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Nonulcer stomach pain

Nonulcer stomach pain

Nonulcer stomach pain is a regular stomach ache that is caused by indigestion. It is also known as Non-ulcer dyspepsia or functional dyspepsia. This type of stomach pain is quite common and long lasting. The signs and symptoms of Nonulcer stomach pain bear a resemblance to those of an ulcer such as discomfort in the upper abdomen is accompanied with nausea. Doctors suggest that it is a functional disorder which means that it's not essentially caused by a specific disease.

The symptoms of Nonulcer stomach pain include:

• Abdominal pain
• A burning sensation
• Belching
• Feeling of fullness
• Nausea

There are factors that can increase one's risk of Nonulcer stomach pain, and they include:

• Smoking
• Excessive intake of alcohol and caffeine
• Medications such as aspirin and other over the counter painkillers

Here are a few lifestyle changes that you can make to help control your Nonulcer stomach pain:

• Don't choose foods that may trigger Nonulcer pain such as spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol
• Chew your food slowly
• Eat small, frequent meals and avoid large meals and overeating
• Exercise regularly
• Avoid exercising soon after eating
• Quit smoking

Contact your doctor if you notice dark tarry stools, have shortness of breath, bloody vomit or pain that radiates to your neck, jaw and arm!