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Why do our stomaches rumble/hurt if we haven't ate in a while?

Why do our stomaches rumble/hurt if we haven't ate in a while?

A Normal Process: Hunger causes stomach rumbling & mild cramping pain. Certain hormones notify our brain when food intake is needed. More hormones signal the release of stomach digestive juices & movement of muscles in the stomach wall. This movement mixes & pushes stomach contents into the duodenum which can cause cramps. The rumbling noises can sound louder when your stomach is empty. Eating regular meals helps. ...Read more

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My stomachs has been hurting for the past 4 days but it just hurts while I'm eating food. What can I take to make the pain go away?

My stomachs has been hurting for the past 4 days but it just hurts while I'm eating food. What can I take to make the pain go away?

Stomach pains: Without a good history and clinical exam it is tough to tell you what to do. You can try an antacid like maalox if you have some acid condition, only to help until you can call your dr. and get an appt., as stomach pains after eating, that has lasted for 4 days, can be caused by several issues and you need to have it evaluated asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could life style change cause upset stomachs?

Could life style change cause upset stomachs?

Yes: If you feel stressed by life changes that may be expressed by GI upset and nausea. ...Read more

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Any good remedies for upset stomachs?

Any good remedies for upset stomachs?

Yes: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; an upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Why does our stomachs make noise ? Like growl ? Before and after we eat

Why does our stomachs make noise ? Like growl ? Before and after we eat

Borborygmi...: Stomach rumble is called borborygmi, and is caused by the peristalsis (contractions) of the small intestine moving gas and digested food through the intestine. This is what we listen for when placing our stethoscopes on the abdomen and is normal when it occurs - even when audible without a stethoscope. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause people to have itchy stomachs?

What can cause people to have itchy stomachs?

Pruritis: Many different things can cause itchy skin, whether over the stomach or other body parts. For example, it may be caused by allergies, infections, certain medicines, or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Many times itchy skin just happens when your skin is dry, as is very common in cold weather. Ref: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/pruritis/causes-risk-factors ...Read more

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What function does the hydrochloric acid of our stomachs serve?

What function does the hydrochloric acid of our stomachs serve?

Digestion and anti-: Microbial. Acid facilitates digestion of foods. Stomach enzymes work better in acid environment. Acid also destroys most the organisms that we swallow with food and prevents countless intestinal infections. ...Read more

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How come men's stomachs stick out after sex?

How come men's stomachs stick out after sex?

Relaxed!: They've had sex. They are relaxed muscularly and mentally. The stomach muscles loosen up! also, they are no longer "preening" and sucking it in! ...Read more

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Are bladder wrack tablets (which contain seaweed) cause upset stomachs?

Are bladder wrack tablets (which contain seaweed) cause upset stomachs?

Stop using seeweed: I do not know what the seaweed contain, but logic states anything taken that causes side effects should be stopped/replaced. ...Read more