I doubt there’s a soul on Earth who hasn’t experienced stomach pain at one point or another. In fact, it’s so common that millions battle tummy troubles every day.
Yet, despite being a universal complaint, stomach pain gets nearly zero attention. We hear a ton about joint pain. Lots of advice is offered on resolving neck pain, back pain, and headaches.
But when it comes to the discomfort so many of us feel in our bellies, especially after eating, it’s crickets. This is probably why so few folks ever bother to mention stomach pain to their doctor.
And those that do often get no satisfactory answers about the cause. Let alone any real relief from the pain.
But that all changes starting now. Because I’ve got some proven stomach pain solutions to share with you today.
Over 1 in 10 battle frequent tummy troubles
A new study, presented at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) virtual conference this year, finds that more than one in 10 people worldwide suffer from frequent stomach problems after eating.
Those complaints include:
- and MORE
Just like any other pain condition, it’s not just the discomfort alone that you find yourself struggling with. When you battle frequent stomach pain, your overall quality of life suffers too.
So it’s no real surprise that the new study finds stomach pain can DOUBLE your odds of anxiety and stress. Plus, it can send your risk of depression soaring.
3 at-home solutions to soothe stomach pain
Fortunately, several proven-effective at-home remedies can ease or even eliminate some common forms of stomach pain.
Ginger root has been used for centuries to soothe a variety of tummy troubles. And it’s backed by science.
Ginger was tested in patients suffering from functional dyspepsia, one of the most frequent and debilitating forms of stomach pain. After just one month, about 80 percent of patients reported measurable improvements. And the biggest benefits went to the folks battling the most severe symptoms.
If your stomach problems are tied to anxiety and stress, curcumin (a turmeric extract) could help.
In a study earlier this year, volunteers taking curcumin for eight weeks saw significant improvements in their stress and anxiety levels. That, in turn, led to better scores on the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale, which measures symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, and reflux.
Stomach pain isn’t the only benefit turmeric brings to the table. This potent herb is a multitasker, as you’ll discover in my earlier report TOP 6 health benefits of turmeric.
Gut-friendly probiotic bacteria support good digestion regardless of whether you’re battling stomach pain or not. But in many cases, those same probiotics can improve a variety of digestive complaints, too.
One recent study, for example, found Lactobacillus reuteri supplements can ease stomach pain caused by the H. Pylori bacteria behind many stomach complaints, including ulcers.
If these three supplements don’t do the trick, don’t give up. Keeping a food journal could help you pinpoint the cause of your tummy troubles.
Write down everything you eat for a few weeks and note exactly how you feel afterward. After some time, you may notice a pattern behind your stomach pain. When you think you might have spotted the culprits try eliminating those foods from your diet for a few weeks to see if things improve.
If all else fails, food sensitivity testing might be your best option. Contact a naturopathic or integrative medicine doctor who can run sensitivity tests and check for other common causes of stomach pain, including inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac disease, and drug side effects.