What is abdominal pain?
Abdominal pain, also called a stomachache, is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic areas. This pain is mainly caused by Inflammation or diseases that affect the organs in the abdomen. The major organs located in the abdomen are- Intestines, kidneys, appendix, spleen, gallbladder, liver and pancreas.
What causes abdominal pain?
Abdominal pain can be caused by a number of conditions though the major causes include infection, inflammation, abnormal growths, obstruction and intestinal problems.
Infections in the intestines, throat, and blood can help bacteria to enter in the digestive tract, which generally results in abdominal pain. These infections might also give rise to some other problems as well like diarrhea or constipation.
Menstruation cramps can also cause lower abdominal pain; however, they most commonly cause pelvic pain.
Some other common causes of abdominal pain can be:
• acid reflux
What are the types of abdominal pain?
Abdominal pain can be classified into three categories – localized pain, cramp-like pain and colicky pain.
Localized pain is limited to only one abdomen area and is generally caused by problems in a specific organ.
Cramp-like pain mostly comes and goes. This type of pain mostly associated with diarrhea, bloating, constipation, or flatulence. In women, it might be connected with menstruation, miscarriage, or reproductive organs complications.
Colicky pain generally occurs suddenly and can feel like a severe muscle spasm. It can be a symptom of more severe disease like gallstones or kidney stones.
How is the reason of abdominal pain diagnosed?
The exact cause of abdominal pain can be diagnosed with the help of a number of tests. However, before that the doctor will do a physical check up. The physical examination generally includes pressing down gently on different areas of the abdomen to check for swelling and tenderness. This alongside the severity of the pain and its location within the abdomen can enable your doctor decide which tests to order.
Some Imaging tests, like MRI scans, X-rays, and ultrasounds, are performed to have a detailed view of tissues, organs, and other structures in the abdomen. These can prove very helpful in diagnosing tumors, ruptures, fractures, and inflammation.
Moreover, blood, stool, and urine samples can also be collected to seek evidence of bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections.
What are the treatments for abdominal pain?
Medications are mostly used for the treatment of underlying cause(s) of the abdominal pain. The diagnosed cause mostly helps to narrow down the choice of medications. However, medications are not generally required for the treatment of simple viral gastroenteritis. Surgery or chemotherapy might be the best option to treat certain cancers in the abdomen. Other causes may need antimicrobials, antispasmodics, H2 blockers, or even morphine or nitrates. However, there are some causes can only be treated by surgery like incarcerated hernia, abdominal injuries and abdominal adhesions from previous surgeries though some medications can be used before the surgery.
Apart from medications and surgery, one can get rid of the abdominal pain by making some lifestyle changes. These mainly include:
Good hygiene, Eating a healthy diet, doing exercise, and avoid excess alcohol consumption and smoking to lower the chances of developing illness from many infectious causes.
Homeopathic treatment for abdominal pain
Homeopathic medicines for abdominal pain provide great relief from abdominal pain. Homeopathic medicines are mostly derived from natural substances; hence they are very safe and free from any side-effects.
Most commonly used homeopathic medicines for abdominal pain
Bryonia Alba: Bryonia Alba is one of most effective homeopathy remedies for conditions striking the abdomen. In these cases, there are sharp pains and stitching occurs if you move even slightly, cough, or take a deep breath.
Carcinosin: This homeopathic remedy provides a great relief from burning pain that is mostly accompanied by hard, dry stools.
Lycopodium: Lycopodium is one of the ideal homeopathic medicines for treating pain on the right side, together with bloating and rumbling sounds.
Friends, as you all know very well that classical homeopathic medicines are prescribed only on the basis of TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS with a clear cut identification of disease in patient and patient in disease also, even then we are providing here just a few homeopathic medicines for different types of medical problems in a short way.
But reader is advised very strongly to use the medicines only under medical supervision and these medicines should never ever consumed without proper consultation with your doctor or GP.
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