Stomach Aches

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Stomach aches affect millions of people every year. The cause of these aches range from emotional stress and ulcers to poor digestion. By far, the most common root cause of abdominal pain is problems in the digestive tract. Diets low in fiber and high in processed foods, combined with not enough water and exercise, can create a situation of chronic constipation. This is the general umbrella for other, more specific problems that can occur within a constipated bowel.

Constipation is more than just an annoying discomfort. It actually leads to toxic conditions in the large intestine that can negatively impact on the functioning of the rest of the body. A constipated and toxic bowel can lead not only to abdominal pain, but also chronic fatigue, dull hair and skin, acne flare-ups, bad breath, and mood disorders. This is just a partial list of problems commonly associated with a constipated colon.

Preventing Stomach Aches

Stomach aches can be caused by an excess of gas in the intestinal tract. If the intestine is blocked through constipation, the gas has no way of leaving the body. It builds and distends the intestine, causing definite abdominal pain. These pains can range from dull aches to sharp, stabbing pains. Abdominal pain may also be a sign of a ruptured appendix or spleen, or infection in another abdominal organ. These are life-threatening problems that demand immediate medical attention.

However, the majority of stomach aches are due to gas pains and constipation. Laxatives and antacids only provide temporary relief. The best way to prevent stomach ache is to change your diet to include lots of fiber: whole grains, green, leafy vegetables and fruits, and plenty of water. Exercise frequently. Finally, perform a good colon cleansing program on a regular basis to keep your intestinal tract clean and free of toxic blockage.


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