Expert Talk: How To Get Rid Of Stomach Pain

Read ahead to know a few tips on how to take care of stomach issues.

Tanya Srivastava
Written by: Tanya SrivastavaUpdated at: Oct 06, 2022 13:40 IST
Expert Talk: How To Get Rid Of Stomach Pain

Digestive problems are more common during the rainy season as your metabolism slows down and one may face problems like gas, acidity, bloating, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, constipation, gastritis and bowel sensitivity issues.

Signs And Diagnosis Of Digestive Problems

The most common symptoms of digestive disorders may include bleeding, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, body ache, nausea and vomiting. Diagnosing digestive disorders involves collecting a thorough medical history and conducting a physical examination. The tests may include:

  • Wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • MRI scan
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy)
  • Barium swallow and barium meal tests
  • Oesophageal manometry
  • Anorectal manometry

6 Ways Get Rid Of Stomach Pain

In an exclusive interaction with Onlymyhealth editorial team, Dr V S Chauhan - Additional Director, General Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Noida shares a few tips on how to take care of stomach issues: 

1. Include probiotics in your diet

Opt for yogurt, buttermilk, cheese kefir, kombucha and soybeans. Probiotics are loaded with good bacteria that affect our digestive system and also boosts immunity.

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How To Get Rid Of Stomach Pain

2. Hydration is key

Drinking enough water helps in flushing the toxins out from the body thereby keeping the digestive system healthy.

3. Avoid Raw Vegetables

You must properly cook vegetables instead of raw vegetables in form of salads or junk food fillings. Raw vegetables are full of bacteria and viruses that can make a person more prone and susceptible to stomach problems. It is also important that you wash the vegetables well before you finally cook them.

4. Drink boiled water

If you are someone dealing with stomach problems, you must avoid drinking tap water. Try carrying a water bottle with you whenever you go to work or any other emergency during monsoon.

5. Stay away from seafood

Are you a seafood lover? Well then, you will have to be careful during monsoon and limit your seafood intake. During the rainy season, the water is contaminated and the fish you can eat can give you diarrhea and several other stomach problems.

6. Say "no" to green vegetables

It is clear that leafy vegetables contain all the vital nutrients. However, they are not recommended during the rainy season as the moisture and humidity is a host to many germs. If you eat these vegetables, you can get sick.