Stomach Pain With Types, Symptoms, Home Remedies, Medicine

Dr Rudra Prakash Health and Nutrition Tips


Summary: Stomach Pain, more than just an excuse, for taking leave from school or office. Want to know how severe this stomach hurt can be? How can you get rid from a stomach ache? here are some tips and medicines you can try. Along with stomach pain home remedies.

That irresistible pain where you feel a stretch inside the abdomen, like someone pulling it inside. That feeling makes you appreciate, the state when you are not having it. That’s the time when you think only about the cure of your stomach ache, though the thing that is important to know about is, why you feel stomach discomfort? So before knowing the cure for it, let’s find out how an abdominal pain occurs, what causes stomach pain?

Stomach pain can occur anywhere around the belly with different intensity, the position and the pain signifies the cause of the problem to some extent. The most serious diseases such as colon cancer or early case of appendicitis causes mild pain, whereas if you are having a gas problem or having a cramp, generally then the pain gets worse. There can be multiple reasons of having a bad stomach ache such as, irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, constipation, food allergies, stomach virus, and  lactose intolerance Other, more serious, causes include an abdominal aortic aneurysm, appendicitis, bowel blockage, gastroesophageal reflux, and cancer. To know more about the causes read the types of stomach pains one can have.

Types of Stomach Pain

Being almost, the center of the body, stomach suffers problems related to other organs as well, which causes the stomach pain.  

Here are some types of abdominal pain and their viable causes

1.Excess gas:Dull upper abdominal pain

This type of pain occurs due to the excess gas building inside the abdomen. It happens, if you eat fast or anyhow gas was gulped by the body, by the means of any dairy, leafy vegetables and beans or artificial sweeteners, sodas and beers.

Prevent the excess gas by avoiding the above mentioned foods and also can help it by taking Mylanta, Gas-Xn or any supplements.

2.Heartburn: Pain in the lower chest area, top of the abdominal area

This feeling of sour taste at the back side of the throat including the chest burning pain  is caused by certain types of foods like alcohol or coffee, greasy or spicy foods and acidic juices. Pregnancy and smoking are some other cases in which we feel the chest burning pain and the addition of these foods with Pregnancy or smoking can make things worse.

You can use some antacids for a quick relief from heartburn and can take Pepcid AC, Zantac 75 but, for long term relief one should avoid the above mentioned foods.

3.Ulcers: Severe pain in the upper abdominal area

It’s a sharp pain in the upper stomach, caused by the emergence of damage in the stomach lining known as ulcers. This happens to the people, who are having medicine from a long time or taking very high doses or due to Helicobacter pylori bacteria. The things which can enhance the severity are smoking and stress.

So with the certain kind of antibiotics like Pan D capsules, you need to avoid stress and smoking as well.

Remember not to treat it with painkillers like aspirin or other similar anti-inflammatory pills to avoid any inadequate effect.       

4.Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Cramping and bloating

This mostly happens due to sensitivity of the digestive system, which gets enhanced by some certain foods. This syndrome alters the working of digestive system. Sometimes slower’s the cycle to promote constipation , sometimes fastens to provoke diarrhoea. This syndrome also inflate by fizzy or caffeinated drinks, greasy foods, alcohol or stress.

Other than avoiding the above mentioned foods, addition of fibres to the diet can replicate some relief. Though Cramping and bloating is experienced distinctively, thus it is advised to consult a doctor.

5.Gastroenteritis (stomach flu): Cramping and diarrhoea

Some viruses or bacteria are responsible for the uncertain cramping and diarrhoea, and promotes gastroenteritis. These types of bacteria are generally found in meat products, dairy products, or water, which eventually recedes within two to five days.

To flu away this stomach flu,you can take Meftal Spas Tablet along with staying hydrated enough to loosen the bacteria’s effect in the body.

6.Lactose intolerance: Mild pain and indigestion

Above mentioned syndrome’s curability demanded to reduce dairy intake to some extent, and for the people who are lactose intolerant, this is the only thing, need to avoid completely.

