Food-poisoning symptoms-abdominal pain, stomach cramps, and multiple bouts of diarrhea or vomiting-tend to be more severe but shorter-lasting than when it’s a stomach bug. Food poisoning and a stomach bug are essentially the same thing-a viral or bacterial infection that causes gastroenteritis, the medical term for inflammation of the stomach and intestines, which leads to vomiting and diarrhea.
Education also may prevent patients from falling prey to the charlatans who offer unproven and possibly dangerous treatments for indigestion. Many symptoms are tolerable if patients’ anxieties about the seriousness of their symptoms can be relieved. It also helps patients deal with symptoms when they feel that everything that should be done to diagnose and treat, in fact, is being done. The truth is that psychologically healthy people can tolerate a good deal of discomfort and continue to lead happy and productive lives. Indigestion is diagnosed primarily based on typical symptoms and the exclusion of non-functional gastrointestinal diseases (including acid-related diseases), non-gastrointestinal diseases, and psychiatric illness.
There’s not really a clear line you can draw,” Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., a board-certified infectious disease physician and affiliated scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, tells SELF. If you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea with your headaches, talk to your doctor about treatment options. Treating the headache usually relieves gastrointestinal symptoms. Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, or and upset stomach can affect anyone and sometimes strike without warning.
Stress can send your digestive system into overdrive, which can cause a stomachache or nausea. An upset stomach due to stress isn’t typically a cause for concern and will go away on its own. Side effects of these three drug classes are usually minor and often resolve on their own. They include nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and headaches. Your doctor can let you know which type of OTC medicine will work best for you.
10. Pelvic inflammatory disease
Loops of intestine may be painfully swollen (distended) with gas. The person may have a fever, feel generally sick, and have aching muscles and extreme exhaustion. Other bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureus [see also Staphylococcal Food Poisoning], Bacillus cereus, and Clostridium perfringens) produce a toxin that can be present in contaminated food. The toxin can cause gastroenteritis without causing a bacterial infection. These toxins generally cause severe nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
For others, eating relieves symptoms. Because indigestion is such a broad term, it is helpful to provide your physician with a precise description of the discomfort you are having.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
Whether you’re at home or out and about, homeopathy can help relieve these symptoms and restore your health. Antacids, which are neutralizing agents, are often used to relieve the symptoms of heartburn (Table 2).
In this theoretical situation, we can’t see the abnormality with the naked eye or the microscope, but we can measure it. If we can measure an associated or causative abnormality, should the disease no longer be considered functional, even though the disease (symptoms) are being caused by abnormal function?