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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Constant lower abdomen cramps ?

Constant lower abdomen cramps ?

Many things: It doesn't say how old you are, and we would need a lot more info to help you. Could you be pregnant? Are you constipated? Have you been ill? Could you have an std? Is your period due/overdue? Have you had abnormal (or no) pap smears? Has there been a change in your bowel movements? Many things can cause lower abdomen cramping/pain. Give us more info and maybe we can help. Or see your md. ...Read more

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My upper abdomen cramps/hurts badly some times or in the middle of the night. The frequency is getting higher. What's wrong?

My upper abdomen cramps/hurts badly some times or in the middle of the night. The frequency is getting higher.  What's wrong?

Few things: There are certainly a lot of possibilities here. These include acid reflux, ulcer in the stomach or small intestine, gallbladder among other things. If it is becoming more frequent and bothersome then it is worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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Diarrhoea for 3 weeks.Stomach cramps.Going about 5 times, day & night.I'm under a lot of stress right now, is it related?How can I ease my stomach?

Diarrhoea for 3 weeks.Stomach cramps.Going about 5 times, day & night.I'm under a lot of stress right now, is it related?How can I ease my stomach?

Possibly: It may be related to stress but i would encourage you to see your physician to rule out medical causes first. Ginger is excellent for soothing an upset GI track. You can slice fresh organic ginger and let it steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes. Allow it to cool some before sipping. More importantly, get a handle on stress. Try to get at least 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep per night. How is >. ...Read more

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On and off lower abdomen cramps, feeling tou want to poops, what is this?

On and off lower abdomen cramps, feeling tou want to poops, what is this?

Diet: I suspect that this is some dietary factor that makes you feel like you want to go; try eliminating lactose from your diet; try a probiotic daily; experiment with your diet and see what works for you;. ...Read more

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Hi I have had abdomen cramps/ pain for over 1 week this pain is relieved when I go to the toilet, the pain is not severe. I've had no other symptoms ?

Hi I have had abdomen cramps/ pain for over 1 week this pain is relieved when I go to the toilet, the pain is not severe. I've had no other symptoms 
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TNTC: causes of abdominal pain are Too Numerous To Count (TNCT). If you continue to have the pain, I suggest seeking out medical care. The potential causes, include diet, lifestyle, stressors, infection, inflammation, etc etc. Consult with your physician for more information and best of health to you. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more