Causes of night stomach pain
Night stomach pain can be a symptom of many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and can even be triggered by psychological problems. The doctor, whom you should contact for an accurate diagnosis you will need to perform the entire clinical picture, to exclude neurological disease and reaction to a stressful situation. This symptom should be considered in conjunction with other signs: the presence of abdominal bloating, vomiting, nausea, heartburn and burping, a time of day when there is pain, its intensity, etc.
If such pains disturb you, seize them does not make sense, even though it brings temporary relief. Muting the pain, you can skip the time disease in which it can go to the acute or chronic stage, such as gastritis in long-standing form, which will trigger the development of stomach ulcers. Such pain can be a symptom of focal inflammation and ulcers of the stomach.
The attacks, which regularly disturb you through the night 6-7 hours after dinner, can be symptoms intestinal ulcers. And very often night "hungry" pain testify in favor of the ulcerative process in the duodenum, erosive duodenitis. This is confirmation heartburn, constipation, vomiting with a sour taste that occurs in the peak of pain and after which they disappear. Night pain may cause opisthorchiasis, fascioliasis, and strongyloidiasis, or clonorchiasis, as well as helminths of the hepatobiliary system.
Treatment night pain in the stomach
As you can see, the "hungry" pain may indicate a quite serious pathological changes in the gastrointestinal tract, so first and foremost you need to see a gastroenterologist, so he gave you the tests, identified the cause and began treatment. In any case be self-medicate, otherwise you risk only worsen the situation and start the disease.
Mandatory component of treatment is special medical diet but no weight loss diet. In the early days can be slightly hungry, to relieve the digestive system. Subsequently, from the diet should exclude all spicy and salty, fatty and fried. Cook vegetables, meat and fish dishes for a couple. Eat minced and soft foods – cereals, mashed potatoes. Divide the day into 5-6 receptions and eat in small portions, to reduce the load on the digestive tract.