Abdominal Problems: Symptoms To Be Concerned About

Abdominal problems can be worrying, uncomfortable, painful, and sometimes debilitating. Those in the 40–60 age range commonly report abdominal pain such as constipation and chronic pelvic pain. Causes of stomach pain include gastroenteritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Many people suffer from non-specific, chronic abdominal problems. It’s hard to know what’s going on with an upset stomach. So, seeing a doctor, and understanding how the body works are helpful.

Fairview Rehab And Nursing Home in Queens NY has experienced medical staff who can quickly recognize any signs of pain. Our top-class, round-the-clock medical care services mean that every patient gets the attention they deserve.

Lady suffering from abdominal problems

Signs Of Abdominal Problems And When To Seek Medical Assistance

Abdominal pain may occur anywhere from the area below your ribs to your pelvis. If you have severe pain, possibly combined with other symptoms such as vomiting and bloody stools, see a doctor immediately.

If your abdominal pain is not severe, it is likely to clear up by itself. You may have an upset stomach after eating something which didn’t agree with you, or simply have trapped gas.

Belly aches can be due to poor digestion so wait for a bowel movement and see if the pain persists.

Sharp, Severe And Sudden Pain Are All the Signs Of Abdominal Problem

If you experience severe, sharp pain that comes on suddenly, see a doctor as soon as you can. Sudden pain indicates a more serious health issue and the sooner it’s treated, the better.

If abdominal problems lead to pain in your neck, chest, or shoulder, seek medical advice immediately.

It’s always better to err on the side of caution, even if your discomfort is transitory. Your doctor will explain things to you and provide pain relief medication if required.

More Serious Signs and Symptoms

More serious signs of abdominal problems include stools the color of black tar, bloody diarrhea, bloody urine, and vomiting blood. If you are unable to pass urine, pass gas or move your bowels this is also serious.

If you experience fever and sweating, or if you feel clammy, seek medical assistance.

Everything Starts From The Gut

A healthy gut is very important not only for your abdominal health, but also for your overall health. Your gut processes food, eliminates waste and contains lots of healthy bacteria. According to scientists, many health issues are related to the gut.

An unhealthy gut can lead to abdominal problems such as bloating, trapped gas, constipation, and diarrhea. To improve your gut health, avoid processed foods high in fat and refined sugars, and eat a balanced diet.

Eat high fiber foods such as beans and legumes, and fermented food such as kimchi and yogurt.

Fairview understands the causes of, and knows how best to treat, all kinds of abdominal problems. Contact us for more information about our care and treatment services. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have.

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