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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Persistent Gas

If you are experiencing gas on a regular basis and it feels like this is a constant in your life, you need to assess what you're eating to determine if there is a link between a certain food group/ingredient and your symptoms. Excess gas can occur when you eat something your body is struggling to break down or digest. For those who are gluten or lactose intolerant, eating foods with these ingredients can cause a buildup of gas very quickly. Some other causes of persistent gas are inflammatory bowel diseases or bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine which could be a complication of diabetes.

Watch: How High Fodmap Foods Cause Bloat and Gas

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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