Causes Of Pain In The Upper Abdomen?

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Hello doctor, I am a woman aged 23 years, I have a mother who is quite old, around 57 years old, she has complaints besides rheumatism, currently she can not consume animal protein, now if you consume animal protein she for 2-3 hours sometimes feels sick in the stomach .. Why is that? And what do you think about the treatment? R n r nThank you very much, please answer me 🙏

1 Answer:

Hi insifa,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The stomach is located in the upper abdomen close to the chest (epigastric area, gut). Pain in this area is not always caused by stomach disorders. Also, pain in the upper abdomen can result from disturbances in the esophagus, lungs, heart, bronchi, and other structures in the area.

Pain in the upper abdomen associated with disorders of the stomach is most often caused by gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa). This condition is actually not directly related to the consumption of animal protein. However, this pain can arise when animal protein is processed in inappropriate ways, for example, using coconut milk or excessive chilies. This condition can certainly trigger gastritis symptoms. Not only pain, but sufferers can also feel other complaints, such as nausea, stinging, tightness, heat, vomiting, gas, gas, and so on.

Apart from gastritis, your mother may also experience pain in the upper abdomen due to other causes, for example:

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma) Bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi) Pleuritis (inflammation of the lining of the lungs) Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries) Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints due to autoimmune disorders, rheumatism) Drug side effects - - including drugs that are often used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (NSAID class) Myalgia (muscle pain) Psychosomatic disorders, etc. If the pain that appears is burdensome to your mother, you should check her directly with an internal medicine specialist. If it is true that stomach problems are suspected, the doctor can advise him to undergo further tests, such as ultrasound or endoscopy. Other tests, such as laboratory, x-rays, heart records, etc. may also be done.

In the meantime, you can teach your mother to deal with her complaints in the following ways:

Be more disciplined about eating time, eat small portions but often. Limit consumption of foods that often trigger complaints. Limit consumption of foods that are too spicy, coconut milk, oily Do not lie down immediately after eating, give a break of 2 to 3 hours first Stay away from stress Maintain ideal body weight Sleep more regularly Elevate the head and chest while sleeping Compress the aching upper abdomen with warm water. Hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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