6 Signs Your Upset Stomach Is Abnormal

Find out if your stomach pain may be serious.

6 Signs Your Upset Stomach Is Abnormal

From stress and nerves to overeating or eating too quickly, stomach pain can be caused by a number of different everyday factors. But sometimes your upset stomach may be abnormal. With the help of gastroenterologist Dr. Roshini Raj and holistic nutritionist JJ Virgin, we're going to cover the ways you can treat these symptoms and learn how to tell if you need medical attention. Here are six signs you may have a more serious stomach issue on your hands.

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Diet and Stress

If you are eating processed foods, gluten, dairy, and artificial sweeteners, you may have a leaky gut. The combination of stress and food can create painful stomach problems, so if you notice pain, bloating, gas, and other gastrointestinal symptoms, you should assess your diet and make lifestyle changes to lower your stress levels.

More: Quiz: What's Your Stress Eating Type?

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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