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Skipping Meals Stomach Cramps
Clear liquids?: The possibilities as to cause are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease & even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Evaluation may be the key to treatment. ...Read more
I had stomach cramps accompanied by diarrhoea since yesterday. Cramps have subsided, diarrhoea continues after small meal. I have rehidrat and mayogel?
How do I tell if I have a food intolerance or ibs? I get intense stomach cramps 5 minutes into meals and this happens at most meals. I have tried elimination diets and can not pinpoint any triggers. I have limited foods in my diet, but have eaten this way
You may have eaten something that has caused food poisoning. Under cooked chicken, lettuce from a salad bar, or poorly prepaed green beans. Often it is caused by a virus that causes an infection in your stomach.
If you are vomiting alot and /or have diarrhea, you may need to see a doctor to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Yes, but: The gut and the particular foods that can cause cramps varies enormously for individuas. And for the state o the food at the time it is eaten. I believe that the style of eating is the key to prevent stomache cramps. Select good quality foods, prepare them well, sit in a relaxed settng, w people you are comfortable with, eat slowly, chew the food very well, drink some fluid every few bites. ...Read more
It depends: On what kind of exercise you are doing and what is going on inside your body. You may somehow be triggering a spasm in your intestine during your exercise, for reasons yet unknown. You need to have a doctor take a good history on you, and find out more. If you also have cramps at other times, you need evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Water or nothing?: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek help from ur doctor. ...Read more
Stomach cramps can be from several reasons.
I assume by stomach you refer to the abdomen.
What part of the abdomen is hurting?
Is it associated with nausea or heart burn.
You symptoms sound like like may have hyperacidity, ulcer/reflrux.
If it is recurring problem you need to have a physical with more detailed history. ...Read more
Stomach cramps HD: Avoid constipation. Be sure you have a daily bowel movement. Don't eat prior to dialysis. Eat light at least 90 minutes prior. Don't drink too much either. Relax during the treatment. Ask about potassium and calcium settings. Potassium removal will provoke cramps. Calcium removal will provoke cramps. ...Read more
Lifestyle mods: Watch out for spicy and acidic foods (lemons, oranges, tomatoes). Don't gorge at meals - eat smaller, but more frequent meals. Avoid exercise and lying down right after eating or drinking. Avoid alcohol (can cause stomach irritation), caffeine and tobacco. If it's not improving on it's own, it's something you should see your doctor about. Good luck! ...Read more
Individual variation: Different people do react differently to various foods. It would be prudent to avoid foods that give you trouble rather than taking medication to counteract the undesirable effects of some foods. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Flatulence +/- cramps neither localizes your problem to the small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional--but is this due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, etc.? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness, etc? ...Read more
See a doctor: They may or may not be related. Many things can cause palpitations, often benign. Caffeine, stress, thyroid problems. Some may be serious, if associated with chest pain or shortness of breath or fainting. With severe stomach cramps as well, you should have an evaluation and find out what is the cause.. ...Read more
Hard to know.: We’d need to know more about your symptoms before we could hazard a guess as to what’s going on. Vomiting? Diarrhea? Fevers? Where are the abdominal cramps? Truth be told, if you’re having trouble keeping any food down, you should be seen in an emergency room for testing and IV fluids at least. ...Read more
Hard to tell: These are generally non-specific symptoms...It could be many things. In order to determine the cause and appropriate treatment, you should see your family doc for a good history and physical exam... ...Read more
Timing: The timing with regard to food ingestion will give you the answer. If it is relieved in up to about half an hour after eating or having a snack it is most likely caused by hunger. ...Read more
If it is conceivable, it is possible. Try taking water from you home, in a bottle, or buy bottled water to see if that makes a difference.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more