Don't Ignore These 5 Tummy Troubles!


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There are always some signs that our body gives us from time to time. Signs like a chest burn, or unusual muscle soreness after exercise, that we generally ignore. The digestive system also keeps giving us these signs, to which we turn a blind eye. We blame a slight burn on last night’s dinner.  So, for the love of long-time health let’s look at 5 tummy troubles that should never be ignored.

Mild Diarrhoea: A majority of Indians ignore a mild case of loose motions and try to suppress with a pill. In some cases, it might be a result of food poisoning and hence might not stop even after taking two to three diarrhoea pills. The golden rule is to consult a doctor if the diarrhoea doesn't stop on the first day.  

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): An IBS can be easily diagnosed with symptoms such as abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, pain & & diarrhoea in certain cases. Most people tend to ignore the Irritable symptoms as they go away when the bowels are freed. If the symptoms keep recurring then it’s time to consult a doctor.  

Acid Reflux: Acid reflux is when the excess acid produced in the stomach travels back to the throat. This causes a burn in the throat & sometimes the burning increases when you lie down. Talking to a doctor might help get a better understanding of the problem. If the burn is recurring in nature say 2-3 times a week, then chances are that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) might be the underlying cause.

Appendicitis: The Appendix doesn’t come in the way of any normal bodily functions. However, if it gets infected & ignored, it can be the cause of death. In most cases, the surgeon removes the appendix & treats the inside of your abdomen for any remaining signs of infections. The earliest symptom to take note is, severe pain in the abdomen which becomes worse when you walk. Talking to a doctor as soon as possible can help one avoid any serious repercussions.  

Stomach Ulcer: A lot of people ignore a small burn in the stomach. However, little do they know that the burn might be due to stomach ulcers. Stomach ulcers occur on the inner lining of the stomach & small intestines due to damage, caused by excessive acid release inside the stomach. This causes an ulcer or a burn, which sometimes feels worse when you’re hungry. General treatments include antibiotics & a diet plan to help ease the burn.  

Our body gives us tiny little symptoms of major oncoming disorders, the moment we get the signs and wind of underlying problems, consulting a doctor at the right time can save us a lot of trouble.

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