It is very challenging for professional doctors to identify and give a direct diagnosis when you visit the clinic with complains of abdominal pain. Gastric problems are common symptoms to a lengthy list of diseases. Sometimes, it can also be caused by food allergy, contaminated meals or beverages which are not friendly to your system. There are a lot of reasons but the best thing that you can do is to get a list of your actual symptoms like pain, bowel movement, nausea and vomiting. Present all these signs to your doctor to assist him in arriving to the right diagnosis.
We have come up to a summary of the possible signs of some diseases that can help you and your doctor in finding out what went wrong to your digestive system.
Gastroparesis is the condition wherein the body slows down the stomach’s ability to empty. This time-consuming activity results to solid lumps inside the stomach which affects patients with long-term diabetes. Elevated blood sugar levels over a period are known to be causing this disease and can lead to heart burn, bloating, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. Medications and food which are easy to digest are the common remedies for this.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Food sensitivity, poisoning, painful stretching of the gut, stress and anxiety are the common causes of irritable bowel problems. They experience bloating, on and off diarrhea and constipation, flatulence and sometimes bleeding. The management for this other than medication is a fiber-rich diet.
Campylobacter and salmonella bacteria attack your body and causes cramping, diarrhea and nausea for a few days. Antibiotics, anti-diarrhea and anti-nausea medications combat the bacteria. As prevention, proper food handling and keeping your kitchen and utensils clean is a must.
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
This condition is characterized by regurgitation of high levels of stomach acid in the throat. Patients usually experience indigestion or heartburn and are given antacids to control its level. Sudden shifts in medication, fatty foods, smoking, alcohol intake and being overweight are the common causes of this disease.
This condition is caused by a parasite called Giardia Lamblia. It is found in human and animal feces and may sometimes contaminate water or anything that will have contact with the parasite. The infection causes bloating, nausea and stomach cramps which lasts for a month when left untreated. Antibiotics and fight off this kind of bacteria.
Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols
These are carbohydrates which are uneasily absorbed in the small intestine that causes bloating, pain, flatulence and diarrhea. Experts suggest changes in the diet from high content to low content as a solution for FODMAP issues.