Normally there are two main causes for the digestive pains which are as follows.
- Emotional problems like anxiety and depression
- Regular intake of drugs that might upset the stomach
This means that normally each and every one of us is at risk of developing stomach problems. We all live in constant stress and often prefer to take painkillers to decrease the pain of any kind of medical conditions.
However, for our readers today we have gathered a bunch of alternative methods to help our readers deal with their indigestion and constipation instead of talking over the counter painkillers.
Use warmth to relieve pain
The pain that is caused by the IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can be significantly alleviated by a warm compress over the stomach area. An electric or a rubber warmer are both effective to perform warm compress. However, be advised to never put the warm object directly over the skin and should always be applied over a layer of clothes to avoid getting buns.
In case of constipation, a warm bath with Epsom Salt added into the water is also a great way to alleviate the pain.
Drink baking soda
The Baking Soda is another natural remedy because it contains in it Sodium Bicarbonate that has the property to treat Acid Reflux. Baking soda helps neutralize the stomach acids and also relieve the symptoms of heartburn.
To drink the baking soda, put ¼ tbsp of baking soda in one glass of water and drink it all. Be advised to no mix the baking soda with any other medication for 2 hours.
Don’t lay down flat – lift your upper body higher
Lying flat on a bed is not a good position if you are suffering stomach pains. In this position, the neck and stomach are in the same level which can cause the digestive acids to travel up to the throat and cause heartburn.
Either remain seated p or lie down while placing a high pillow below your head. It is essential to elevate your head 6 to 10 inches from the stomach level.
For bowel problems and pains, the squatted position is also another great way.
Try following the BRAT diet
BRAT is an acronym for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. All of these foods are bland that is quite easy for the stomach to digest.
If a person experiences the following symptoms for some time, they should stop eating food and switch to a liquid diet for a few time.
After some time, start eating BRAT products in small quantities. As for liquid diet, the preferable are as follows.
- Chicken broth
- Apple juice
If you get irritated with the same menu, there are also some of these following other bland foods that you can eat in small amounts.
- Boiled potatoes
- Herbal teas
Eat foods rich in fiber
Fibers are helpful for intestinal functioning. If you eat more fiber-rich food, your stool will be softer and the body will be able to pass it out comfortably and would prevent constipation.
If you want to add fiber food in your diet, the key is to add it slowly. Some great sources of fibers are as follows.
- Whole grain bread
- Whole Grain Cereals
- Dried beans
Dried Beans and Berries are soluble fibers and if you are suffering from constipation, then the soluble fiber diet is your only option for food.
Soothe your tummy with herbal teas
Instead of drinking coffee or normal tea, try using herbal teas like the following.
Peppermint helps with nausea and is a natural pain reliever, Fennel is great for bile stimulation, and ginger promotes the growth of salvia in moth while chamomile relaxes the muscle spasms. These herbal teas are great for following gastric conditions.
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)