Abdominal Pain Treatment

The pain that occurs between chest and pelvic region is known as abdominal pain. Abdominal pain can be of many types as cramps, achy, dull, sharp and intermittent.  Infection or disease of all the organs situated in the abdomen can be the causes of abdominal pain or stomach ache. There are several reasons that can lead to abdominal pain like infection, inflammation, obstruction, and intestinal disorder. The throat infection can also disturb the digestive tract, resulting in abdominal pain. The location of the abdominal pain indicates its cause.

Treatment Of Abdominal Pain

Treatment of abdominal pain depends on the underlying cause and duration of pain. If the abdominal pain is for a short period of time and mostly occurs after having meal, it shows an unhealthy diet. This condition requires a healthy diet. If the pain is persistent and severe then it requires specific medications and sometimes require surgery to treat it. The following treatment methods can relieve abdominal pain :

i. Self-Care Measures

Most of the time, digestive discomforts are causes of abdominal pain so, these self-care measures can be helpful as:

  • Avoiding solid and salty food
  • Sipping clear and filter water
  • Avoid dairy products and citrus food
  • Resting under you feel better
  • Walk at least for 10-15 minutes after having food

ii. Medication Option

We shouldn’t take aspirin, ibuprofen or other medicines without doctor’s prescription because they can cause irritation in the stomach and increase the pain. Doctors, after determining the underlay cause, can prescribe following medications:

  • Antibiotics to treat infections
  • Drugs to reduce inflammation
  • Medications to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Drugs to manage the inflammatory bowel disease

iii. Surgeries

Sometimes, underlying cause can’t be treated without surgery. So, for those conditions, the surgery or specific procedures are required to treat them as:

  • Injection of a numbing agent
  • Corticosteroids injections
  • Hernia repair surgery
  • Appendectomy

Abdominal pain causes discomfort between the chest and pelvic region. There are different causes of abdominal pains in a specific region of abdomen. The location of pain and severity of the abdominal pain indicate underlying cause of abdominal pain. Different symptoms associated with abdominal pain also help us to recognize a cause of the pain. Various diagnoses methods are used to determine the cause of abdominal pain and its specific location in the abdomen. Various treatment methods are available to treat abdominal pain, but treatment method depends on location, cause and severity of abdominal pain. Some self-care measures can be taken to relieve the abdominal pain and to start the specific treatment for that cause.

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