Stomach pain is also known as Abdominal Pain. Your abdomen extends from below your chest to your groin. Some people call it stomach, but your abdomen contains many other important organs. Pain in the abdomen can come from any of them. Severe pain doesn’t always mean a serious problem nor does mild pain mean a problem is not serious. The pain may start somewhere else, such as your chest. Call your healthcare provider if the mild pain lasts a week or more or if you have pain with other symptoms. Get medical help immediately if you have abdominal pain that is sudden and sharp. You also have pain in your chest, neck or shoulder. You are vomiting blood or have blood in your stool. Your abdomen is stiff, hard and tender to touch. You can’t move your bowels, especially if you are also vomiting. Some people feel pain in their stomach after eating, after wake up in the morning and while sleeping at night. Many people call this type of pain “stomach pin” even though it occurs well below the area where the stomach actually exists.
Abdominal pain is caused by inflammation ( for example, appendicitis, diverticulitis, colitis), by stretching or distention of an organ (for example, obstruction of the intestine, blockage of a bile duct by gallstones, swelling of the liver with hepatitis). It also caused by gastritis, food poisoning, and so many other problems. Here, we describe some home remedies for stomach pain where you will get relief from pain soon but if there are some major reasons for pain then kindly consult your doctor.
LEMON – Lemon helps to relieve stomach ache that is caused by flatulence and overeating. Mix 2 teaspoons lemon juice and a pinch of salt in a glass of warm water and drink it two times a day. It will give you immediate relief.
CINNAMON – Cinnamon relives stomach ache caused by gas. Take 1/4th teaspoon cinnamon powder with half a glass of warm water immediately after meals to prevent gas formation and stomach pain.
DRIED GINGER POWDER – Dried ginger powder is antispasmodic. It relieves stomach pain caused by indigestion.
MINT – Mint relieves flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome. It has a cooling effect on the stomach and helps to expel gas instantly. Mint is available in a concentrated form and in form of capsules in the market. You can also take fresh mint juice in lime water for stomach pain relief.
COCONUT WATER – Fresh coconut water is an excellent remedy for stomach pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome. It cures acidity and inflammation in the stomach which occurs after eating spicy food.
WARM WATER – Drink warm water three to four times a day to relieve stomach pain. It helps to treat heaviness in stomach, aids digestion and it relieves pain that is caused by constipation.
LIGHT DIET – Eat a light diet to treat stomach pain. Eat fruits and vegetables that are easily digestible. Avoid heavy foods like chickpeas, whole urad dal, and non-vegetarian food when suffering from stomach pain. Avoid oily and deep fried food. Limit the intake of tea and coffee to prevent acidity. BRAT (Banana, Rice, Apple, and Toast) diet is recommended for stomach pain relief.
LIE DOWN ON YOUR STOMACH – Bloating in the stomach often causes stomach pain. Lie down on your stomach to put pressure on the abdominal area. It will help to expel wind and relieve stomach pain. Put a soft pillow under your stomach for more comfort.
FERMENTATION – Hot fermentation helps to relax tension in abdominal muscles. Place a hot water bottle on the affected area and relax in a comfortable position for 15 – 20 minutes. Fill a small muslin bag with rice, heat it on a girdle and place it on your stomach to relieve pain. Do it two to three times a day.
RELAX WITH YOUR LEGS RAISED – Elevated legs position also helps to alleviate stomach pain especially.