These people are not able to digest the natural sugar found in dairy products and they can prevent it, simply by avoiding dairy products. But at the same time, they have to maintain the appropriate amount of calcium in the body, it is possible with foods such as broccoli, kale, tuna, salmon, and calcium-fortified products like soy milk.       

7.Gluten Intolerance: Gas, chronic diarrhoea, bloating

The state when the body refuses to process gluten-rich foods, caused by the disordered digestive system, it can be treated by avoiding gluten-rich foods to get relief from cramping, bloating and chronic diarrhoea.  

8.Gallstones:Severe pain in the upper right abdomen and under the shoulder: Gallstones

Gallstones are generally caused by the excess cholesterol in the body. The people who are more susceptible to gallstones are, over 40 years of age and the people lacking appropriate amount of weight in their body. This medication can help in mild pain and severe pain demands treatment by removing the gallbladder in surgery.   

Appendicitis: Lower right abdominal pain

Having nausea or vomiting accompanied by a sharp pain in your lower tummy area could be appendicitis. Generally caused when the appendix entrance is blocked and gets infected. This syndrome require doctors site as soon as possible.

Stomach Pain- Types, Symptoms, Home Remedies, Medicine With Its Prevention

Stomach Pain Symptoms

The basic symptoms that show, the problem is related to stomach pain are very much understood, as any area around the abdomen will start paining. To understand what kind of stomach pain it is, here are some Symptoms such as

Abdomen will be felt like pressurised from inside, due to excess gas building in the stomach, feeling of sour taste at the back side of the throat including the chest burning pain due acidic food intake, sharp pain in the upper stomach due to ulcer,Slower or faster digestive cycle respectively promoting constipation or diarrhoea, Severe pain in the upper right abdomen and under the shoulder due to excess cholesterol ,nausea or vomiting accompanied by a sharp pain in your lower tummy area due to blockage in appendix entrance.

Home Remedies For Stomach Pain

The first thing a person do in stomach hurt is, to intake a natural antacid or take any other natural help, as this pain is only be treated by consuming anything orally. Thus natural remedies play an important role in stomach ache.   

Here are some natural remedies you can try, to get relief from stomach hurt.

1.Drinking water

Basically water helps to digest and absorb nutrients from foods and beverages efficiently. You can take it as, the ratio of water and acid inside our stomach should be maintained and for that, you simply have to be hydrated, that’s it.  

2. Don’t lie down too much

The horizontal position of the body changes the position of acid, backward and upward, which generally causes heartburn.

In the case of stomach upset, It is suggested, lye down for sleep after 1 or 2 hours, if it is necessary to lie down, then try to sit for some hours in a position where you are popping up your neck and chest vertically.  

3. Ginger

Commonly used for an upset stomach and indigestion. It contains gingerols and shogaols chemicals to treat the stomach contraction.  

4. BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast)

These are the food items helps to hold together the food inside the stomach to excrete the stool smoothly and reduces the number of stools to cure diarrhea.

5. Lime or lemon juice, baking soda, and water

For gas patients the mix of lemon juice in water with a pinch of baking soda can do wonders, as this mix produces carbonic acid to decrease the gas and reduce the indigestion.

6. Cinnamon

The substances in cinnamon can reduce gas, bloating, cramping, and belching. It is also a stomach acidity neutralizer and helps in heartburn and indigestion.

Top Stomach Pain Medicine

Not all types of stomach pains can be cured by home remedies, as mentioned previously, there are some mild pains that symbolises some severe diseases. Here are some top medicines used in stomach ache.

1.Mylanta, Gas-X for gas.

2.Pepcid AC, Zantac 75 for heartburn.

3. Dolo 650 MG Tablet for stomach ache and fever.

4. Pan D capsules for gastric ulcers.

5. Meftal Spas Tablet for muscle cramp.

6. Wikoryl 2 Mg/500 Mg/5 Mg Tablet for itchy throat.


Stomach pain can be the cause of a serious disease and if it’s not serious then it’s long term ignorance can make it serious. Do what is convenient for you, don’t single handedly depend on home remedies or on medicines as well. The least you can do is to eat healthy and stay hydrated.