Find out if your stomach pain may be serious.
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.
While bloating can be a normal part of a healthy lifestyle, sometimes it can also be a sign that you need to seek medical attention or make tweaks to your diet. JJ Virgin reminds us it's not just salt that can cause bloat since healthy foods like Brussels sprouts and beans can also cause this unpleasant side effect. Dr. Raj recommends taking an at-home bloat test to determine if your symptoms are normal. All you have to do is keep a five-day journal and write down what you ate, when you ate, and how much you ate every time you bloat. By tracking these factors you can see if there is a pattern and if there is no pattern you should see your doctor.