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Stomach Cramps

Muscle cramps can happen anywhere you have muscles, and that includes your stomach, where a cramp may be mistaken for a ‘generic’ bellyache, indigestion, upset stomach or side stitch.

When a muscle isn’t getting enough oxygen-carrying blood to meet its needs muscle cramps can occur. When stress, overindulgence or heavy exercise after a big meal sets the stage, your stomach can become the fall guy for cramping.

Stomach cramps
are usually a painful squeezing sensation that comes and goes over a span of minutes. They crescendo up and then decrease. By the way, the squeezing sensation does not always originate in your stomach. Sometimes the trouble is further down.

Take, for example, irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, a troubling and unexplained digestive problem that can cause pain, cramps, diarrhea and constipation. What you perceive as stomach cramps are actually spasms of the intestines. You get cramps only when you have the urge to go to the bathroom with less severe cases of IBS, and they go away after you’ve defecated.

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Alleviating Constipation

There are two basic kinds of constipation. The first is called atonic, which is a lazy bowel.

The second is spastic, which is the narrowing of the colon with small, ribbon-like stools.

For atonic constipation, a high fiber diet and increased fluid intake is recommended. Once the problem has gone away it will be necessary to retrain the bowel, as explained below.

Spastic constipation may be caused by nervousness, anxiety or an obstruction like plaque and parasites.

Constipation: Death begins in the colon.

You are suffering from constipation if your bowel movements are infrequent, uncomfortable and the stools are small and hard.

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Nausea – Nature’s Response

The sensation of having the urge to vomit is nausea. When the stomach contents are forced up through the esophagus and out of the mouth, a person is vomiting.

There are many conditions of which nausea and vomiting are common symptoms. Usually they do not demand medical attention. Vomiting and nausea are the body’s natural way to signal that something is wrong.

If these symptoms become severe, if they continue for days, or if you are unable to keep fluids or food in your stomach your body may be experiencing a more serious condition.

The most important concern with vomiting episode is the resulting of dehydration. The speed with which your body dehydrates is determined by the frequency of the vomiting, your body size and whether or not you are experience diarrhea

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