The abdomen is that part of your body which is above your hips and below your ribs. Some people call it the trunk, tummy, belly or gut. When you have a pain in that area, the specialist will call it abdominal pain.
If you experience digestive issues, like many do, it is essential to get to the root cause of why you are having digestive issues. It could be something that is short lived and your digestive system is restored to health, but occasionally something deeper is going on, such as a parasitical or bacterial infection.
- pain in the upper right or left; middle; or lower right or left abdomen;
- painful or unusually frequent urination;
- bloody or black tarry stools;
Lactose intolerance – between 30 million and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, meaning they lack an enzyme needed to digest the main sugar in milk. Asians, African-Americans, and American Indians are most likely to have this problem. Common signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance include:
- abdominal cramps;
- nausea, and occasionally, vomiting;
Hepatitis – it is a disease caused by a virus which infects the liver. It is the most frequent blood-borne disease in the US, and most people with this infection do not know that they have it. Some individuals with hepatitis C feel discomfort in the abdomen or in the area of the liver.
Infections – in the intestines, throat, and blood can cause bacteria to enter your digestive tract, resulting in abdominal pain. These types of infections may also cause changes in digestion, such as constipation or diarrhea.
Celiac disease – about 1% of the United States population has celiac disease, a digestive and autoimmune disorder. Patients are unable to eat gluten, the protein found in barley, rye, wheat, and more, without triggering an attack on their small intestine.
Kidney stones – they are small masses of minerals and salts which form inside the kidneys and may travel down the urinary tract. Excruciating pain in the lower stomach area and in the area where the kidneys are located is the first symptom of this serious condition.
Other causes include – irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, appendicitis, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Spiritual causes of abdominal pain and stomach ache
The abdominal area is closely linked to our inner feelings and thoughts. Living with negative thoughts and emotions can lead to stomach disorders. Moreover, if you resist new ideas, particularly those of others or you criticize easily can also be linked with abdominal pains. Become more aware of your power to change your own life and have confidence in others to do the same.
All aspects of the digestive tract, including the assimilation of nutrients, are controlled by the solar plexus chakra. An unbalanced third chakra can threaten your self-confidence and invite concerns about what others think of you. Furthermore, lack of yellow energy may cause confusion and depression that also have bodily manifestations such as liver, digestive, and respiratory problems. A healthy third chakra allows you to know yourself and live with confidence and strength.
- drink plenty of water daily; avoid sports drinks, such as – Powerade, Gatorade, or Pedialyte;
- limit foods that produce gas;
- eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and foods high in dietary fiber;
- avoid fatty or greasy foods;
- drink beverages slightly warmed or at room temperature;
- exercise regularly, minimum 30 minutes of moderate exercise or 90 minutes of walking per day;
- reduce your intake of tea (especially teas that have caffeine), coffee, energy drinks, and alcohol as these can make the pain worse;
- let your stomach rest between meals;
- when purchasing foods, always make sure you check the sell by date or best before.
”With every breath I take, I am sending gratitude, love, and healing to my stomach.”
”I am healthy.”
”I digest life with ease.”
”My life and my health are becoming better every day.”
”My body has a powerful healing capacity.”
”I am happy, prosperous, peaceful, healthy, and I live in abundance.”