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What do you do when you have abdominal pains?

What to do when you have abdominal pains

6 November 2018  •  readingtime 1 minute

A big part of the population deals with abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is a broad subject, in which most of the cases the pain is located in the abdomen or stomach area. Abdominal pains are quite often underestimated. Most often they will disappear by themselves, but that is not always the case. In this blog you will read about where the pain can come from and what you can do about it if the pain doesn’t stop by itself.

Let’s face it: prevention is better than cure. So live consciously. Follow a healthy and varied diet, make sure you drink enough, excersise regularly, relax adequately and limit stress. All essential factors to feel energetic, but in the case of a disease not enough to take the pain away.

Most cases of abdominal pain are trivial and symptoms disappear within a few hours or days with self-care measures like: rest, painkillers, a hot water bottle and enough hydration. But pain in the abdomen can also be a symptom of a problem in one of your organs. For example, one in four people sometimes suffer from stomach pain without any due cause. But kidney stones, gallstones or a slight deterioration of the liver can also be the cause of your pain. Do you want to know where the pain is coming from, then it helps to find out when and how it occurs. This way you can localise the underlying issue. Is it for example after a meal? What is the frequency? Are there any other symptoms than just pain?

To fight the actual cause, it is important to trace it first. An MRI-scan of the upper abdominals is perfect for tracing the cause. By means of radio waves, the specialists are able to see organs and structures within the body. An average MRI scan lasts between 30-60 minutes. In this time, over a thousand images are created. This creates clarity about any diseases or abnormalities in one of your organs (kidneys, pancreas, spleen, liver, gall bladder).

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