found beneath our liver where the liver stores bile before releasing it to the small intestine. When exposed to too much cholesterol, gallstones form. Because the gallbladder is situated at the right side of our abdomen, it can cause pain and discomfort on the same area when gallstones form.
Apart from the pain, other signs that you might have gallstones include nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. On extreme cases, experts have to surgically remove the gallbladder in order to get rid of gallstones in the body.
Ulcers are open sores that form on the inner lining of the stomach. Some reasons while ulcers form include the proliferation of a bacteria call heliocbacter plyori and the excessive intake of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory [redacted] or NSAIDS. If you experience pain in the stomach area, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, heartburn, excess gas, and fatigue, you might want to consult your doctor to check for gastric ulcer.
Acid reflux may make you experience heartburn, a discomfort that makes you feel like your heart is on fire. Not to be mistaken as heart failure, acid reflux causes pain in the chest and elsewhere in the stomach. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, excess burping, and metallic or acidic taste in the mouth.
Constipation is the difficulty to defecate for longer periods of time. This can be due to low fiber intake, low water intake, and a sedentary lifestyle. If you have problems in your digestive system, you may also experience constipation.
While the tiny structure hanging from where the small and large intestine meets seems harmless, it can cause extreme pain when it becomes inflamed. When you experience sharp pain from your navel to your lower right abdomen, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, bloating, and fever, better run to the doctor and have yourself checked for appendicitis.
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