Rumbling stomach - Bellyache (Irritable bowel syndrome)
Abdominal pain (or Bellyache) is usually due to Irritable or irritated bowel syndrome. Symptoms can be anything from bloated stomach and stomach rumbling with oppressive pain or feeling of never getting up from his stool after having been to the toilet. But colic can also occur with irregular bowel movements in the form of constipation or diarrhea (diarrhoea). Abdominal pain is often worst right after you have eaten. Approximately one in three do not do well with my stomach. Nearly three times as many women as men are affected by IBS and the experience of gastrointestinal problems like bloating, constipation and uneasiness in the stomach. The key to an upset stomach, the food we eat, how fiber from vegetables, fruit and wholemeal bread helps the bowel to work better with healthy oils, fish and lean meat, so the gut have something to work with. Sour milk products as Acidophilus or Cultura often have a good effect on the intestinal bacteria. Exercise at least a half hour a day or an hour every other day is what it takes. And then make sure to have regular mealtimes and especially regular toileting.
Advice for a Healthy Stomach
Eat a balanced diet with high fiber such as brown bread instead of white bread. Increase the fiber in the diet gradually, as it can enhance the formation of air in the intestine. Drink plenty of water, especially if you have a tendency to constipation. Exercise, it stimulates bowel movements. 'Let the wind', it aggravates namely bloating, if you do not let annoying flatulence escape. Avoid too much sugar and fat such as chips, candy and cola. Eat fruits and vegetables that contain a number of plant fibers that are good for bowel function. Avoid large quantities of alcohol and coffee - especially on an empty stomach.
Eat 6 meals a day so your stomach has something to work with. Eat slowly and not too much. Eat fermented milk products with lactic acid bacteria such as Acidophilus or Cultura, which often have a good effect on intestinal bacteria. At the pharmacy you can buy such as Imodium or other soothing product that calms the digestive system so the stools become more solid and the stomach's natural rhythm is restored. Have regular mealtimes and especially regular toileting. - Click here about Constipation >>
Causes of Bellyache and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Stress. It is known that irritable bowel syndrome can be aggravated by stress and worry. A particularly stressful situation like divorce, death in the family or problems at work can affect the digestive system's natural balance.
Illness. Irritable bowel syndrome can also be caused by illness. If, for example after a severe gastro-intestinal infection are experiencing persistent problems with the digestive system, it is probably the disease that led to irritable bowel syndrome.
Diet. Irritable bowel syndrome can also be provoked by fatty and processed diet that is low in fiber. It may also be due to the way you eat on eg to swallow a few bites on the fly and not give the time to regular meals, which affects the way the digestive system works.
Hormones. Hormonal changes in women, such as during menstruation, may also worsen the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Contact your doctor: If you have blood or mucus in the stools. If there is a loss of weight. If you suffer from prolonged constipation or diarrhea. If you have a fever associated with abdominal pain. - Click to learn about Diarrhoea >>
There may also be other, more serious causes of colic and stomach aches. The most common causes of abdominal pain and possibly stomach cramps are gastrointestinal infections such as diarrhea, vomiting and fever or stomach poisoning. Other frequent causes of severe abdominal pain, kidney stones, gallstones and appendicitis. - Click here about gallstones and kidney stones >>