Stomach aches are never fun and they always seem to come at a bad time. Luckily, they usually are not serious and can be remedied with a little self-care.
When your stomach hurts, it’s usually because your body could use some tending to.
Some Simple Tips To Start The Process
Stop wandering around so your stomach isn’t shaken. Being disturbed can randomly upset it. Letting it calm down should help. And remember gurgling sounds are a good sign
2.Stop Eating And Drinking
Give your stomach a complete break from liquids and solids right away. If you really need to eat, go with small portions of non-acidic foods like grains (crackers, rice, oatmeal), non-sour fruits and vegetables (potatoes, bananas, leafy greens).
3.Take An Over The Counter Antacid
Take an antacid to neutralize the acidity in your stomach if you feel the stomach ache is related to indigestion or you are experiencing heart burn.
Tums and Milk of Magnesia (Magnesium Hydroxide) are the most common brands, but you can find other brand names with similar ingredients at the drugstore.
If you feel bloated, simethicone is an over-the-counter anti-bloating remedy that should help clear out any excess gas.
To find out if gas is your problem, try massaging your stomach and listening for gurgling sounds. Hear them You probably have some excess gas in there. Simethicone can help clear it out.
5.Eat A Probiotic Yogurt.
Yogurt is a great line of defense against upset stomachs. It is full of healthy probiotics that soothe your stomach.
In a study by University of Manchester, women with irritable bowel syndrome saw a decrease in bloating by 78 percent when they consumed yogurt daily.
6.Eat Probiotics And Fermented Foods
Probiotics come in many forms and have been reported to significantly reduce stomach trouble. Kombucha, yogurt, kefir and lacto-fermented vegetables are all good sources of probiotics.
7.Make An Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
An old folk recipe with a lot of modern praise, it may not work for everyone, but, if you feel up for it, give it a shot it might be just what your stomach needs.
Try mixing a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
8.Eat Papaya, Pomegranate or Pineapple
The enzymes in these fruits have been taken orally for centuries to relieve stomach pain. However, don’t overdo it.
These same fruits, in large quantities, are known to cause stomach aches.