Just about everyone has had a cramping, achy, or short sharp pain known as a "stomach ache," at one time or another in his or her life. But have you ever had to deal with frequent abdominal pain to the point where it's so severe you can't sit still, or you need to curl up in a ball to try and get comfortable? Or how many of you think the only solution to relieve the pain is the medicine in your kitchen cabinet? What if I told you, that using proper nutrition could help relieve abdominal pain and symptoms safely and naturally without the use of medication ...
What can cause Abdominal Pain?
The function of the stomach is to digest food which you have consumed. It's located in the upper left side of the abdomen. Abdominal pain can be caused by many different conditions that may cause stress to the body which include:
What are some symptoms associated with Abdominal Pain?
Bloating, belching, and passing gas are some symptoms ... well this is of course all natural ... but when bloating, burping, and passing gas interferes with your daily routine, there may be something wrong and it can cause stress and discomfort to the body. When gas doesn't pass though belching or flatulence, it may cause build up in the abdomen and intestines that can lead to bloating and abdominal pain.
If your abdominal pain is severe and reoccurring it could be accompanied by these following symptoms and you should seek help:
Diet and Gut Health
A troubled gut sends messages to the brain and a troubled brain sends messages to the gut. The gut and brain has an ability to communicate via the nervous system, hormones, and the immune system. Your immune system can be alarmed from sugars in your diet, when your body is exposed to chemicals from the environment, or genetically modified foods that can cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation can tend to make a person feel run down, easily overwhelmed, or hormones may be out of balance.
In addition, our emotions influence our gut and mental health. It's important to note that a disturbed gut can show up on the outside of the gut itself, manifesting and showing up as symptoms such as anxiety and depression. If you want to understand this connection of how gut health can contribute to anxiety and depression, call our office at 718-845-2323