How to Manage Stomach Pain

Hassle talaga when stomach pain strikes, especially pag busy sa work or school. Kahit common complaint ang tummy pain, it’s important to know what to do in case you get one. Here’s how to manage the pain:

Step 1: Know the common causes
It’s important to know the different types of stomach pains para you can determine what type you’re most likely having. Here are some of the common causes:

  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Stomach virus
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Food poisoning
  • Food allergies
  • Gas
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Ulcers
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney stones
  • Endometriosis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Appendicitis

Step 2: Check severe symptoms
Visit agad the emergency room if you experience any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Inability to keep food down for more than 2 days
  • Any signs of dehydration
  • Inability to pass stool, especially if you are also vomiting
  • Painful or unusually frequent urination
  • The abdomen is tender to the touch
  • The pain is the result of an injury to the abdomen
  • The pain lasts for more than a few hours
  • Vomit blood
  • Have bloody or black tarry stools
  • Have difficulty breathing
  • Have pain occurring during pregnancy

Step 3: Treatment
If mild lang ang stomach pain, such as indigestion, you can treat your condition with over the counter medicines. If you’re not sure, always talk to your doctor para malaman mo what’s really bothering you as well as the proper treatment for your pain.

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